Hill Holt Health

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Last Updated: 06/02/2024

We offer a therapeutic service, based on the Ecotherapy or Green Care model of wellbeing.

By getting outside and working on woodland management, conservation, and coppice craft activities in our beautiful 43-acre ancient woodland, our participants find their emotional, cognitive and physical health improves. Our participants come to us with a range of Mental Health, Neurological and Learning Disability support needs. Some just feel low and want time out following redundancy or a bereavement. We carry out a variety of traditional woodland management techniques including coppicing, dead hedging and path maintenance. We also have arts and crafts, horticulture, green woodworking and blacksmithing activities on site as well.

There is a cost to attend - but there are some free resources.

This is good for wellbeing because

  • Cognitive skills such as problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Builds physical and mental resilience and fitness through physical activities in a natural, outdoor space.
  • Social interaction, teamwork, and confidence.

I really enjoy my time at Bigwood learning new skills. It gets me out the house, gives me something to do and the opportunity to meet new people. The woodland wellness programme has given me the confidence to take the lead role in a group and reduced my anxieties.

How to contact

Where to go

Hill Holt Wood
Norton Disney
City of Lincoln
Lincolnshire LN6 9JP

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