Actif Woods Anglesey

A group of Actif Woods Anglesey participants standing in a woodland smiling at the camera

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

 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!

 Check out this video to find out more about what goes on at Actif Woods Anglesey

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 Anglesey participants:

“Actif woods is amazing and it has helped me in so many ways in the last 4-5 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). We're working on getting back to the woods safely as soon as possible. Check back here and on our Facebook page for updates. 

Meet the Actif Woods Anglesey team

Photo of Vivienne Plank

Vivienne Plank
Actif Woods Mentor Anglesey
07932 924652

  Photo of John Pritchard 

John Pritchard 
Actif Woods Wales Anglesey Mentor 
07590 383153 

 Photo of Karen Williams

Karen Williams
Woodland Gym Leader 
07811 323935  

Follow us

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A group of participants cheering as part of the FFIT Cymru TV show

Watch FFIT Cymru's short film of their visit to Actif Woods Anglsey 

Screengrab of the short film featuring John Pritchard being nominated for an award.

  Actif Woods Anglesey Mentor John Pritchard has been nominated for an award.

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