Actif Woods Neath Port Talbot

 Adults and children doing woodwork in a woodland using shave horses

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) runs woodland health and wellbeing activity groups in Neath Port Talbot 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 Acitf Woods Neath Port Talbot? 

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!

Group of people in a woodland displaying their woodland crafts

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 quotes from some of our participants:

“I feel more inspired and able to take my son out in all weathers, confident that he doesn't need 'stuff' to be able to enjoy and have fun”
(Participant, Neath Port Talbot Family Group)

“It has improved mental wellbeing and will encourage me to get out more often”

(Participant, Neath Port Talbot MIND group)

“I have severe anxiety and having this to look forward to each week has really helped me”
(Participant, Neath Port Talbot Family Group)

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 a for updates.

Meet the Neat Port Talbot team

We're currently recruiting for a new Actif Woods Neath Port Talbot Project Officer. Visit our Contact Page if you'd like to get in touch with Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) in the meantime.

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