Am y Wefan hon
- Photo Competition for Actif Woods Wales
- Expressions of interest are invited to host local project officers in Wrexham and Neath Port Talbot
- Swyddi Coed Lleol yn Nghastell-nedd Port Talbot a Wrecsam
- British Horse Loggers Charitable Trust Welsh Apprentice - an invitation to apply
- Report back from March skillshare day
Mae Coed Lleol yn anelu at helpu mwy o bobl i fwynhau a gofalu am goedlannau yng Nghymru. P’run ai ydych yn rheolwr coedlan, yn un sydd â diddordeb mewn ysgolion coedwig, yn un a hoffai wybod mwy am fanteision treulio amser yn y coedwigoedd o ran eich iechyd, neu os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn hanes naturiol, bydd gwefan Coed Lleol yn rhoi’r wybodaeth a’r cysylltiadau perthnasol i chi.
Mae Coed Lleol yn brosiect partneriaeth a gynhelir gan Gymdeithas y Coedwigoedd Bychain gyda grŵp llywio a chynrychiolwyr o Gomisiwn Coedwigaeth Cymru, Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru, yr Ymddiriedolaeth Coedlannau, yr Ymddiriedolaethau Bywyd Gwyllt, Tir Coed, y Gwasanaeth Iechyd yng Nghymru, a chynrychiolwyr Grwpiau Coedlannau Cymunedol a choedwigwyr hunangyflogedig.
Current Work: Coed Actif Cymru
Coed Lleol are running programmes in Aberystwyth and Treherbert following two innovative pilot projects in these areas to explore how woodlands can be made more accessible for people with chronic physical and or mental health conditions. This project is funded by the Forestry Commission Wales, and supported by the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS), and aims to get people out and about visiting woodlands for health and well-being benefits.
Aberystwyth – Aber Actif Woods programmes run in collaboration with the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) and MIND Aberyswtyth. There is a continuing group (new people always very welcome!) meeting weekly on a Wednesday from 1-3pm, cost £1.50. They visit a range of woodlands- to see the programme and where to meet each week click the link below:
Also the continuing Thursday afternoon group with MIND Aberystwyth doing woodworking, woodland management and bushcraft. Participants need to be a member of MIND Aberystwyth to take part.
The flyer for the Wednesday group, open to all with a health condition, can be downloaded below:
Aber Actif Woods Wednesday poster 2013 - bilingual
Following the successful 5 and 10 week pilot projects earlier this year, Coed Lleol are now running two 20 week programmes in each area. All the activities are led by trained leaders and, thanks to Forestry Commission Wales. Activities are tailored to the participants needs, will develop according to who attends and there is always a gentle option- you certainly don’t have to be fit to attend!
This radical new approach to treating a variety of mental and physical illnesses is based on the natural environment’s ability to improve health and well being by reducing stress and providing opportunities for exercise. In this way we aim to encourage people to revisit and continue to be involved in the woodland after the end of the health project.
The two projects are running in Strategic Regeneration Areas, one in south Wales (Treherbert, Rhondda Cynon Taf) and one in mid Wales (Aberystwyth). Coed Lleol is working collaboratively with local organisations, groups and individuals from woodland, health and community development sectors. Local partnerships have been established in each of the pilot areas to help shape the project and ensure that local needs are met.
Having recently had funding confirmed for a new 3 year phase of the project we aim to lead on to develop a similar but broader programme of activities across Wales starting this year; these areas will be Wrexham, Neath Port Talbot and Anglesey. Get in touch if you’re interested in getting a similar partnership up and running one of these areas.
Recruitment will soon begin for project officers in these areas- details should be on here in the near future!
For a more detailed project summary see here:
Actif Woods Wales project summary- March 2013
For a historical background to the Actif Woods Project see here: Coed Lleol historical Project summary
Past Coed Lleol Projects
• Coed Lleol 1 • Coed Lleol 2 • Coed Lleol 3