Walk and Talk group | Cruse Bereavement Care

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Many of our problems can become clearer when we put one foot in front of the other. Walking in a group magnifies the power of this therapy.  We have launched a new ‘Walk and Talk Group’, in conjunction with Bexley Walking for Health, for adults of all ages who have lost a loved one.

All our walks are led by friendly Cruse Volunteers who are also walk leaders. The walks provide a great opportunity to enjoy walking in some beautiful green space at Danson Park, and there will be refreshments and a chat at the end of each walk in one of the beautiful rooms at Danson House. Walks are suitable for all abilities and provide an opportunity to meet other people with similar life experiences and walk in the fresh air.  

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What is a ‘Walk and Talk’ Group?

‘Walk and Talk’ is a group for the people in our community who have experienced a bereavement (this includes relatives and carers who want to know more about bereavement, and how they can help). It provides an opportunity to meet other people and walk in the fresh air. Anyone can join – it’s free, fun and friendly!

There is no need to book in advance, just arrive 10-15 minutes before the start at the meeting point.

We hope you will benefit from attending our ‘Walk and Talk’ groups.

What is the purpose of a ‘Walk and Talk’ group?

Many of our problems become clearer when we put one foot in front of the other. Walking in a group magnifies the power of this therapy. You will walk with people with similar life experiences. You can support each other and learn more about the grieving process. Enjoy good company, make friends and enjoy nature.

What can I expect at a ‘Walk and Talk’ group?

Short walks - ideal for beginners

An opportunity to talk to about how you are feeling

Trained walk leaders

Good company

Safe routes to walk

Informal and friendly

How long does a ‘Walk and Talk’ group last?

They usually last around 1.5-2 hours; a 45 minute walk followed by a 45 minute chat over refreshments at Danson House

How many ‘Walk and Talk’ groups should I attend?

You are welcome to join for as many or as few as you like, there is no limit to the number of ‘Walk and Talk’ groups you can attend.  We have a mix of men and women, younger and older people who regularly come along to our weekly walks.

Who leads our ‘Walk and Talk’ groups?

All our walks are led by trained Cruse Bereavement Volunteers who are also qualified walk leaders. All Cruse Bereavement Volunteers have studied or worked in the field of bereavement.

What do I need?

A comfortable pair of shoes

Loose-fitting clothing - it’s better to wear several thin layers rather than heavy, bulky clothing.

If you’re going to be outdoors for a while, remember to take some water. And don’t forget to be prepared for the British weather – if it looks like rain, a waterproof or umbrella will be very handy, and a sun hat and cream are a good idea in summer.

Where can I walk?

Day: Every Tuesday Time: 10.00am Meet: The Stables car park

Walk through Danson Park and around the lake.

This walk lasts about 45 minutes and takes a circular route around the lake. On paths throughout, can be a little muddy in the winter and involves mild inclines on the route.

New walkers will need to complete a simple registration form which will be provided by the walk leader.

For more information please contact us on bexleyandbromley@cruse.org.uk