Experiencing nature is essential to our wellbeing

Experiencing nature is essential to our wellbeing

I’ve had a particularly busy couple of weeks involving quite a lot of office based work, not to mention a few hundred miles spent on motorways. This afternoon I spent some time in the woodland and I have to say the experience was transformational, demonstrating...
Children need free play outdoors

Children need free play outdoors

Children need to run free We live in an era where children lack frequent and unfettered exposure to wild places where they can play freely without an adult at their elbow. Of course, times have changed along with pressures and expectations on parents to keep their...
What is Social Forestry?

What is Social Forestry?

About Social Forestry Just spending time in a woodland can provide a restorative experience. Bathing in the tranquility of the sights and sounds of the woodland helps people tune into nature in ways that ultimately delivers benefit to their wellbeing. Woodlands are...
Woodlands as a therapeutic landscape

Woodlands as a therapeutic landscape

Woodlands for wellbeing Therapeutic landscapes have been defined as places that deliver physical, social and psychological wellness benefits. A research study on therapeutic landscapes by Gesler, 1992, explored why certain places are perceived to be therapeutic, while...