Cathy Wallace

Community Development Worker, Lost Woods

Cathy is an author, journalist, Forest School leader, psychotherapist and mother with a passion for connecting people with the outdoors.

She has worked with underserved communities in London and Sussex, teaching cycling and running Forest School and woodland activities sessions with young people and families. She also works for the NHS providing psychotherapy and counselling to young people.

Before joining Action in Rural Sussex on the Lost Woods team, Cathy led communications for Bats in Churches, a five-year partnership funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. She has also worked at the pioneering Knepp rewilding project.

She grew up in Sussex and lives on the edge of the South Downs.

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”