The life changing magic of walking in the woods! If you go down to the woods today… you might be surprised at how it benefits your mind and body.
May is Walk in the Woods Month, so what better time to find out why walking in the woods isn’t just for ramblers and bird watchers!
Did you know there are many hundreds of woods within the Mersey Forest area?
Find a new local wood to visit using the Woodland Trust’s brilliant Find a Wood tool. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/map/
The Discover the Mersey Forest website includes walking and cycling routes through woods and green spaces from easy strolls to challenging rides. http://www.merseyforest.org.uk/things-to-do/walks-bike-rides-and-more/
Become a nature detective
Free Woodland Trust activities from a choice of about 100 from its website for outdoor and indoor fun with nature. Activities include downloadable guides for outdoor fun making squirrel-proof bird feeders and more and for bad weather there are craft activities such as colouring sheets. See Woodland Trust for the full info. https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/activities/search/
Photos – Bold Forest Park
The photos below are from Bold Forest Park, which is right on our doorstep.
Andy Brown. Andy is part of the Go Active team. Every Friday morning they explore the great outdoors across the Borough. More info in the What’s On section of our website.
Anita Davis and Carl holmes