Actif Woods Ceredigion
Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) runs woodland health and wellbeing activity groups in Ceredigion as part of our Actif Woods Wales programme. Discover how woodlands can help breathe new life into your soul, while learning to care for the environment.
What happens at Actif Woods Ceredigion?
Our sessions are designed to offer participants the opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence, provide a friendly environment and opportunity to make friends, spend time outdoors and protect the natural environment.
Each session can consist of multiple woodland activities, such as:
- Campfire cooking and foraging
- Woodland walks
- Conservation activities
- Woodland crafts
- Green gym
- Survival skills
- Forest bathing
- and much more!
Check out this video to find out more about what goes on at Actif Woods Ceredigion
Why should I join?
Spending time in woodlands has been proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing. Here are some quotes from Actif Woods Ceredigion participants:
“Through Actif Woods I have gained friendship and been able to watch my kids learn about their environment.”
(Participant with four children, Summer Family Group 2019)
“I feel generally happier and a bit more confident. I think this group has been more beneficial to my mental health than exercise referral scheme or other things I am doing to manage my mental health. I just wish it was offered on a regular basis!” (Participant in 2020)
“Being outdoors has helped with my anxiety. I have looked forward to coming every week”
(Participant in 2020)
Find out more about the benefits of woodlands for health and wellbeing on our Social Forestry for Participants page.
How can I get involved?
During Covid-19, we've been working online to help people connect to nature and woodlands at home and in their local area (click here to find out how we can support you remotely).
As restrictions lift, we're gradually getting back to running our woodland activities in person. Go to our events page or our Facebook page for updates, or get in touch.
Meet the Actif Woods Ceredigion team
Actif Woods Ceredigion Project Officer
01654 700061 ext.4
Join our Wednesday Walkers Facebook Group
Read about Gwenan's experience of Actif Woods Ceredigion before and during lockdown in her interview for the Cambrian News
Have a look at our News Page to find out more about what Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) is up to.