Walk and Talk – Why, Where and When?

Some of you may be aware of my Walk and Talk meet ups and may already attend which is great but for those who have not heard about them, I’d like to share a bit of information about the Why, Where and When so you can come and enjoy and help spread the word if its something of interest.

 

I set up the group in August 2016, initially as a NetWalking group for those who prefer the relaxed style of networking outdoors instead of the more formal indoor networking. The reason behind this was, at the time there was very little networking opportunities for mums with toddlers. Most were early morning or evening meetings which don’t always fit around a young family. I have always felt happier being outdoors and love meeting new people so wanted to create something that mums could come along to with their children whilst getting some fresh air, exercise and adult conversation and the opportunity to get their business known. We have had some great meet ups over the years and formed some great connections.

 

In September 2019 I did some fundraising for Mind and it really got me thinking about mental health and the importance of getting outdoors and allowing people to simply walk and talk with no judgement.

 

I made the decision to knock down any barriers in the group and open the doors to anyone and everyone, making it an inclusive group for all to enjoy.

 

Life can be challenging and we all have our ups and downs in life and in business. There are far too many people out there feeling lost, lonely, unhappy and totally disconnected from anyone.

 

I wanted to create a community where people can feel connected and part of something so we can offer support, friendship, a listening ear and encouragement to those who need it.

 

Getting outdoors in the fresh air has so many benefits (check out this great article https://getpocket.com/explore/item/just-being-outside-can-improve-your-psychological-health-and-maybe-your-physical-health-too but its particularly good for our mental health and general well-being.

 

Walk and Talk is a safe and supportive group for people to come together to simply walk and talk, or just walk and be around people if you don’t feel you want to talk. There is no pressure.

 

I host 2 events each month, one at Skipwith Common and one at Rowntree Park, alternating between morning and afternoon walks (all within school hours) Both locations have access to places to go for refreshments after the walk for those who wish to join.

 

This is a free event and children and dogs are welcome, making it even more time effective for those with busy schedules.

 

Our next Walk and Talk is scheduled for Friday 28th Feb at 1pm @ Skipwith Common, here is the link to register…..

https://facebook.com/events/s/feb-walk-and-talk-skipwith/237048217302856/?ti=icl

Comments

  • Nicole Brule-Walker
    19th February 2020 at 4:10 pm

    What a lovely thing to do….
    So important for people to have an outlet to get outdoors, do a bit of exercise and spend time with others.

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