BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Actif Woods Rhondda Cynon Taf

 

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) runs woodland health and wellbeing activity groups in Rhondda Cynon Taf 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 Rhondda Cynon Taf? 


 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!

 A group of people doing woodland crafts in a woodland

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 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.

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 team



Elise Hughes
Rhondda Cynon Taf Project Officer
[email protected]

Follow us


@ActifWoodsWalesRCT

Latest Coed Lleol events
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...

37238789 1763212053761571 898463353951748096 o

Ceredigion | Fortnightly Friday Woodland Sessions

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

37238789 1763212053761571 898463353951748096 o

Ceredigion | Wednesday Walkers

  • 19 May 2021
A weekly Wednesday walking group in Ceredigion more...

Merthyr 3

Merthyr Tydfil | Monthly Woodland Group

  • 24 May 2021
A monthly woodland group in Cyfartha Park in Merthyr Tyfil more...
Courses
complete chair 1

Rustic Chair Making

  • The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
  • 18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
Learn how to make a unique Rustic Chair out of hazel rods, with a woven seat. more...