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Walk 9: Finding Confidence

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Walk 9: Finding Confidence

Join us to reach some new heights, as we explore the land between the tide and the coast, before heading up the cliffs to ascend the Naze Tower at Walton. This walk will be an opportunity to go a little further and find more confidence in your ability to walk and explore, seeing the world around us from low and high vantage points.

Footwear and clothing recommendation

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: If you are driving, there is ample parking. It takes about 30 minutes to drive from Colchester.I recommend parking at the Church Road car park. CO14 8DE. If the car park is full, the Station Yard Car Park is only a few feet away.  If you download the MiPermit app in advance, it makes paying for parking easier.

BY TRAIN: There a regular trains from Colchester.


Well bring some tea coffee, fruit and cake with us to enjoy at The Red Beach Hut after the walk.
Car parking available.
Regular breaks during the walk

Book your tickets now and join us on this walk through our emotions, finding courage to go a little further and higher.

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 6: Finding Confidence
Date: Sunday 14th July
Time: 10 am finishing at approximately 1 pm
Distance: Approximately 7 miles
Type: Circular (finishing back where we began)
Terrain: Pavement, sandy paths, beach and grassy trails

Meeting point: Walton Pier

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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July 14
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Walton Pier
Walton on the Naze, CO14 8ES + Google Map


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