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 2pm start NEW START TIME.

8 October: Respryn, meet at Respryn Bridge car park PL30 4AH

22 October: Book making for photography project, Helland village hall, Tredethy Road, Helland, PL30 4QB

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

UPDATE: We are now open to new members, call to find out more

Every Wednesday morning 10:30am start

3 October: Wheal Martyn, meet in main car park, PL26 8AG

10 October: Camel Trail, meet at Borough Arms car park PL31 2RD

17 October: Lost Gardens of Heligan, meet at main car park, Pentewan, PL26 6EN

24 October: Pentewan village, meet in village car park, Pentewan, PL26 6BX

31 October: Lostwithiel, meet in car park at the end of Quay Street next to the entrance of the nature reserve, PL22 0JR



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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