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    A Mindfulness Walk - 5 miles in silence

    Saturday 20th January

    Distance 5 miles, Circular Grade Leisurely Start Time 12:00 Host Anja and Darren Start Time GU1 4UT

    Meeting point: Guildford station


We will do a circular walk starting from Guildford Station taking in the Hogsback views and parts of the Northdowns Way. It will be walked mostly in silence, applying mindfulness techniques such as focussing on particular senses, visualisation and breathing techniques.

Neither of us are properly trained instructors for mindfulness, but we have read up on the subject and done courses and find this could be an enriching experience as an added ingredient to our walk.

If you do come along, please respect that this is a walk with a difference, so if we ask you to walk in silence for most of the walk, please adhere to this to make this a special experience for everybody.

We will have a coffee and talking stop at Watts Gallery as well as a pub stop at the end of the walk.

We look forward to seeing you.

Our walk gradings

  • E


    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S


    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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