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Walk 4: Finding Presence

May 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Walk 4: Finding Presence

Join us for the fourth walk in the Walking Through Emotions progressive walking programme! This will a gentle loop through the countryside taking in the water meadow and views of the famous dragon outline at Bures. The story of the Bures dragon was first recorded in 1405 by a local monk. No doubt the local monk practiced mindfulness on the very same area where we will be practicing mindfulness to find presence. The route also follows part of the St Edmund Way.

Footwear and clothing recommendation

Wear shoes you’re comfortable walking in with a decent grip. Depending on the weather there may be some slightly wet and/or muddy sections, so don’t wear anything you want to keep spotless. Bring a jacket and/or umbrella in case of rain.

There will be others using the trail while we’re there, including dogs that might be off-lead.

Getting there

It is easily accessed by road from Colchester,

And by bus.


Toilets available in the pub where we can finish.
Refreshments available at the pub if you prefer but we’ll bring some tea and cake with us too.
Car parking available and accessible by public transport (see details above)
Regular breaks during the walk

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

Questions & Answers

The walk itself will last for approximately 2 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 4.4 miles (7.1km), 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 nature 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 4: Finding Presence
Date: Sunday 19th May
Time: 11 am
Distance: Approximately 5 miles
Type: Circular (finishing back where we began)
Terrain: Easy, trail paths
Meeting point:Bures station, The Paddocks, off Station Hill, Bures, Suffolk, CO8 5HS

Walk Leader: Kim Moore

  • 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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May 19
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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