These true stories show just how much woods can contribute to health, pleasure and leisure. Why not share your own story on our wood pages? Simply find the woods that have inspired you using our wood search and use the comments section to tell us about your experience or email us your story.
Fun in the forest!
Woodland walks are more than mere relaxation
Kicking up leaves!
Peterlee Sure Start dads' group celebrates its first birthday in the woods!
Read how autistic children in East Durham enjoyed a day of wandering and getting muddy in the woods to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day 2011
"Woods saved my life"Getting out in the woods helped Rob overcome his battle with depression. Read his story and watch the video here.
Dementia Adventure's walk and talkRead how a walk in the woods helped people living with dementia in Essex.
Woods - the outdoor classroomEscape the classroom for some outdoor learning like schools in West Lothian did recently.
Dartmoor Forestry Commission Resettlement SchemeA hard day's work, fresh air and being part of a team is helping offenders from Dartmoor prison get back on their feet.
"Why I love Towerhouse Wood"Piers Partridge is lucky enough to live right next to Towerhouse Wood and loves nothing more than watching the seasons unfold.
"Woods are a great place to just let kids run"Priscilla Magee works for Action for Children and regularly takes families out in the woods with fantastic results.
Celebrating Britain's exotic woodsBritain's countryside and woodlands are just as stunning as the exotic vistas of places such as Jamaica and Ghana, says Mosaic volunteer Vanessa McClune.