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Are you a carer or a former carer who enjoys walking and socialising with like-minded individuals? Then come walk with us! It is an opportunity for carers to get outside, improve their well-being and connect with other carers in the community. Keith is a Carer and a life-long Rambler who urges all other carers to take some time to look after themselves. He decided to combine his passion for walking with his desire to support other carers and start a Carers Walking Group.

The Walks

The walking group will meet 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:00am at Currie Library car park (210 Lanark Road West, Currie, EH14 5NX). We will explore different destinations and the pace and terrain will be accommodated to meet the needs of all who are participating.

An example of how a walk will look like:

Meet at Currie at 9.45am to start at 10:00am. Walk along water of Leith to the Mill Café, have a cup of tea and a chat and walk back to Currie.

Departure 10:00am with typical duration 2-3 hours.

Recommended Kit

Below is the recommended clothing and equipment to bring to our walks.

- Walking boots or shoes with good tread
- Warm socks
- Fleece or warm jumper
- Waterproofs
- Hat and gloves
- Small backpack, to keep hands free
- Refreshments – drinks and snacks
- Camera

The Benefits

Walking improves a person’s physical as well as mental health. From reducing stress, to keeping fit, to sharing laughs, this walking group has something for everyone.

Enquiries

To confirm you are coming or request information please contact Keith Gordon by phone or email: Tel 07967 826 194 Email: keithgordon1941@gmail.com
Ages
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 10am - 12.30pm
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Venue


Localities
South West 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Keith
Contact Telephone: 07967 826 194
Contact Email: keithgordon1941@gmail.com

This record was last modified on: 23 August 2019