As part of the Forest of Dean Action Alliance the Orchard Trust are hosting guided walks around their Stowfield smallholding on the last Thursday of every month
What is a sensory walk?
A sensory walk is a walk in which you use your senses in nature, what can you see? what can you hear? and what can you feel?
A great way to enjoy your environment, they help you explore and discover new sights and sounds.
Our standard walk at the Orchard trust is 0.25 miles long, we can add on our sensory garden (0.15 miles) and or our woodland walk (0.25 miles).
The route takes you on paved wheelchair friendly paths, around our small holding where there is opportunity to also see our animals, in our sensory garden where there are flowers, ponds and sound chimes and along our shaded woodland path.
Sensory investigation includes movement of our animals, the texture of natural materials as we walk, and the colour, texture, smells, and sounds of leaves in the trees and flowers in the sensory garden, mindfulness exercises, and what sounds we can hear as we walk.
There are plenty of benches to rest along the way and a splendid all-weather gazebo which allows visitors the chance to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, the wonderful views and the interaction with livestock and the local wildlife.
As much a social event at the end you are welcome to stay for tea or coffee.
The Stowfield site also offers facilities for all personal care needs, including electric hoist and a changing table, but visitors must provide their own support staff where needed.
There is no charge for this activity but a donation is greatly appreciated.
The Stowfield site also offers facilities for all personal care needs, including electric hoist and a changing table, but visitors must provide their own support staff where needed. The group meet at 10.30am on the 3rd Thursday at Orchard Trust Smallholding, Upper Stowfield GL17 9PD.
There is no charge for this activity but a donation for refreshments would be appreciated. If you would like more details about Gentle Country Walks please call the Day Service on 01594 861359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.