Walking groups

We initially set up the walks in the St Austell/Clay country area, these walks have proved so popular we have decided to start a fortnightly group in the Bodmin are as well – see details.

We have set up these walks for people with dementia and their carers to get outside, meet like minded people and take some photos. 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) 2:30pm start

14th August Respryn river trail - meet at Gill's house, Bofarnel Barn, Lostwithiel PL22 0LP

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All abilities welcome; you set the pace, actual walks last 1 hour or less. Group usually finishes between 4.00 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

5th July Teresa’s House - meet in car park at Luxuylan Village Hall, PL30 5QA

12th July - Blackpool Pit – meet on Trewoon side (ask Richard for more details)

19th July Goss Moor – meet at bottom of Domellick Hill, St Dennis, PL26 8BY

26th July Heligan – meet outside café/shop, PL26 6EN

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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Links

Highlights from our dementia walks - find out what we've been up to

Do you live in the Bude area? - We run monthly walking club and always welcome new people

Sensory Trust needs you! - We're looking for volunteers to support our walks

Creative Spaces homepage - read more about the Creative Spaces project

Creative Carers Network blog - latest news and activities for carers

Activities and factsheets - to help you plan dementia-friendly spaces and activities

People enjoying a dementia-friendly walk

I'm not the only one

Find out the story behind the St Austell based walking group.

Dementia-friendly walk in Roche