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Author Walk & Talk: Walking & Wellness Masterclass (based on ’52 Ways to Walk’ with Annabel Abbs)

March 01, 2024

Join us for a masterclass style Walk & Talk, in the heart of Constable Country, with Annabel Abbs as she shares the surprising science of walking for wellness and joy, one week at a time inspired by her highly acclaimed book ’52 Ways to Walk’.

This circular countryside route of circa 3 miles will take us riverside from Stratford St Mary, along the historic Stour Valley Path & St Edmundsbury Way before looping back through the valley to Stratford St Mary where light refreshments and an informal chat await.

Expect top tips and practical advice galore.

Walking strengthens our bodies, calms our minds and lifts our spirits. But it does so much more than this. Our vision, hearing, respiration, sleep, cognition, memory, blood pressure, sense of smell and balance are all enhanced by how we walk. For instance:

· Walking in cold weather burns extra fat and builds more muscle.
· Walking alone strengthens our memories.
· Walking in woodland helps us sleep.
· And there’s nothing more restorative than a romantic nighthike.

Our choice of location, time, direction, duration, walking companion and gait, as well as the weather we opt to walk in, can transform our daily stroll. Here, Annabel Streets shares the thrill of 52 different ways to walk, explaining the latest science behind each one, and providing practical tips for making the most of your daily steps.

52 Ways to Walk is a revelatory and informative handbook for anyone stuck in a walking rut, curious about the lesser-known benefits of walking or merely in need of some on-foot novelty and adventure.

Tickets include:

– Guided & hosted walk

– A signed copy of ’52 Ways to Walk’

– Light refreshment & snack

This walk will start in Stratford St Mary at 4pm, please arrive in good time, the precise meet point for this walk will be sent to guests the evening before. Please dress for the weather incl wellies / walking boots.


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Fri, March 1
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Dedham, Essex
Colchester, GB + Google Map


Stour Valley Adventure Centre