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Health & Wellbeing

Evidence is increasing which suggests that trees, woodlands and natural spaces play an important role in improving people’s health and well-being. Keeping physically active can prevent major illnesses and is the basis for a healthier lifestyle.

Sherwood Forest District are now offering a range of physical activities that are fun, sociable and aimed at encouraging people to get out into their local woodlands to help improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.

This ranges from Nordic Walking with qualified instructors to guided bike rides through scenic woodlands and forests; practical conservation projects and Buggyfit classes for mums wanting to get back into shape. Click on the links to find out more.

Nordic Walking event

Nordic Walking

Warm up exercise before the Buggyfit mums begin their woodland workout.


Family riding the Yr Afon bike trail at Coed y Brenin


Volunteer using a pruning saw to carry out practical woodland conservation along a woodland trail.

Woodland Workouts