Join us via Zoom Chat, on Thursday 8th April, 7.30pm - 9pm
This week we will be joined by Marika, a severely sight-impaired walk leader with the Ramblers.
We all know just how good walking can be for your physical and mental health – and the potential to make new friends and enjoy the beautiful countryside around us feels more important than ever.
Whether you are a seasoned walker, or new to walking in the countryside, we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the Ramblers, to make sure you have all you need to get out walking with their groups. We have several groups across Wiltshire, Bath, North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire who are enthusiastic about welcoming new walkers with a visual impairment. And we are providing the necessary support to enable them to feel confident about supporting you appropriately.
Sight Support will match you with a sighted guide if you do not already have a companion and ensure you have all you need – including a very warm welcome from the Ramblers groups. Our team of Sight Advisors will be there every step of the way to support you – and will be available to join you at an informal meeting with your local group walk leader if desired (when allowed – or virtual if possible).
Trained walk leaders will welcome you on every walk, providing a safe, sociable and fun environment for you to meet people – walks are designed to accommodate a range of ages and walking abilities.
If you are interested in joining a group or just hearing more about the Ramblers then is a great opportunity to hear Marika's experiences and ask questions.
For more information or joining instructions for the Zoom event, please call Sight Support West of England on: 0117 3224885 or email us at [email protected].
Sight Support provides local services for people living with sight loss across Bristol, Bath & North-East Somerset and South Gloucestershire and in Wiltshire under the banner of Wiltshire Sight.
Sight Support is a UK registered charity no. 1178384.