What do forests mean to YOU?

Jul 10, 2024 | News

It is well-known that regular visits to the forest can have a positive effect on our mental and physical health. There is growing evidence that a walk through the woods has a positive effect on our health.

We want to know, in collaboration with Forestry England (caretakers of over 1,500 woodlands in the UK), what moments in nature changed your outlook and your health. What are your favorite woodland experiences? What were they like and how did you feel? What was the impact and did you share the experience with others or alone?

Forestry England is committed to providing as many people as possible with access to forests throughout the country. It encourages people to enjoy nature by offering special programmes that promote health and well-being, such as Feel Good In The Forest and wellbeing trail, as well as activities like walking, running, biking and horse-riding. The organization’s easy-access trails are suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. Its inclusive children’s playgrounds feature quiet zones, tactile features and double width slides.

We’d love to know about your daily practices or a moment of insight that you’d like to share. Please fill out the form below. We will not be able publish all of the answers but we will read them.

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