Our Forest Folk Programme supports adults wanting to improve their mental health and wellbeing in 3 ways:
1. A monthly meet-up in the woods, a great day in the woods cooking healthy food on the fire, learning new skills and relaxing in nature with great company. (+Easy access for limited mobility).
2. A member-led, volunteer supported group of events, adventures and trips (changes every month).
3. Our evidence based introductory forest folk programme - 6 bespoke woodland wellbeing sessions for your group.
How to get involved:
You can self refer, or refer someone you are supporting:
If you'd like to join our monthly sessions please fill in a referral form here:
You must be booked onto our sessions in order to attend.
2020 Dates Chopwell Woodland Park 10-3
We provide a transport service from the Newcastle, so get in touch if you would like help getting to our site.
(First Sunday of every month):
1st of March
We're here to answer any questions, so please get in touch: or call us on 07713642169
Member Led activities coming up...
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 March - A 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