Torquay Wellbeing Walk
We are delighted to introduce our latest BeWell@StepOne wellbeing activity, our new fortnightly wellbeing walk in Torquay. Available to all, the walk is designed to support our community in increasing their activity levels and building connections with each other and the environment. Increasing our activity levels and connecting with others can be a key strategy in lifting mood and reducing anxiety, and joining a walking group can be a wonderful way to start, one step at a time!
On route, we will be taking in the sights, sounds and smells of Babbacombe and St Marychurch, which includes a stroll through Tessier Gardens, St Marychurch Precinct and along the beautiful Babbacombe Downs.
If you come along for a walk with us it will also give you the opportunity to have a chat about your general wellbeing, benefit from peer support, and to discuss our range of wellbeing groups, courses, workshops and activities provided by BeWell@StepOne.
New time due to clocks changing:
When: Fortnightly on Fridays from 2pm. Walk finishes at approx. 3.15pm.
September: 1st, 15th, 29th
October: 13th, 27th
November: 10th, 24th
December: 8th, 22nd
Where: Starting and ending at Cary Park Tennis Club: Cary Ave, Torquay TQ1 3QT. We meet at the Clubhouse next to the courts.
Walk difficulty: Easy (flat, with only a few minor inclines and declines. Paved paths and lowered curbs at crossing points).
Distance: Approx 2.2 miles.
Walk Leader: Dominic Bryant (RMN, BSc, PGC, Ramblers Walk Leader Training)
Facilities: We will have access to the Cary Park Tennis Clubhouse, toilet facilities and garden area, before and after the walk. Refreshments are also available.
Transport: On street parking available on surrounding roads near Cary Park Tennis Club. Within easy walking distance of a number of Bus Stops on the No 22 Stagecoach Bus route.
Pre-registration for the walk is advised, as this will help us get an idea of the numbers to expect, and allow us to notify you of any cancellations due to weather or Walk Leader holiday/illness etc. Alternatively, we can help you to register your attendance once you show up on the day.
Further recommendations and walk information:
Please remember to bring suitable footwear, clothing and water to keep yourself hydrated. We will walk at a gentle pace allowing us to be as accessible as possible for all abilities and will do our best to pace the walk to the needs of our slowest walker where possible.
If you do have any physical health conditions that would be adversely impacted by gentle to moderate walking, then please check with your GP before participating. Please also bring a completed ICE card with you in case of emergency.
Unfortunately, we do not allow dogs to attend the walk currently. Thank you for your understanding.
The BeWell@StepOne team look forward to welcoming you
This new wellbeing walk has been made possible thanks to the support of: Step One Charity, Torbay on the Move (Torbay Council), Cary Park Tennis Club, Torquay United Supporters Trust, Ramblers Wellbeing Walks and Active Devon.