Coillte has an open forest policy, and welcomes visitors to all of its c.6,000 forest properties nationwide.
Coillte has 12 forest parks, 260 recreation forests and more than 3,000km of waymarked walking trails on its lands. During the COVID-19 pandemic Irish people rediscovered their local forest parks and properties nationwide and spending time in nature, especially forests, has been scientifically proven to reduce the stress hormone cortisol in your body.
Coillte and Mental Health Ireland conduct the Woodlands for Health Programme where people who went on regular forest walks reported improvements in their mental and physical well-being and a much stronger connection to nature.
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