Sensory Walks and Outdoor Experiences

Would you or your organisation like to know more about creating inclusive outdoor experiences and sensory walks?

Research shows that connection to nature, and the outdoors, has significant well-being benefits for everyone, but especially for people living with dementia. It can improve sleep, concentration, appetite and communication skills. It can also help to slow the increase of symptoms and delay onset of the condition.

Our Sensory Walks & Outdoor Experiences training aims to build confidence and skills for staff and volunteers who support nature and outdoor experiences for people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Training content:

Training options:

We use a mixture of slide presentation, video clips (providing a perspective from people living with dementia), and facilitated Q & A time.

For face-to-face training, we also include practical exercises outdoors, access considerations at your venue, how to reach people in your community and next steps planning.

Group on a coastal walk

Thanks for a really enjoyable, useful session! Have now got lots of ideas and feel much more confident about contacting one or two local groups to start the ball rolling here.

Who should attend?

Any organisation, member of staff or volunteer who:

This may include people from:

Free resources

As part of the training, we will provide you with resources to support your learning. We will supply the resources digitally.

You can expect:

Time in Nature – Rutland Water

Dementia Adventure, Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and Rutland County Council Admiral Nurse Service are supporting people living with dementia to access nature and the outdoors.

Walk Leader training

In 2019 we trained former family carer, Feleena Taylor, to lead weekly dementia-friendly walks in Kendal, Cumbria. Here Feelena shares the story behind the Bittern award winning “walks for all” programme and the difference it makes to those with dementia and their families.

To find out more or arrange this training for your organisation or teams please call the Training team on 01245 237548, or contact us.

Further Training & Consultancy