Forest Folk

Who is is for?

Forest Folk is for adults with mental health needs. 

When/Where does it happen? 

Our Forest Folk session is on the 1st Sunday of every month in Chopwell Woodland Park, between 10 and 3pm

1st of March, 5th April, 3rd May, 7th June, 5th July, 2nd August, 6th September, 4th October, 1st November, 6th December

How will I get there?

There is a return-minibus that collects participants from Newcastle City. 

What activities will I take part in? 

Our sessions are a great day in the woods cooking healthy food on the fire, learning new bushcraft and creative skills and relaxing in nature with great company. (+Easy access for limited mobility).  

How do I join, or refer someone? 

You can refer someone to our group, or you can self refer. All you need to do is send us a message, email or give us a call and fill in this referral form: REFERRAL FORM You must be booked onto our sessions in order to attend. 

Nature Trips coming up...

(Our Forest Folk group arranges a few trips each month to interesting green sites around the North East, they are free, but you need to pay for your own transport and food/lunch)

13th March - A trip to Gosforth Nature Reserve to see the birds. Leaving from outside Newcastle City Library (John Dobson Street) at 10am. You'll need WARM clothes and a pack-lunch and £3 for the taxi. There will be a talk by the rangers and time inside their bird hide seeing the birds feed (great photography opportunities). We'll be finished around 2pm.

20th MarchA walk through Jesmond Dene to the coffee shop at Pet's Corner, (20-25 minutes each way) where we can get tea/coffee/cakes etc. Leaving from outside Newcastle City Library (John Dobson Street) at 1pm or meeting us at Heaton Park entrance at 1.30pm. We'll be finished around 3pm.

Photos by Ernie Paxton

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