Walk & Talk

A simple, no cost, no fuss way to connect with your community.

We're excited to encourage anyone in the locality to show up, and join in - for a gentle 30-40 minute stroll, a chat and a tea or coffee afterwards. It’s that simple.

WE ARE HIRING

Find out more about our new Community Engagement Lead role:

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It is as simple as it sounds, but more beneficial for you than you can imagine.

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FINd A WALK NEAR YOU

London

Kew, Richmond
When:
Tuesday
at
1400
WHERE:
LiveWell Cafe
WHO:
Rachel Mitchell
07779 323220
Notes:
Quadrant house, Levett Square, Richmond TW9 4FF, near the Retail Park.
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South Wales

Penarth
When:
Thursday
at
1000
WHERE:
Coffee#1 in Penarth, Cardiff
WHO:
Georgie Hutton
Notes:
Meet at Coffee#1, 13 Windsor Rd
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South West

Southmead, Bristol
When:
Tuesday
at
1100
WHERE:
Greenway Centre, Southmead
WHO:
Ben Burch
07711 846314
Notes:
Meet inside the centre at Cafe des Amis
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Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol
When:
Thursday
at
1100
WHERE:
Coffee#1, Westbury-on-Trym
WHO:
Ben Burch
07711 846314
Notes:
Meet at Coffee#1 on 4 Canford Ln, Bristol BS9 3DH
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Bedminster, Bristol
When:
Thursday
at
10000
WHERE:
Coffee#1, Bedminster
WHO:
Anna
01179 537 708
Notes:
Meet inside Coffee#1
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Looking for the MILITARY WALK AND TALK?

We run an extensive programme of Walk&Talks for military veterans, these events are all accessible via the Military App Platform. If you are interested please click on the link below.

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What is Walk+Talk?

Walk+Talk is a simple, free and accessible series of events - where you simply go for a walk and chat or listen. Based in your community, for your community.

WHEN
Once a week, specific time. Just show up.
WHAT
Each walk is 30-45 mins to suit the group.
HOW
All ages and abilities, pets and prams welcome.
SHARE
Want to talk? Prefer to listen? space for both.
WHERE
Local community centres, village greens, parks, anywhere

Now, more than ever, we need to strengthen in-person, peer support and cultivate opportunities for positive physical and mental well-being across all communities.

HEALTH THROUGH CONNEcTION

IT IMPROVES SELF-PERCEPTION AND SELF-ESTEEM, MOOD AND SLEEP QUALITY, AND IT REDUCES STRESS, ANXIETY AND FATIGUE.

PHYSICALLY ACTIVE PEOPLE HAVE UP TO A 30% REDUCED RISK OF BECOMING DEPRESSED, AND STAYING ACTIVE HELPS THOSE WHO ARE DEPRESSED RECOVER.

Why is Walk+Talk so good for you?

Walk+Talk is a simple, safe and welcoming programme - which aims to help rebuild your confidence to get out and join in with some gentle activity and easy conversation - with other like-minded people in your area. We're confident that these regular opportunities for a little exercise and company, will make you feel happier and healthier.

Research tells us that walking regularly will improve many aspects of health. As a low impact and accessible activity, it can "enhance cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers".

Add to this the chance to share a chat and connect with people in your neighbourhood, and the science tells us this is certain to boost your mood.

It's not complicated. It's totally safe. It's entirely inclusive. And it's free.

Show up for the next Walk+Talk for some fresh air, activity and conversation - and to be reminded that you matter, and you belong.

Why is Walk+Talk so good for you?

Walk+Talk is open to everybody, all it takes is a few volunteers and some support from us. We provide you with everything you need to get started, we will guide you and support you all the way. It really is very simple and hugely rewarding.

Please contact us below and we'll help you get going.

Supported BY:

We are extremely grateful to the support from the National Lottery Community Fund across the North Bristol Region.

We are delighted and grateful for the support provided by Coffee#1

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust are valued supporters of the Military Walk&Talk Programme

We would also like to thank MHRT (Milford Haven Round Table) and PeRKY (Peninsula Enterprise and Resource Kitty) for their support of our Walk&Talk in Wales.