Seasonal Sounds, Scents and Sensations (3301)

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    Start dateOctober 28 2022
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    Time09:45 am
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    LocationPink and Lily Pub, Princes Risborough
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    PricePLEASE NOTE this is free to visually impaired participants accompanied by a sighted guide - please email Annette with details aweiss@chilternsaonb.org rather than via the booking link

The poet John Keats described autumn as the “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.” This 5km sensory walk will give you a chance to not only enjoy the beautiful vistas of the Chilterns, but also bathe in some of the other sensory splendours that this time of year has to offer. Starting at the regular haunt of renowned war poet Rupert Brooke, The Pink and Lily pub, we will step into the sense-scape passing through woodlands, valleys and lanes including the historic Grim’s Ditch. There will be regular pauses to appreciate the seasonal sounds, scents and sensations, with poetry on hand for a few pointers. We will finish back at the pub where those who wish, can join us for further reflection and refreshment.

Additional information

Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather forecast, bring something to drink and any snack you may need to sustain yourself. Pub toilets are available at the start and end of the walk. No refreshments are included in the price but a lunch menu is available at the pub (see https://pink-lily.com/)

Terrain info: Gentle terrain, a few kissing gates, narrow in places with some over hanging foliage and tree roots. One short steep ascent. Not suitable for mobility scooters, wheelchairs or buggies. The event is free to visually impaired participants accompanied by a sighted guide.

Andy Shipley of Natural Inclusion, and Cath Campbell. Andy is a visually impaired Nature Connection guide based in Princes Risborough. The events I lead are designed to enable participants to experience Nature through all of their senses.
Meet in the Pink and Lily pub carpark (Pink Road, Princes Risborough) from 0930 with the aim to start the walk at 1000.. Parking will be limited so please lift share where possible.
3 miles
Short walks (up to 3 miles)
2hrs 15 mins
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)
Leisurely
12
Yes (Dogs on leads welcome)