Whitleigh Woods & Tamerton Foliot Riverside – Walking Group
Walking is great for your health and wellbeing. It’s also a good way to meet new people and make friends. Active for All is a service that supports and promotes physical activity for adults with learning disabilities and/ or mental health support needs.
If you plan to attend please book your place by calling, or texting, a member of the Active for All Team on 07305 007983. The meeting point for the walk will be the bottom of Southway Drive at 11 am. Citybus Service 40 will get you to the meeting point, (10:35 am from Royal Parade & 10:40 am from Mutley Plain)
Tips for staying safe on your Walk
- Clothing You should wear lightweight loose-fitting clothes, but cotton absorbs sweat, which could make you uncomfortable. To stay dry, wear non-cotton clothes. Always check the weather forecast before setting out on your walk.
- FootwearWearing walking shoes that are comfortable and fit your feet can help prevent injuries such as blisters and calluses. Your walking shoes should also be fairly lightweight and provide good shock absorption.
- A way of tracking time Taking a battery-operated watch is always a good idea.
- A bottle of water Keeping hydrated is important; always take plenty of water.
- Food It’s a good idea to bring some snacks or more substantial food if you are going for a long walk. You need to ‘refuel’
- Sunscreen Even if it’s not particularly hot, the sun can burn your skin. If the weather is dry, a bottle of sunscreen will come in handy.
- Paracetamol Headaches and muscle pains can ruin any long walk. Purchase a pack just in case.
- Mobile Phone Always bring a fully charged mobile phone with you in case you need to contact someone in an emergency.
- Prescribed Medication Remember to bring any prescribed medication which you need to take whilst on the walk.
Whitleigh Woods & Tamerton Foliot Riverside
Whitleigh Woods is located in the north of Plymouth between Whitleigh, Southway, and Tamerton Foliot. Predominantly an ancient woodland covering 20 hectares it is owned and managed by the Woodland Trust. The site contains many habitats including ancient woodland, wet woodland, plantations, meadows, and is also a County Wildlife Site.
There’s a network of footpaths and rides across the site that continue into Cann Wood. The site is easily accessible by public transport with bus stops at Tamerton Foliot Road at the eastern end of the reserve. For more detailed information on the access and the management visit the Woodland Trust website.
Remember this is a Local Nature Reserve, please be considerate to wildlife and to other users:
- Don’t pick wildflowers or plants
- Don’t disturb animals
- Take your litter home
- Keep dogs under control
- Keep dogs out of stream area
- Clean up after your dogs
- No camping
- No motorbikes
- No fires
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