KVIN Walking Group

We are pleased to announce, as national restrictions are easing, we are launching a new Walking Group!

The group will start on a trial basis for 4 weeks, if it is a success, we will continue it.

The group is open to anyone with sight loss who would like to be able to get out to walk the local area. The walks will be approximately 3 miles long, along accessible routes giving you a chance to get some exercise but also to be able to socialise again in person.

The walks will be on Thursday’s meeting at 10am, you can come to some or all of them;

  • Thursday 20th May: Meeting at Dewsbury Train Station: walking to Crow Nest Park and back.
  • Thursday 27th May: Meeting at Mirfield Train Station: walking along the canal and back.
  • Thursday 3rd June: Meeting at Heckmondwike bus station: walking along Spen valley ringway to Royds Park and back.
  • Thursday 10th June: Meeting in Batley: walk route to be confirmed.

Where possible and safe to do so we will visit a local café afterwards for a cuppa and maybe cake.

Places are limited to 6 people, if you would like to join in, contact Claire on 07708 054245 or claire.drake@kvin.org.uk

The walks will be led by Walk Leaders who are trained to keep the group safe and will be supported by trained Sighted Guides who can assist anyone requiring a guide to take part.

Covid safety measures will be in place which will be explained to participants before joining the groups, if you would like to know more about what will be in place, please contact Claire.

We can’t wait to be able to get out and meet you in real life again!

This group is being run as part of our partnership with SKIES rehab team to provide support to as many people with sight loss in Kirklees as possible by offering information and advice and a range of activities to join in virtually and in person.