Programmes

Walks for Wellbeing

Wellbeing walks and events for women in South Lakeland

The walks are led by me, Claire Wickham. I am qualified Hill and Moorland Walk Leader, Mental Health First Aider and general first aider. I lead guided walks for women in quiet, out of the way places, so that you can absorb the natural world and reset your inner balance.
On footpaths, bridleways and country lanes we find peace and quiet to decompress and find strength to deal with whatever life might be throwing at you. I take care of the navigation so you can just switch off.
Also available  – Map reading courses for women
Course 1:- Wed 20th & Wed 27th March 9-5pm
Course 2:- Sat 11th & Sun 12th May 9-5pm
Course 3:- Thurs 6/13/20/27th June 6-10pm
Course fees are £120 and here’s a quick summary of what we’ll cover:-
– Introduction to map and compass
– Orientating the map correctly
– Map and real life – what do you see? Looking at features, how do they help us?
– Estimating distances, pacing and timing
– Navigation strategies
– Taking a bearing
The course is good for those who have very little or no knowledge of maps or compasses and who want to learn a good range of basic skills whilst building their confidence.
During the course we will cover a bit of ground, around 2-3 miles (depending on whether it is an evening or daytime course), there will be lots of stopping, figuring out where we are (don’t worry, I’ll know!!), talking about all things nav, outdoor stuff and outdoor wees!
We will not be near a toilet, I bring a bag of stuff for outdoor toileting, emergency sanitary protection and poo bags (yes really).
The course is weather dependant – I cannot run it if it is lightening or gale force winds. If this occurs, I will rearrange at everyone’s earliest convenience. Rain will not stop the course the going ahead, so please ensure your kit is durable.
The location will be confirmed nearer the time, but is likely to be in the south/eastern fells/countryside of the lake district.
Any booking enquiries, please ping me a message clairewickham1966@yahoo.co.uk 07866 700570
Not sure it’s for you? Check out my reviews or give me a call with any questions.
Book here
2024 day walking programme is currently being planned – check back soon! In the meantime, how about one of these amazing trips….?
20th-21st April – Womens’ Introduction to Wild Camping – Eskdale MORE INFO
7th-9th June – Summer Wild Womens’ Swim/Hike Escape – Eskdale MORE INFO
13-15th October –  Autumn Wild Womens’ Swim/Hike Escape – Anglesey MORE INFO