Developing a countryside for health and well-being

26th and 27th January 2006

What was the event?

The potential of the countryside to contribute to health and well-being is increasingly recognised.

This conference considered the results of the most recent research undertaken in the field of of countryside recreation and health and well-being including:

  • Benefits and costs
  • How much activity is underway
  • Case studies of best practice across UK and Ireland
  • Lessons to be learnt from current projects and initiatives
  • Most effect way forward for partnership working.

Conference flyer (PDF-214K)

Liz O'Brien of Forest Research presented:

"Case study: Chopwell Wood health project and evaluation report"

Who was the event suitable for?

Anyone interested in promoting the use of the natural environment as a resource for health and well-being, in particular representatives from local and central government organisations.

Where did the event take place?

Four Seasons Hotel
County Louth


For further information about this conference:

Sylvia Watson
Office Manager
Countryside Access and Activities Network
The Stableyard
Barnnett's Demesne
Upper Malone Road
Belfast BT9 5PB

Tel: 028 9030 3930