Walking groups

We have set up these walks for people with dementia and their carers to get outside and meet like minded people. Each week we will be going to a different area to explore the landscape (both natural and industrial), chat and get some fresh air. The walks are fairly short and flexible to suit the needs and wants of the group each week (not to mention the weather). Best of all we always aim to finish with a hot cuppa and a biscuit, we have earned it after all! We know that walking and exercise in general really helps improve circulation, promotes restful sleep and can enhance moods. We also believe that spending time outdoors and connecting with nature can enhance general feelings of well-being.

Bodmin area walking programme

Every other Monday (excluding bank holidays) 2pm start NEW START TIME.

22 January - Lanhydrock, meet in car park, PL30 5AD

12 February - Bodmin Herb Nursery, meet at entrance to nursery, Laveddon Mill, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 5JU

26 February - Camel Trail, Meet at Borough Arms car park, Bodmin, PL31 2RD

All abilities welcome; you set the pace, actual walks last 1 hour or less. Group usually finishes between 4pm and 4:30pm. Refreshments provided. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

"Its more of an amble than a ramble"
"Its more about the talk than the walk!"

St Austell and the Clay area walking programme

This is a popular walking club and as such we’ve had to cap numbers for the time being. Please see our Bodmin walking club as an alternative; same format of walks just in a different area. You can also contact us with your details if you’d like to join a waiting list for the St. Austell club.

Every Wednesday morning 10:30am start

7 February: Pentewan Trail, meet at middle car park by lay-by

14 February: Wheal Martyn, meet in car park

21 February: Treverbyn, meet in car park

28 February: Lostwithiel, meet in car park next to park, at the end of Quay Street

7 March: Clay Trail, meet at Plum 3 car park at Eden Project

14 March: Pencarrow House, meet in main car park

21 March: Lost Gardens of Heligan, meet in main car park

28 March: Par Beach, meet in middle car park opposite duck pond



St Austell walking group in Charlestown


For more information about any of the activities or to discuss your needs further please contact Ellie on 01726 222900 or email erobinsoncarter@sensorytrust.org.uk


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