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Reading Walks Festival: Five Ways to Wellbeing Nature Walk

A gentle, accessible walk on the London Road campus
May 10, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

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May 10, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road
Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom
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a path leading to a bench in immersed in greenery in the herb garden at The MERL

Join us as part of Reading Walks Festival 2023

We are delighted to be taking part in the first ever Reading Walks Festival. We are offering two gentle, accessible walks in and around the museum and its immediate surroundings on campus. The first is this Five Ways to Wellbeing Nature Walk, and the second is a Mindful Museum Walk on Friday 12th.

About the walk

“Every human being needs to be in a positive relationship with nature at some level.”

During this walk led by Charlotte Allchin, an Environmental Educationalist who specialises in connecting with nature, we will explore the green spaces and beautiful trees on the University of Reading’s London Road campus starting and ending with The MERL garden.

This walk is designed to support the Five Ways to Wellbeing and will be gentle, suitable for all abilities, and will provide space to learn, take notice, connect with nature and each other.

The walk leader

Charlotte Allchin is an Environmental Educationalist who specialises in connecting with nature. Charlotte, who is also a Forest School practitioner, runs activities for people of all ages that focus on building a relationship with the natural world, natural play and developing self confidence outdoors. She leads the Friday Fledglings outdoor session for under-5s at The Museum of English Rural Life in Reading.

Further information

  • Easy difficulty. This a short, slow and gentle, wheelchair-accessible walk. Visit our Access page to help plan your visit.
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • Assistance dogs only.
  • Approx 1km, 40mins.
  • The MERL cafe will be open for hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Water is available for refilling bottles.
  • We encourage visitors to use public transport to reach us if possible, visit our getting here page for details.
  • Free. Book required. Please book via the Reading Walks Festival website.