Naturally Healthy

Naturally healthy month banner, two people walking on instow beach with bikes May is Devon’s Naturally Healthy Month!

#NaturallyHealthyMay 

The Naturally Healthy campaign is all about the power of nature and physical activity to improve our health and wellbeing, and May is a fantastic time to head outside and enjoy some fresh air and Spring weather. That is why May is our campaign month to help get as many people outside, working with partners across the county.

In Devon, our amazing natural outdoor spaces offer a huge variety of ways to be naturally healthy, including: walking, cycling, wildlife gardening, wild swimming and bird watching. Throughout May, Active Devon and Devon County Council (on behalf of the Devon LNP) will be sharing ‘Naturally Healthy’ ideas and information on social media. We’ll also be asking partner organisations to join in by promoting the benefits and running events and activities. You can find Naturally Healthy ideas on our website, and the Explore Devon website, and for events and activities that are happening in your area, take a look at the Activity Finder on the Active Devon website.

Plus, Active Devon will be hosting a Naturally Healthy May Photo Competition, which will be running from the 1st – 31st May. Children and adults who live in Devon can take part, so whilst exploring, enjoying and valuing the natural environment, why not take a photo to capture the experience and be in with a chance to win a prize! For more information and how to enter please visit the Active Devon website.

We have created three wildlife webinars which you can view here. Each webinar is short and showcases some of the wonderful birds, trees and wild flowers you can spot from your doorstep!

Naturally Healthy opportunities

Information for organisations working in nature and wellbeing

If you have an event you would like us to share, would like to get involved in running an event in May 2022 or 2023 and want some support on ideas, partners, and potential funding please get in contact with Kate Hind at kate.hind@devon.gov.uk  

We believe that being active and getting outdoors to connect with nature is more important that ever. However, safety is paramount and it is crucial that everyone follows current government guidance when leaving home and accessing green spaces.