Our mission – to provide everyone in Edinburgh and the Lothians with access to quality greenspaces, which can help to improve their health & wellbeing

Covid-19 Update

With restrictions being eased, we are optimistically looking forward to the months ahead. We are delighted that our small exercise groups will be starting with safety measures in place. 

We have certainly missed seeing our friends and the local communities we serve. You can keep up to date with our activities on the Out and About Facebook page.

In the meantime, we encourage everyone to visit their valuable local greenspaces. They offer you the chance to take part in daily exercise, to de-stress and engage with nature while also helping to improve your overall health and wellbeing. There will be lots of opportunities to participate through the Thrive Collective

There are lots of great play parks in Edinburgh and Lothians so why not visit some including the new play park at Pentland Community Centre

You can also be kept up to date through our social media pages on Twitter and Facebook.

I hope that this is of some reassurance to you and if there is anything else you think we could do, or if you would like to discuss things further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch through our contact page.

Stay safe everyone.

Since 1991 we have been working to improve greenspaces for the benefit of people through practical environmental and educational projects in partnership with local communities and health-focused initiatives as a way to support more people getting outdoors. Our projects are designed to benefit people, wildlife, landscape and heritage and to help connect people with their natural environment.

By providing a comprehensive portfolio of environmental project development, management and fundraising services, we help ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy their natural environment.


Well done to everyone who helped out at the community litter pick today! Thanks to @GoodtreesNC for all their support. And to @Edinburgh_CC for supplying the litter picks & uplifting the rubbish. We'll be doing more clean ups so let us know if you'd like to be involved next time.

So great to get some fresh air with our new Baby & Walk Group. We are really looking forward to this group developing and being a great support network for parents and carers @NHS_Lothian @PathsforAll #NationalWalkingMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Great article about how nature-based citizen science can support your wellbeing #mentalhealthawarenessweek https://t.co/ztXjhdTKrZ

Big smiles under a beautiful cherry blossom! A walk and a chat lifts your spirits and energises you! @EdinburghThrive #NationalWalkingMonth #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

Somehow we managed to avoid getting too wet at jogging group this morning! Well done to our superstars for turning out in such horrible weather @GoodtreesNC 🤩☔️🙌#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #joggers #wellbeing #WednesdayMotivation

Feeling the benefits of being in green space at Branching Out this morning: sampling natural scents, doing woodland weaving and placing ourselves on Edinburgh's urban nature map. @NHS_Lothian #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #ConnectWithNature #urbannature

What a fun afternoon in Dumbiedykes! Gentle exercise & refreshments from @TheCrannie. We are working together for this weekly event. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek #community #dumbiedykes

Thank you @nbrly for mentioning our greenspace projects and how they can help people improve their health & wellbeing. #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2021

Loving it when a plan comes together: planting beans, Nepali herb and sunflowers and sharing ideas at Dreghorn Nursery garden this morning @MODCovenant #gardening #EatLocal

Dumbiedykes - meet up on yer doorstep! Join us and @TheCrannie at 1pm today for gentle exercise and refreshments. We are also running a gentle walk that leaves 2pm from The Crags Centre #hulahoop #walkinggroup #outdoorexercise #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek

It’s #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek so why not join us on our Walking Adventures today - a very gentle walk and a chance to recharge the batteries ☺️ #walkingforhealth #Wellbeing #walkandtallk

Our Oxgangs groups just love the Scots Literacy Packs! It gives us something to chat about and we always learn something new. Big thanks to @Edinburgh_CC and @agescotland for producing these. #outandabouted #moveandgroove #walkinggroups #partnershipworking

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