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.

10 September: Camel Trail, meet at Borough Arms PL31 2RD

24 September: Lanhydrock, meet in main car park PL30 5RD

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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

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

Every Wednesday morning 10:30am start

5 September: Tregargus Valley, meet at St Stephen community centre, PL26 7NN

12 September: Clay Trail, Eden Project, meet at Plum three car park PL24 2SG

19 September: Newquay Zoo, meet outside the entrance TR7 2NL

26 September: Carluddon, meet at roundabout exit towards Carluddon A391. Turning past entrance to Eden - phone for directions if you need them.

 

 

 

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

 

Big Lottery Fund

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