Sensory Walks

A large part of the Climate Project is the exploration of local nature reserves and open spaces including Epping Forest.  

Preserving our green spaces and wildlife is more important now than ever before.

The health benefits of Sensory Walks are exceptional.

Epping Forest

NEW SENSORY WALKS WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE

ALL WELCOME

Our last walk No. 7 was around the Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Premier Inn Car Park, Rangers Road, Epping Forest.

On Friday 19th August 10.15am – 1pm.  Easy access for wheelchairs.

A stroll in Epping Forest

A stroll in Epping Forest

Sunflower Group

Sensory Walks

Gentle walks outdoors in green spaces have many benefits to our health and wellbeing.

Sharing walks with others gives friendship.  Mental health wellbeing, physical activities and exercise promotes better lifesyles.

Trees and plants give off endorphins which provide a “feel good” factor – after a peaceful walk in green spaces this can releave depression and anxieties.

One of the popular places to visit is Epping Forest
Prince Harry's Oak

Prince Harry's Oak

High Beach, Epping Forest

Jubilee Sensory Walk 3

High Beach, Epping Forest

 

This video shows The Sunflower Group and friends celebrating the Jubilee on a nature sensory walk at High Beach in Epping Forest.  We talk about climate change, different tree species, ages of trees and how to calculate their age, history of the Forest and much more.

The Forest provides are the lungs of London providing oxygen and cleaning the air around us.

Measuring the age of a tree

Jubilee Sensory walk 3 at High Beach, Epping Forest, Essex.

Photographs by “hip” young photographer Chloe

Grange Farm Nature Reserve, Sensory Walk 1

Chigwell, Essex

 

This video shows Sunflower group  and friends on a nature Sensory walk at Grange Farm Nature Reserve, Chigwell Essex.  We talk about trees, hedges, meadow land and their affect on climate and why nature is so important for our wellbeing,

Enjoy this walk and learn about the importance of climate!

Sensory walk 1 at Grange Farm Nature Reserve, Essex.

Photographs by “hip” young photographer Chloe

Grange Farm Nature Reserve, Sensory Walk 2

Chigwell, Essex

 

This video shows ACE Activities art group  and friends on a nature Sensory walk at Grange Farm Nature Reserve, Chigwell Essex.  We talk about trees and their affect on climate and why nature is so important for our wellbeing, 

Enjoy the sunshine and rain of this walk and learn about the importance of climate!

Grange Farm Pond
Measuring the age of a tree

Sensory walk 2 at Grange Farm Nature Reserve, Essex.

Photographs by “hip” young photographer Chloe

Waltham Abbey Gardens, Sensory Walk 4

Waltham Abbey, Essex

 

This video shows The Sunflower Group and friends on a nature Sensory walk at Waltham Abbey, Essex.  We talk about the gardens, the monastery, the church and King Harold who died at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. He is said to be buried in the Abbey Grounds where his grave is situated.

Enjoy the humour and fun of this walk and pick up some interesting facts!

Waltham Abbey Gardens
Waltham Abbey Gardens
King Harold Statue

Sensory walk 4 at Waltham Abbey Gardens, Essex.

Photographs by “hip” young photographer Chloe

Sensory Walk 5 with Peter Relph,

Grange Farm, Chigwell, Essex

 

This video shows The ACE Activities Group and friends on a nature Sensory walk at Grange Farm, Chigwell, Essex.  Peter Relph talks about nature and football at Grange Farm.  Sally Panrucker talks about tree planting and Deborah Hall talks about her special needs horse riding school and stables.

Enjoy Pete’s comments and facts and a trip around the horse riding school.

Pete Relph
Sally Panrucker
Deborah Hall

Sensory walk 5 at Grange Farm, Chigwell, Essex.

Photographs by Ray Harris

Sensory Walk 6 with John Price, The Sunflower Group.

Connaught Water, Epping Forest, Essex

 

This video shows The Epping Forest Sunflower Group and friends on a nature Sensory walk at Connaught Water, Epping Forest, Essex.  John Price talks about nature and wildlife at Connaught water. PR student Chloe has a chat with John about climate issues and we see a swan with it’s young cygnets as well as a heron sheltering on the island. 

Enjoy some cryptic fun comments and facts from John and The sunflower Group on this summer walk.

Connaught Water
Sunflower Group photo
Connaught Water

Sensory walk 6 at Connaught Water, Epping Forest, Essex

Photographs by “Hip” young photographer, Chloe

Sensory Walk 7 with John Price, The Sunflower Group.

The Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Chingford Plain, Epping Forest, Essex

 

This video shows The Epping Forest Sunflower Group and friends on a nature Sensory walk at Chingford Plain, Epping Forest, Essex.  John Price talks about nature and wildlife in the area. The walk looks at the recent conditions resulting in the dry weather this summer from a long crack in the earth to the dry grasses and plants surviving the drought.

Enjoy some interesting comments and facts from John and The sunflower Group on this summer walk.

Connaught Water
Sunflower Group photo
Connaught Water

Sensory walk 7 at The Queen Elizabeth Hunting Lodge, Epping Forest, Essex

Photographs by “Hip” young photographer, Chloe

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