BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Actif Woods Gwent

 

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) runs woodland wellbeing activity groups across Wales as part of our Actif Woods Wales programme. We help people boost their physical and mental health through connecting to woodlands and learning to care for the environment.

What happens at Actif Woods Wales sessions? 


 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
  • Mindfulness
  • Forest bathing
  • and much more!

Why should I get 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 our participants.

“Actif Woods is amazing and it has helped me in so many ways in the last four or five years. I've made so many friends and memories!”  
(Participant, Weekly Drop-in group) 

“I would say that being part of the Actif Woods group has decreased my anxiety. I feel more comfortable being out and it has given me more energy. It has made me more confident within myself.”  
(Participant, Family Group 2019) 

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).

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 South East Wales team


Chris Partridge
Project Officer Gwent
[email protected]
07759 954088
01654 700061 ext.4 

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