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Restoring the link between people and woodlands

Merthyr Tydfil

Coed Lleol support woodland activity groups in Merthyr Tydfil as part of our Actif Woods Wales programme and Connecting People and Nature Project.

Join us for woodland activities

 

Actif Woods Wales (AWW):

Actif Woods Wales is a woodland health and wellbeing activity programme.

Woodland Crafts – Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, 10am – 1pm. Cyfarthfa Park. Free woodland crafts for all abilities!

Our Woodcraft Group meets to do a variety of fun outdoor activities.  All aimed at improving people’s health and wellbeing and allowing people to explore new skills. Including – green woodwork, gentle exercise, wildlife walks, crafts, foraging, mindfulness. See poster below for more information. Contact Carys for more information actifwoodsmerthyr@smallwoods.org.uk, 07387 738 607

Walking Group – Fridays

10am – 11am every Friday.  Meet at the Bothy, Cyfarthfa Park. 

A brisk walk and chat to clear out the cobwebs.  Route varies.  £2 per walk. Meet outside the Bothy at 10am (next to the car park and greenhouses). Contact Carys for more information: actifwoodsmerthyr@smallwoods.org.uk or 07387 738 607

Connecting People and Nature Project (CPAN):

Coed Lleol and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales were successful in a joint funding bid from the Rural Development Fund. We have funding for 3 years to work specifically on four sites within the rural wards of Merthyr Tydfil – Bedlinog, Vaynor, Bryngoleu and Gellideg. The aim of the project is to involve the whole community in using the sites and for the sites themselves to be improved and hopefully designated as LNR’s (Local Nature Reserves). Activities include a seasonal community days (four a year), environmental volunteer days, school activities and one-off events. 2019 activities:

Regular activities:

Weekly Woodland Activity Sessions – Wednesdays

Starts Wednesday 17 April – Free, every Wednesday at Gellideg

Activities to include: green woodwork, willow weaving, foraging, mindfulness, campfire cooking, bird watching, charcoal making, Open College Network (OCN) qualification opportunities, and more. Contact Anna for information: annastickland@smallwoods.org.uk or 07765 213514.

3-day OCN accredited courses in Plant, Tree and Bug training (Species ID)

3-day OCN accredited courses in Safe Use of Hand Tools (OCN Level 1).

These Open College Network courses are free three day courses suitable for beginners. OCN courses will run every month, and can also be delivered bespoke for existing groups. Contact Anna for information: annastickland@smallwoods.org.uk or 07765 213514

Community Events

Easter Activity Days

Free and open to all! 10am – 2pm. Wildlife activities and crafts

Contact Anna for information: annastickland@smallwoods.org.uk or 07765 213514

Find us on Facebook

Have a look at our Facebook page for regular updates and photos from the groups and activities!

Actif Woods Wales Merthyr: www.facebook.com/ActifWoodsMerthyr

Connecting People and Nature: www.facebook.com/ConnectingPeopleandNature

Get in touch

  Anna

Contact us if you are interested in getting  involved in our projects in Merthyr Tydfil, either as a partner organisation, participant or woodland activity provider.

Carys Solman (right) – Woodland Mentor: Actif Woods Wales Merthyr Tydfil
actifwoodsmerthyr@smallwoods.org.uk
07387 738 607

Anna Stickland (left) – Project Officer: Connecting People and Nature (CPAN)
annastickland@smallwoods.org.uk
07765 213514

Publicity

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Woodland Activity programme (PDF)

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