Branching Out (Beechbrae)

Who is this for?

  • Adults aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Beechbrae


Branching Out at Beechbrae Wood involves fire lighting, conservation, fire cooking, self-inquiry, balm making, foraging, mindful walks, plant and tree id, John Muir Discovery Award, folklore, nature connection and much more.

It is run by Beechbrae staff and the aim is to spend time in a new wild place, explore and share what you have learned together.

The group meets once a week for 12 weeks. Sessions tend to be 3 hours each week.

How do I access this?

To access Branching Out, Breechbrae need a referral from a mental health professional. If you’re interested in participating please email or call Beechbrae and the team can support you to get a referral.

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Private parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

Beechbrae Wood, Heights Rd, Blackridge, EH48 3SW

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Older people
Social groups
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Young people

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