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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 programme (AWW):

Our Actif Woods Wales programme focuses on woodland health and wellbeing activities with and for people:

Outdoor Activity Sessions – Wednesdays

Location: Dowlais Community centre, 10am – 12noon. Activities include woodcraft, wildlife walks, foraging, charcoal making, campfire cooking, with gentle exercise to improve fitness and wellbeing. See poster below.

Walking Group – Fridays

Location: Cyfartha Park, Merthyr. Meet outside the Bothy at 10am (next to the car park and greenhouses).

OCN Accredited Woodland Crafts and Training for Beginners

Free three day courses.

Contact Anna for details by emailing: annastickland@smallwoods.org.uk .

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, Bryngolau 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 12 week woodland programme, seasonal community days (four a year), environmental volunteer days, school activities and one-off events. 2018 activities:

Regular activities:

Community Events

Contact Anna for details about Connecting People and Nature activities by emailing: annastickland@smallwoods.org.uk . See posters below for more information.

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


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
07387 738 607

Anna Stickland (left) – Project Officer: Connecting People and Nature (CPAN)
07765 213514


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OCN Accredited Woodland Crafts and Training for Beginners

Free three day courses in January and February 2019:


Outdoor Activity Sessions – Wednesdays, with AWW.


Woodland Activity programme (PDF)

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