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Restoring the link between people and woodlands


Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) supports a number of different woodland activity groups in Ceredigion as part of our Actif Woods Wales programme. We run woodland health and wellbeing activities with and for people:

Join us for woodland activities

Ceredigion Celebration Event – Thursday 11 April, Ceredigion Rugby Club.

Click here for Welsh poster – Cymraeg

This March and April Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) are hosting nine local Spring events to celebrate our thriving Actif Woods Wales programme. Taking place across Wales, these free events will include woodland workshops, tasty campfire cooking, inspiring stories of change and more. There will also be an opportunity for individuals and community organisations to share ideas and help shape the future of woodland health and wellbeing activities locally. Activities will vary in each local area, and may cover the themes of health and wellbeing, woodland skills and woodland conservation. Where possible activities will be co-led by Coed Lleol staff, partner organisations and existing Actif Woods Wales participants: Read more.

To book a place – contact Cath Cave, Woodland Mentor for Ceredigion: actifwoodsaber@smallwoods.org.uk / 01654 700061 (Main office).

Develop a range of woodland skills with Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales). Skills include woodland crafts, species ID, campfire cooking, conservation skills, mindfulness and the option to complete an OCN certificate in Hand Tool Use. We can provide free transport and refreshments, optional qualification, and lots of tea and biscuits! Begins Friday October 19th. See poster below. Contact Cath Cave for details.

Would you like time out to relax? To meet new people and develop new skills? Join us to unwind and have fun in the tranquillity of local woodlands in Ceredigion. Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales) are running a weekly woodland wellbeing programme for carers starting in early 2019. Sessions will include woodland crafts, campfire cooking, mindfulness and more.

Read more about human rights, woodland wellbeing and Carers Rights Day in our recent blog

Running for 6 weeks from Tuesday 22 January 2019, 10.45am – 2pm. Allt Derw Woodland

You will learn about bushcraft, natural fire lighting, campfire cooking, whittling, winter tree ID, and the opportunity to complete a Hand Tool Use Level 1 Accreditation. No skills or experience needed. Get in touch to find out if you are eligible to register. Free transport and refreshments. See poster below. See poster below.

For fortnightly ‘led’ walks, and fortnightly ‘friendship’ walks. Taking place in various woodlands around the Aberystwyth area. Open to all who experience a chronic health condition. Meet 12.30pm at Morrisons to lift share.

Doing various woodland activities (including craft, conservation, art and walks). For all who attend the MIND drop-in. Register directly with MIND Aberystwyth.

Sessions running for residents of Tai Ceredigion housing schemes – restarts again in 2019.

Find us on Facebook

Actif Woods Wales Aberystwyth: www.facebook.com/ActifWoodsWalesAberystwyth
Wednesday Walkers (group page): www.facebook.com/groups/529634383885881
MIND Aberystwyth: www.facebook.com/Mind-Aberystwyth-Woodland-Group-235050463537683

Get in touch

Contact Coed Lleol for more information about Actif Woods Wales in Cerdigion and how you or your clients can get involved:

Cath Cave – Woodland Mentor for Ceredigion
01654 700061 (Main office)


Winter Warmer in the Woods – Tuesdays from 22 January 2019

Click poster image below (to view), or click PDF version English to download.

New Woodland Wellbeing for Carers programme

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Introduction to woodland skills and hand tool use

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Vote for Actif Woods Aberystwyth to win up to £4000 (August 2018)

Actif Woods Aberystwyth is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. It is one of three community organisations in Aberystwyth competing for grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores. Customers can vote in two Aberystwyth Tesco stores from Saturday 1st September to Wednesday 31st October 2018, using a token given to them at the check-out each time they shop. Vote for Actif Woods at Aberystwyth North Parade Express (postcode SY23 2JN) and Aberystwyth Superstore (postcode, SY23 1PB).

To find out more visit: www.coedlleol.org.uk/about-us/news

Help us get the word around – download the poster and share! Vote-for-Actif-Woods-Aberystwyth.pdf

Radio Bronglais FM 87.8 (July 2018)

Listen to us talking about the Actif Woods Wales programme on Radio Bronglais FM 87.8 in Aberystwyth: www.mixcloud.com/rhydian-bronglais/brunch-26072018

MIND Aberystwyth Poster (May to July 2018).

Click poster image below (to view), or click pdf version to download. 

MIND Aberystwyth Woodland Activities Poster May to July 2018.

A short film about Actif Woods Wales Aberystwyth.

Made by Natural Resources Wales (July 2014). It includes our Woodland Walkers and MIND Aberystwyth activities. Click HERE

Partnership activities with Tir Coed

A write-up from Tir Coed about some sessions held in partnership with them, and a Cambrian News article for Aberystwyth.

AWW groups in partnership with Tir CoedCLLCambrianNewsNov14

Current Research

Ceredigion eco-therapy hub survey – have your say!

Wavehill have been commissioned by Cynnal Y Cardi Local Action Group to develop a Feasibility Study in partnership with Mind Aberystwyth, into the delivery of Eco-therapy services in Ceredigion. They are proposing a new, shared information portal for organisations working in eco-therapy and nature based activities. Please fill in the survey to share your ideas/thoughts:

Provider survey

Service User survey

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