15 August 2012
Enjoy bold seasonal colour, banish stress and give your health a boost by discovering nature’s free playground.
With more than 10,000 woods for you to choose from you’re bound to find one for you. You can now find your nearest woods by typing a postcode or town name into visitwoods.org.uk and they’ll list great woods for you to visit right on your doorstep.
Get inspired by woods near you and relive childhood woodland adventures like daredevil tree-climbing and den-building exploits.
“I visit woods with my grandchildren for the sheer
pleasure of teaching them about nature and allowing
them to let off steam.”
VisitWoods contributor and Granddad
Plus it’s good for your health. Visiting woods and being among nature has helped people recover from illness or injury, can help those with autism and eases the symptoms of depression or dementia.
What’s more, 80% of people surveyed said visiting woods made them feel significantly better mentally or physically. So why not try a different prescription?
Once you’ve visited woods, you can log on and add your impressions to inspire others.
VisitWoods is a partnership project led by the Woodland Trust inspiring everyone to enjoy woods. Their website hosts a searchable online database of all known woods in the UK that are open to the public.
Start your woodland adventure today.
Blog by Simone Stribling, The Woodland Trust
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