Introduction to Walking and Exploring the Countryside - Taster

  • Day:Thursday
  • Time:10:00 - 15:00
  • Duration:1 session
  • Location:Outside B&M Store, Pier Street, TA8 1BT
  • Start:18/01/2024

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Course overview

This workshop is in partnership with Osprey Outdoors.

Would you like to get out and explore the countryside? This beginners and intermediate workshop starts at a 3 mile walk and no experience is necessary.

This will be a positive step for your mental health, where you’ll meet new people, enjoy nature, increase your fitness levels, learn about wildlife and understand the principles behind basic map reading. You can also learn to follow a walking route from a map and orientate yourself using a map and compass.

Course assessment

Observation and discussion.

There are no exams

Course progression

At the end of this  course, if you’d like to continue with your learning in this subject, you’ll be able to progress onto our Starter Level workshop or course.

Our workshops and courses are designed to provide essential skills, develop confidence and resilience, improve your health & wellbeing, prepare you for further learning or employment, provide ways to learn with your family and build communities. We have a wide range of workshops and courses and you can explore more on our website. There’s something for everyone! 

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

This workshop is suitable if you have no experience in this subject, and want to discover if it’s for you.

You will need: packed lunch, sturdy footwear, outdoor clothes: hat, gloves, scarf, waterproofs. You must possess the willingness and the ability to walk 3 miles on the first session, with stops, and to walk up an incline and down a decline on rough terrain. Help and encouragement are always provided.

Fee information:

If you are aged 19+ AND are unemployed AND receive a benefit / your annual income is less than £25,000 per year AND live in Somerset (not including Bath & North East Somerset) AND you have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years OR you have refugee status / right to remain. *Please note – proof of eligibility will be requested during the enrolment process.

If you are aged 19+ AND your annual income is over £25,000 and live in Somerset OR you live in Bath & North East Somerset OR you live anywhere else in the UK. Some Community partners may not be able to accommodate learners from outside Somerset. This will be highlighted during enrolment.

Our funding rules have changed – how this affects you…
You can only enrol on ONE free* workshop/course at each level, e.g. one Taster, one Starter… and so on. Our new levels are designed to encourage you to learn and progress in your chosen area of interest. If you enrol on multiple workshops/courses at the same level, we’ll contact you to discuss (as there are exceptions), or you’ll be given the opportunity to pay for your place, (costs are detailed on each course page).

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