Designed to promote physical activity, social connections, and the benefits of spending time in nature, the Torquay Wellbeing Walk is a free, bi-weekly group walking activity that invites people of all ages and fitness levels to come together. Led by an experienced walk leader, the walk covers approximately 2.2 miles of easy terrain, ensuring accessibility for all. As participants explore the scenic sights of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, the peaceful surroundings create an ideal setting for people to enhance their mental wellbeing. They can also learn about the range of wellbeing groups, courses, workshops and activities provided by Step One Charity through their BeWell@StepOne service.
When: Fortnightly on Fridays from 3pm. Walk finishes at approximately 4.15pm.
Upcoming walk dates: September 1st, 15th, 29th | October 13th, 27th | November 10th, 24th | December 8th, 22nd
Where: Cary Park Tennis Club, Cary Ave, Torquay TQ1 3QT (participants meet at the Clubhouse next to the courts).
Walk difficulty: Easy (paved paths, minimal inclines and declines).
Distance: Approximately 2.2 miles.
Walk leader: Dominic Bryant (RMN, BSc, PGC, Ramblers Walk Leader Training)
The first walk takes place on Friday 1st September 2023. Participants are encouraged to register in advance to ensure accommodation and to receive updates about potential changes due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Walk-ins are welcome, and registration assistance is also available upon arrival.
Step One Charity extends sincere gratitude to valued partners: Torbay on the Move (Torbay Council), Cary Park Tennis Club, Torquay United Supporters Trust (TUST), Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, and Active Devon. Their support has made the Torquay Wellbeing Walk possible, reinforcing the commitment to promoting a healthier and happier community.
“Cary Park Tennis Club are very excited to be part of this new venture and look forward to welcoming everyone to the Torquay Wellbeing Walk. We are pleased to be able to support our community in any way that we can, and will always endeavour to promote healthy lifestyle and positive connections” said Paula Hill, Chairperson of Cary Park Tennis Club.
TUST Chairman Nick Brodrick said, “As soon as we heard about this walk & talk as a board we knew we wanted to be involved and to help promote it. It’s a fantastic way to encourage friendships and share stories through walking together. We wish the initiative every success.”
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