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 10:30-12:30

14 October: Lostwithiel river walk, meet at car park at the very end of Quay Street by the playground PL22 0BS

28 October: Cardinham Woods, meet in main car park, (pay and display) PL30 4AL

11 November: River Lerryn, meet in free car park by the river. Lerryn, PL22 0PT

We are looking for more people to join this group in order to keep it going. If you or someone you know would like to join, please get in touch with Ellie on erobinsoncarter@sensorytrust.org.uk


"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

2 October: Little Teresa's house, Luxulyan. Meet in village car park PL30 5QA

9 October: Respryn, meet at Respryn car park (pay and display) PL30 4AH

16 October: Edgcumbe road (B3274) Roche. Take B3274 from Roche to old A30, car park on left just before the T junction. PL26 8NJ

23 October: Carluddon, meet in car park off A391 (past Eden Reclamation) Hilary's wood, Trecrogo, South Petherwin, near Launceston PL15 7LQ

30 October: Blackpool pit, Trewoon. Turn right after White Pyramid pub PL25 5TQ


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


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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