Sense and The Outdoor Guide have just launched a new collection of short walks called “Sensory Walks”.
Originally inspired by The Outdoor Guide’s Colin Antis, the walks are routed and described with touch and smell in mind.
Two walks in London—at Golders Hill Park and Trent Park—are described by outdoor enthusiast and visually impaired walker, Ben Wilson, capturing the variety of habitats and the different sensations they evoke while meandering along the route.
Ben was joined by outdoor ambassador, Debbie North, who is passionate about finding, plotting and sharing wheel-friendly walks for all.
These routes can be found online via AccessTOG.
Sense and The Outdoor Guide will soon be offering guided walks along these routes, supporting walking amongst people with complex disabilities but open for anyone to join. For more information, do get in touch with Mayana McDermott at Sense.
The importance of being able to move – and to move freely – with nature has emerged as a strong theme within the Sensing Nature findings.
This is partly why we teamed up with British Blind Sport, Walking for Health and Karis Petty at the University of Sussex to develop a series of guidelines for supporting walkers with sight impairment to join existing walking groups in their local area.
You can access and download those guidelines here.