GATEWAY COMMUNITY LEARNING PROJECT 2022

Green social prescribing in action

Our partnership with Surrey Care Trust at their Gateway Allotment Project in Reigate aims to improve people's physical, mental and social wellbeing by connecting them to nature. We will be providing their clients, volunteers and members of staff with outdoor learning activities, wildlife gardening courses, rural craft workshops and woodland conservation tasks.

Connecting & nurturing people with nature

We have a grant from Surrey Heartlands Nature Connection Fund to coordinate a green social prescribing programme for Surrey Care Trust. We will provide outdoor activities at New Pond Farm Allotments, Earlswood Lakes and Felland Copse to connect people with nature.

Why not relax

  • Listen to birds
  • Contemplate the canopy
  • Hug a tree
  • Lie in a hammock
  • Feed your senses
  • Find inner peace

Time to play

  • Hide & seek
  • Bark rubbing
  • Stick games
  • Bows & arrows
  • Mud sculpture
  • Story telling

Create a memory

  • Natural paints
  • Wild mosaics
  • Outdoor printing
  • Leaf painting
  • Whittling
  • Viking knitting

Discover a secret

  • Scavenger hunt
  • Foraging
  • Wildlife tracking
  • Meet a tree
  • Woodland spirits
  • Night walk

Live an adventure

  • Shelter building
  • Sling a hammock
  • Fire lighting
  • Campfire cooking
  • Ropes & knots
  • Off the beaten track

Learn a skill

  • Biology of trees
  • Felling trees
  • Coppicing
  • Pollarding
  • Making tools
  • Using tools



If you feel a 'day in the woods' experience would help improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being or 

you would like to meet other people in an outdoor environment why not contact Sorbus Learning (see below) or 

Surrey Care Trust (Tel: 01483 426990 or Email: [email protected]) and reconnect with nature.