BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) featured in BBC Two's New Voices from Wales

8 Apr 2021

Back in December 2020, Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) Project Officer Anna Stickland ran a woodland wellbeing taster session in the South Wales town of Ystradgynlais. 

This session was featured in a BBC Two New Voices from Wales episode called Refuge, which follows Aboudi and Ahmad, two brothers who moved to the town with their family after fleeing the Syrian civil war.

Although Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) works across Wales, we have never run many sessions in Powys. While Powys is the largest county in terms of area, it has the smallest population. Ystradgynlais is right in the South of the county and borders Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthen and has the traditional valleys industries of coal mining and ironworks compared to the more rural industries of the rest of the county. Throughout the pandemic, Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) have been delivering sessions online, which has enabled engagement with people outside of where we normally have projects.

To watch the episode, click here to go to BBC iPlayer

To find out about woodland wellbeing activities near you, head over to our Where we work page.

Latest Coed Lleol events

Neath | Friends of Craig Gwladus Events

  • Craig Gwladys Woods
more...

AWW Denbighshire and Flintshire

Wrexham | Weekly Walking Group

  • 05 May 2021
Actif Woods Wrexham weekly walking group on Wednesday afternoons. more...

37238789 1763212053761571 898463353951748096 o

Anglesey | Weekly Walking Group

  • 07 May 2021
Weekly walking group meeting in different locations across Anglesey. more...

87291692 140703910749170 296604943903621120 n v2

Dolgellau | Monthly Woodland Group

  • Dolgellau
  • 13 May 2021
Join our monthly woodland group in Dolgellau every second Thurs of the month. more...

37238789 1763212053761571 898463353951748096 o

Ceredigion | Fortnightly Friday Woodland Sessions

  • 14 May 2021
Fortnightly Friday Woodland Sessions in Ceredigion more...
Courses
small frame

Framed Basket Making

  • The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale
  • 18 Mar 2022 - 18 Mar 2022
Learn how to make a traditional framed basket with Rachel Evans more...