Our first Wellbeing Walk of 2023 , brought chattering magpies, blowing bubbles and climbing spiders' webs.
North Downs Way Ambassador and poet Michael Harden led the walk at the Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone.
We hope you enjoy reading his verse summary of this uplifting wintertime accessible experience.
"One for sorrow and two for joy, so goes the song of the cheeky magpies
So we blew pretty bubbles to send last year's troubles, into the skies
We listened in awe to the sound of an angry crashing sea wave
And to the tale of a dangerous dog, whose owner seemed very brave
Next the delights of the stinking Iris, with its aroma of freshly cooked beef
And a daring encounter with a spider's web, we escaped, that’s a relief.
Just another interactive wild with wheels adventure among nature and trees
And those two joyful magpies, to welcome us back for our coffee and teas."
The images show -
- top left - three people in mobility scooters and two standing by a wooden bridge and some bushes.
- top right - a magpie perched on on a wall
- second down on right - Support worker Laura climbing a 'cobweb': a climbing web in the Park playground.
- third down on right - Wild wheelers travelling along a path into the park
- bottom right - Michael Harden at the cobweb
- bottom left - Support Walker Laura blowing bubbles
Images 📸 @laurasmile_999 and @dimmertony