Dudley Mind Walking Group

Dudley Mind Walking Group

Our walking group is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group of people who all enjoy meeting up once a month for a walk and a chat together, to help improve and manage their mental health and wellbeing.

The walks are led each month by our two friendly walk leaders Kirpal and Ade who both have their own experience with mental health as well as being members of our board of trustees.  

The location of the walks changes from month to month. Past walks have taken place at Kinver Edge, Leasowes Park and the grounds surrounding Wollaston Tennis club.

Below is our schedule of walks for July – December 2019 

All walks are between 3-5 miles, allow up to 2 1/2 hours. Basic level of fitness needed and ability to climb steps or use stiles.

Saturday July  27th  – Walk and Summer Picnic in the Park, Baggeridge Country Park, Sedgley

Meet at 10:00am, Baggeridge Park Car Park (note there is a small fee of £3 for parking at Baggeridge).

Please bring a picnic item or two to share (unless it’s raining – then we’ll go to the Café!). Easy walk, some slopes and steps.

Saturday August 31st – The Pedmore Loop, Stourbridge

Meet at 10:00am, Ounty John Lane, Pedmore, Stourbridge.

Easy to moderate walk, some steps – nice views over fields

Saturday September 28th  – Bunkers Hill Wood in  Autumn, Stourbridge

Meet at 10:00am, Bunkers Hill Wood car park.

Moderate walk, some steep hills – nice views and changing leaves?

Saturday October  26th – Kinver Edge – The Witches’ Cave, Kinver

Meet at 10:00am, Kinver Rock Houses Car Park, Kinver.

A Halloween theme to this walk! Moderate walk, some steep slopes – might be mud.

Saturday November  30th – Wollaston Canal Winter Walk  (including café stop and warm up at Bell’s Fisheries)

Meet at 10:00am, Wollaston Tennis club car park, Wollaston

Easy walk. One stile – might be mud.

Saturday December  28th – Clent Hills Country Park, Hagley

Meet at 10:00 am – Nimmings Wood Car Park, Clent Hills, Hagley (Note there is a fee for parking at this car park)

Moderate walk, some steep climbs. Great views of a winter wonderland?

If you would like to join the group call Simon at Dudley Mind on 01384 442938 or email enquiries@dudleymind.org.uk You can also fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will be in touch with you soon. 

Physical activity, nature and mental health

The Mind Get Set to Go Programme has proven that taking part in a physical activity improves peoples mental health and wellbeing. If you would like to learn more about the Get Set to Go Programme and the findings from it, please download the GStG Summary Evaluation

As well as taking part in a physical activity, being outside amongst nature can also have positive effects such as