Put a Spring in Your Step!
01st April 2009
With spring at last in the air residents of South Yorkshire are making a beeline for Brodsworth Community Wood to revitalise their spirit.
The 80-hectare (200-acre) beauty spot, near Doncaster, is taking part in the first ever Forestry Commission spring into health this month.
There'll be chance to gently flex muscles and help with conservation tasks and take a drive on the wild side if you have a mobility scooter.
Hannah Darcel, Forestry Commission Health and Well-being Ranger, said: "It's all part of our big Active Woods push to get people off the sofa and into local wood to tune up. It's a great chance to explore new beauty spots and try something new, while also doing yourself a power of good."
Euan Hall Chief Executive of the Trust comments, "Open spaces such as Brodsworth can be a key part of a healthy lifestyle because they provide a vital resource where people can enjoy the outdoors on a regular basis, whether they are taking part in orgainsed health activities or just walking the dog."
The green gym session takes place on 22 April, from 10am to 1pm, offering a perfect way to tone-up and help the environment. Then on 24 April people with mobility scooters can explore the beauty-spot on ranger-led tours (10am) and view scores of bird species and other animals.
Events are free, but booking is required on 01302 820278. Further details can also be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-6NZE5XEM