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Walk 3: Finding Ease

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

shoulder of mutton walk

Walking Through Emotions: Finding Ease

Join us for the third walk in the Walking Through Emotions progressive walking programme! This will a gentle easy walk, giving us all a chance to take a break from the stresses of the world, relax and get to know each other. We’ll be pausing regularly on the way around to take part in some simple self-care and reflection exercises and to give you a chance to just enjoy being out in nature.

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, with free parking.

The 88 bus stops at the door.


Toilets available in the pub.
Refreshments available at the pub but we’ll bring some tea and cake with us.
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 calm in and around us.

Questions & Answers

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

We will walk approximately 2 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 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 3: Finding Ease
Date: Sunday 5th May
Time: 10 am
Distance: Approximately 2 miles (3km)
Type: Circular (finishing back where we began)
Terrain: Easy, trail paths
Meeting point: The Shoulder of Mutton Antique and Collectors Centre with Licensed Tea Rooms car park, Halstead Rd, Colchester CO6 3LL

Walk Leader: John McArthur

  • 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 5
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Shoulder of Mutton
Halstead Rd
Colcehster, Essex CO6 3LL United Kingdom
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