Parkinson’s Walks

Parkinson’s Walks are proving popular.  We have expanded from the original idea of walking in parks, and we now include some interesting walks in the Edinburgh area.

At least two committee members or volunteers are at the meeting points. There will be options for medium paced or slower paced walks, so that everyone can walk at a pace that suits.

The next dates/places are:

Monday June 24 at 10.30. This will be a gentle circular walk in Portobello, exploring town and promenade, starting at the Aldi car park on the High Street. Buses 12, 19, 21, 26, 45 and 49 pass nearby.

Future Walks: the next walk will be 29 July. We will update you about the start location on this webpage nearer the time.


The walks are relatively informal. We know that Parkinson’s can put paid to the best of plans, when an ‘off day’ happens. We wanted to have an activity where people are very welcome to just turn up on the day. No need to register in advance, and worry if on the day they don’t feel able to come along. The walks are open to People with Parkinson’s and their supporters.

We look forward to enjoying good company, some exercise and fresh air. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

We will typically end the walk close to somewhere that people can go for a tea or coffee close to the end of the walk (which are often circular).

For more information, please contact Lynn Stewart: Lynn@edinburghparkinsons.org


Below are some photographs:

The May walk was a tad soggy, but didn’t spoil it for our intrepid walkers!

The pictures shows a group of people sitting on park benches in a park. In the background are pillars from the bandstand and further back are trees.

The October walk ended with a visit to the Botanics Cafe

Picture shows a group of walkers inside a room at the cafe.

 

From the August Walk, taken as passing through Leith Links.

The walking group on their August 2023 walk.

The May walk which began at Newhaven Harbour.

The photo shows a group of walkers with the River Forth behind them.

The image from the Newhaven walk looking over the River Forth to the three bridges (Forth, Forth Road and Queensferry Crossing)

 

 

 

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