A group of vision impaired walkers from Vision Norfolk step out for a walk on Great Yarmouth seafront

Guided Seafront Walks On Offer For Vision Impaired People In Great Yarmouth

People living with sight loss in the Great Yarmouth area are being given the chance to step out on a bi-monthly guided seafront walk, to boost their physical and mental wellbeing.

Vision Norfolk’s hub in the town is organising the walks to enable vision impaired people to enjoy the fresh air, exercise, and social interaction.

Staff and volunteers from the charity will be on hand to guide walkers, whatever the extent of their sight loss.  The two hour walks will each end in a café where walkers can enjoy tea and cakes.

“As spring approaches, a number of our clients were asking us to help them get out and about to get some exercise and enjoy the better weather,” said Edward Bates, Vision Norfolk’s Great Yarmouth hub co-ordinator.

“Our monthly walks will be an easy two-hour stroll, with our staff and volunteers on hand to guide those who need it, and ensure that everyone has a great time.”

The first walk took place at the end of February, when a dozen walkers and a guide dog braved the rain and walked from the charity’s hub on Hall Quay to the Britannia Pier and then along the promenade towards the Pleasure Beach.

The next seafront walk will take place on Thursday 25th April at 1pm.  For more details, visit www.visionnorfolk.org.uk/guided-walks.

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