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.

9 April - River Lerryn, meet in the riverside car park on Fore Street, just down from Ship Inn PL22 0PT

23 April - PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION, Bodmin Scout hut, Beacon Road, Bodmin, PL31 1AW

14 May - Siblyback Lake, meet in main car park, Liskeard, PL14 6ER

28 May - Respryn, neet in Respryn car park, PL30 4AQ (pay and display)

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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

4 April: Goosmoor Trail, meet at bottom of Domellick Hill, St Dennis, PL26 8BY

11 April: Cardinham Woods, meet in main car park, PL30 4AL

18 April: Eden Clay Trail, meet in Plum 3 car park at Eden Project

25 April: Kingswood, Pentewan, meet outside Kingswood pub/restaurant PL26 7AP

2 May: Teresa's house, meet at Luxulyan village hall car park, PL30 5QA

9 May: Camel Trail, meet at Borough arms pub car park, PL31 2RD

16 May: "Screech Owl" walk, Gossmoor, meet in car park, off old A30 near Indian Queens, TR9 6HP

23 May: Trewoon, meet just past White Pyramid Pub, PL25 5TQ

30 May: Lostwithiel, meet at car park at end of Quay Street, next to nature reserve entrance, PL22 0BS

 

 

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 a fortnightly 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