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

13th November - Lanhydrock, meet in main car park PL30 4AD

27th November - Hellandbridge, meet in car park next to Camel Trail, PL30 4QR

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

1st November: Pentewan Trail – meet in car park in-between Pentewan and Kingswood

8th November: Par beach – meet in big car park just past the Ship Inn, Polmear Hill, Par, PL24 2AR

15th November: Goss Moor, past Screech Owl Sanctuary over the bridge and into the little car park, St Columb, TR9 6HP

22nd November: Treverbyn, meet at Treverbyn Community Hall, Treverbyn Road, Stenalees, Cornwall, PL26 8TL

29th November: Lostwithiel, meet at entrance to the park at the end of Quay Street

6th December: Pentewan Trail – meet in car park in-between Pentewan and Kingswood

13th December: Lostwithiel, meet at entrance to the park at the end of Quay Street

20th December: St Dennis, meet at ClayTAWC car park – PL26 8AF

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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