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Walk 10: Finding Inspiration

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free

Walk 10: Finding Inspiration

Join us to explore a different kind of beach, as we venture along the quieter sections of the Suffolk coast. At Shingle Street, there are just a few houses between the stony shore and the marshlands, open to nature and surrounded by big open skies. We’ll be looking for the shell line – a piece of art signifying hope and connection in the face of adversity – and taking time to create our own art and meaning, looking for inspiration in what we find along the way.

Route: Along the sea wall from Bawdsey, then either along the beach  to Shingle Street, returning through the paths along the marshes.

Footwear and clothing recommendation

Something light and comfortable with good support, routes should be dry, but the beach can be tricky to walk on as the stones will move as you walk.

Getting there

BY ROAD: If you are driving, there is ample free parking Car Park, Bawdsey, Woodbridge IP12 3AP. It takes 52 minutes to travel up the A12, 39 miles from central Colchester.

Facilities

Well bring some tea coffee, fruit and cake with us to enjoy after the walk.
Regular breaks during the walk

Book your tickets now and join us on this walk through our emotions, finding inspiration.

Questions & Answers

The walk itself will last for approximately 3 hours. We will enjoy some tea and cake after we walk, which will require a little long if you would like to stay for the refreshments.

We will walk approximately 4-5 miles, this is at an average pace, however we will ensure the pace is ok for those who walk quickly and those who walk slowly, allowing time for our mindfulness and taking hisstory and urban sights in.  No one will feel rushed.

The terrain is gentle and easy, making this walk suited to most everyone. We will also have two walk leaders, one at the front and one at the back, ensuring we can support everyone at all paces.   If you do have nay health conditions that you are concerned about, please consult your doctor before coming on the walk. Please also let us know in advance.

Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate walking shoes. It is also a good idea to bring a water bottle with you.

Walk 10: Finding Inspiration
Date: Sunday 21st July
Time: 10 am finishing at approximately 1 pm
Distance: Approximately 4-5 miles
Type: Circular (finishing back where we began)
Terrain: Coastal path, grass trails and shingle beach

Meeting point: East Lane car park, Bawdsey, Suffolk

Walk Leader: Nick Barlow

  • Mindful Moments: Pause at designated spots for guided mindfulness practice, where you’ll learn techniques to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine.
  • Reflective Pause: Take a moment to reflect on the transformative power of nature and the positive impact it can have on your well-being.

Walking Through Emotions

Walking Through Emotions is a 6-month progressive walking programme, designed to help participants explore weekly walking as part of a life-changing, self-care programme, supporting them with their emotional self-care.

During the six months, they will chart their progress and feel the benefits of learning to identify their emotions, learning presence, self-compassion and mindfulness to support their own wellbeing. They will also gain social connection, confidence and resilience as work towards completing a long 3 day walking holiday. Participants will receive a Programme map and gain stamps and they participate and achieve walking and self-care milestones.

Aims of the programme

  1. To reduce feelings of isolation, loneliness and shame, helping people feel included, making social connections and forming friendships over the 6 month programme. 
  2. Exploring the use of regular walking as part of life-changing self-care recovery programme, learning presence, self-compassion and mindfulness as a way of taking responsibility for their own wellbeing. 
  3. To give a group the skills, confidence and capability to embark on a long walk together at the end of the programme – celebrating their progress along the way towards an incredible milestone.

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Details

Date:
July 21
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Bawdsey Car aprk
Bawdsey
Woodbridge, IP12 3AP
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Organiser

Blossome CIC
Phone
07900136598
Email
kim.moore@blossome.support
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