Walk with London Blind Ramblers on Sunday 13th May – Oxted
What to expect on the walk
We meet the visually impaired people at Oxted station. There can be up to 15 or more including their helpers, some will have guide dogs or use canes, but we don’t really know until they arrive. Their walking needs are all different so we ask how they would like to be led. Most will link their arm through yours or hold on to your elbow.
We also ask if they would like verbal descriptions of the scenery etc on the walk – this can add to their enjoyment although not everyone wants this – it is all about communication.
Then usually at coffee or lunch time you swap and walk with someone different. The walk is slower than normal so people who think they can’t do 7 miles will actually be fine on this walk. We finish at the Oxted British Legion and have some cakes and tea.
It’s a very rewarding day helping the visually impaired; if we were not here to help they would not be able to walk in our beautiful countryside, so please come along and give it a go. Everyone is welcome