There are now more opportunities for staff to enjoy the great outdoors thanks to a new network of paths which has recently opened in Larbert woods within the grounds of Forth Valley Royal Hospital.
The paths are suitable for walkers of all ages and abilities and you chose from a short 15 minute stroll to a longer walk of a couple of hours.
Alongside the path network is a new viewing platform with a wooden walkway over the lochan. A new outdoor teaching circle has been created which is being well used by local primary schools and the woodland has also been used for very successfully outdoor cardiac rehabilitation classes.
Staff, patients and visitors to the hospital are being encouraged to make use of the new paths and Forestry Commission Scotland are also keen to see them being used for outdoor meetings. You might need to wrap up warmly but there’s nothing like a brisk walk and some fresh air to help focus the mind!