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Thank you for visiting the Way you walk.

Combining a passion for walking, writing, the natural world with the knowledge and experience gained following over 25 years of working in mental health and social care and in developing community projects for all ages, culminating in being given the opportunity to become a North Downs Way Ambassador, the following pages bring together a range of individual and group walking therapies and experiences as summarized below. Please click photos for more details of each.

Just how would you describe in words an area of outstanding natural beauty like the one above or the texture of a leaf or the smell of a primrose or the taste of a dewdrop on the tip of your tongue.

a Way with words is a themed walk where the creative writer or the poet within all of us is inspired by what we encounter and discover on a walk on and around the North Downs Way or other outdoor space.

With every step taken and every corner turned there is a new and ever changing story to be told when on a walk in the woods, in the countryside, in the town centre, in the park or anywhere we may walk.

oWay in the woods is a walk where the stories, the folklore, the legends, the myths, the horrible and the pleasant histories of the trees, the flora, the fauna and the wildlife will be told.  A unique, fun and educational walk taken at a gentle pace. 

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It has been well documented that a walk in nature can be beneficial to our physical and mental wellness, reducing worries, fears, stresses and brain fog and improving memory, concentration and self-esteem.

a Way to wellness, is an experience designed to help manage our mental health. using the six ways to wellness as a model, Walks will be at a gentle and relaxed pace with plenty of time to rest, to chat and to carry out activities, alone or together.

All experiences, walks and therapy were designed to be carried out on or in the nearby towns and villages of the North Downs Way, however each experience has been designed to take place and be flexible enough to be carried out in any suitable outdoor location.

Walks are designed to be as green as possible, where using public transport to get to and home from the location and where using local businesses to buy pre or post walk refreshments or other gifts or provisions is encouraged.

Some walks will include a visit to a local cafe or pub as part of the experience.

Walks and therapies and can be tailored for individual need and can be short or long, easy and flat or harder with some rugged and challenging terrain and gradients.

For more details,

Please send a message via the "let's chat" box below,

Email: stepforwardwellbeing@mail.com or

Telephone: 07563 877583

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Other links that you may like to explore:

MY Ambassador Page

Find a North Downs Way Ambassador

North Downs Way - National Trails

Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Pied A Terre Adventures

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