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Walk 6: Finding Peace – the Poppy Walk

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Walk 6: Finding Peace

Join us for the sixth walk in the Walking Through Emotions Programme. We head from the edge of the city into the open country, finding how close we are to quiet spaces and new growth. We’ll be pausing amid the poppies to take in the sights and scents of everything around us, as well as taking a chance to relax in the woods.

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. Wear something with a decent grip and good support. We’ll advise nearer the time if the path is likely to be noticeably muddy.

Getting there

BY ROAD: From Colchester take the B1022 Maldon Road, Drive straight ahead at the roundabout, the carpark for the archaeological park is immediately on the left hand side. The park consists of two fields on either side of Olivers Lane.

BY BUS: Number 75 from Colchester Bus station hourly service.


Well bring some tea coffee, fruit and cake with us.
Car parking available at Gosbecks Park
Regular breaks during the walk

Book your tickets now and join us on this walk through our emotions, finding peace amongst the poppies and 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 4-5 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 5: Finding Peace
Date: Sunday 16th June
Time: 10 am finishing at approximately 12 pm
Distance: Approximately 4-5 miles
Type: Circular (finishing back where we began)
Terrain: Grass trail paths and forest trails

Meeting point:Near the War Memorial, Cowdray Circle, end of the High Street, near the Castle.

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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June 16
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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