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Individuals, groups of friends, families, schools and interest groups are all

welcome

Are you:

  • Frustrated with staying at home?

  • In need of a new hobby or skill?

  • Open to meeting new people?

  • Wanting to get outdoors more, but not sure where to start?

  • Short of time and not able to do extensive research?

 

Would you like to:

  • Explore new places and find new interests?

  • Try a different type of exercise in a safe and friendly environment?

  • Learn more about the natural world and how it can help you?

  • Gain confidence in planning adventures for yourself and friends in the future?

  • Simply breathe the fresh air and feel sun on your face!?

You are invited to join me on my ‘Three Walks to Freedom’ series which aims to gradually build confidence in navigation, safety, walk planning and nature know-how.  It consists of three day walks.  Walk 1 will take place close to London and at a beginners level.  Walks 2 and 3 will build on knowledge and skills, and the locations will become increasingly rural.  The walks are spread throughout the year so that you can practice in between times. The aim is that at the end of the three walks you will be confident to plan and carry out your own adventures!

 

You can get a group of friends together or you can join solo.   You will be walking in a fully inclusive and safe environment where EVERYONE is welcome.

 

THIS SERIES IS FOR YOU IF YOU ARE NEW TO WALKING AND THE OUTDOORS, IT IS NOT FOR YOU IF YOU ARE ALREADY FAMILIAR WITH MAP READING AND WALKING AWAY FROM YOUR LOCAL AREA.   YOU MUST BE FIT ENOUGH TO WALK AT A SLOW TO MODERATE PACE (WITH RESTS) FOR 2 HOURS.

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If you are thinking about booking, why not try one of my online courses to get you                                                                                  started? 

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Walk 1: Richmond Park, West London (Location tbc - I wish to avoid busy areas).

Train station: Richmond, 30 mins from Clapham Junction, or 20-30 mins from London Victoria on the District Line.

This historic Royal Park is a perfect place to start your journey.  Whilst getting to know each other, we will start with basic map reading skills and seasonal observations of the natural world.  We will hope to spot St Pauls Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound, and the famous red deer (not getting too close).  We will walk among majestic ancient oaks, and search for small nature-clues as we journey at our own pace.  Refreshments and amenities will be available.

 

Walk 2:  Soaring with Kites, Goring and Streatley, Berkshire.

Train station: Goring and Streatley, approximately 1 hour from London Paddington.

The place where the River Thames cuts through this chalk escarpment is called the ‘Goring Gap’ and has been an important transport route for thousands of years.  Today, ancient trails meet modern technology and nature abounds, sitting within the Chilterns, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We will journey along the river, through woodland, across farm land, and through nature reserves where wild flowers buzz with insect life and Red Kites soar above.  There will be refreshment amenities at the start and end of this walk.

 

Walk 3:  The Mystery and Magic of the Pewsey Vale, Wiltshire.

Train station: Pewsey, approximately 1 hour from London Paddington.

Journey into the heart of a magical Wiltshire landscape, filled with history and charm.   Pass quaint thatched cottages, walk along ancient field systems, and see the famous Alton Barnes White Horse.  If time allows we will learn about the mysterious crop circle phenomenon at a friendly canal side café.  This will be a long day walk, with more challenge and less amenities, but huge reward!

 

If you are  interested in a similar programme but in another location, please email me and I will see what I can do.

Practical Details

 

Dates: Walk 1: April, Walk 2: June, Walk 3: August (dates are subject to change, restrictions allowing).

All in-person courses and adventures will be run according to government restrictions at the time.   I am currently gathering expressions of interest and will be in touch when it looks like things are opening up.   When contacting me, please tell me as much as possible about you so that I can propose a journey that will suit your needs and aims.

 

  • Walking duration will vary according to the group and route but the maximum duration will be 4 -5 hours, on lowland terrain (no mountains, moors, extreme heights or weather).

  • Small groups (up to 5).

  • Accessible starting points near train stations.

  • A kit list will be provided in advance.

  • Your own refreshments should be provided.  

  • Fully insured, experienced and outdoor / mental health first aid trained.   Click here to read more about me.

  • Covid secure measures will be taken.

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THREE WALKS TO FREEDOM.

Confidence building journeys.

We take the utmost care to operate within Government Covid-19 guidelines.

Click here for our covid-safe policy.

©2021 by Nature's Ways.

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