This guided walk will focus on the five senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell to enhance our appreciation of our surroundings as we walk through them. Enjoy a thought provoking and gentle circular walk through the gorgeous Wye countryside. Part of the North Downs Way Pilgrims Festival.

  • 3.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Wye

Join Bridget Reader on this gentle circular walk as part of the North Downs Way Pilgrim Festival. We will focus on the five senses of hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell to enhance our appreciation of our surroundings as we walk through them. Change will be the theme of this walk. Part of mindfulness is the acceptance of change. We aim to meet events that we find pleasant and unpleasant with the same awareness. Enjoy a thought provoking and gentle walk through the gorgeous Wye countryside, nestled in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The health benefits of walking are widely documented so whether you need a break from it all or are just interested in mindfulness come along and enjoy this peaceful walk.

This walk will last about 2 hours, depending on our pace. Please bring water, and any snacks you may need

Mindfulness is best described by James Baraz as “Simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t)”

The walk will not involve much hill climbing; but it crosses open fields and the path is uneven. There are a couple of stiles on the route which are not easy to climb over. Please wear strong walking shoes or boots, and long trousers are recommended.

Bring: Wear sturdy boots. Bring food and water as needed.

Location, St Gregory and St Martin Church, Wye, TN25 5BL

The walk is free but booking is required.

This event is being run as part of a series of activities to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Kent Downs AONB and the 40th Anniversary of the North Downs Way with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information visit www.kentdowns.org.uk

 

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