About Coed Lleol/Small Woods Wales

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) is the name for the Small Woods Association in Wales. We connect people and nature the woodland way. We do this by helping individuals and woodlands in Wales to flourish and grow through woodland activities, events and training in their local areas. 

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Our History

Small Woods is a national charity and company limited by guarantee, with woodland programmes in England, Wales and Scotland.  Small Woods was formed in 1988 as the national organisation for small woodlands, it has a significant track record in managing Social Forestry projects, as well as projects to promote sustainable management of small woodlands for social, environmental and economic benefit.

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) was established in 2002, gaining over 15 years experience running community woodland events. We also established a support network for community woodland groups which now runs independently as Llais Y Goedwig.

Since 2010 Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) has been successfully running health and wellbeing activities through our Actif Woods Wales programme. Today this programme has grown from strength to strength with groups all across Wales.

Our Funders

 Coed Lleol currently runs a number of projects with a variety of different funders. The Actif Woods Wales project currently has funding from the Healthy and Active Fund (Sports Council Wales) and Natural Resources Wales. Other projects have funding from the Welsh Government Enabling Natural Resources and Wellbeing (EnRAW) Fund, Rural Development Programme, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

 Our past funders include:

  • Active Inclusion Fund (managed by WCVA, funded by European Social Fund)
  • Big Lottery People and Places Fund
  • Sport Wales
  • Anglesey AONB Sustainable Development Fund
  • Clywydian Range and Dee Valley AONB
  • Neath Port Talbot County Council
  • Doyle Carte Charitable Trust
  • Gwynedd Voluntary Development Fund
  • Tesco Bags for Life
  • Awards for All
  • Anglesey County Council
  • Wrexham County Borough Council

Our Advisory Board

We have a Advisory Board of representatives from a wide range of Wales-wide public and non-governmental organisations in the community, health and environmental sector. These include:

Our Wellbeing in Nature Training Development Working Group

We also work with a wide range of local and national referral organisations in each of our Actif Woods Wales areas.

If you are interested in joining the Advisory Group, please contact Coed Lleol Manager Amie Andrews [] with information about your background and relevant experience. Membership of our Advisory Group is voluntary, but expenses are paid for those not in a paid role with their organisation.

Latest Coed Lleol events

Nature Watch Online Session

  • Online
  • 28 Sep 2020
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Foraging and Nutrition Online Session

  • Online
  • 28 Sep 2020
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Mindfulness Online Session

  • Online
  • 28 Sep 2020
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