BBO Walking in the lakes (This is not a course)

Ref: C3843878

This is not a course, it is a BBO project activity. The walking group has pick up points in Carlisle & Penrith to take project participants on a weekly guided walk. The walks alternate between easy/ accessible & more challenging activities to enable as many participants as possible to take part. The walks are guided by the tutor & BBO keyworkers (TCV/WEA). Routes are planned in advance, risk assessments completed & the necessary maps & H&S equipment carried by staff eh first aid kits, spare waterproofs, lunch & water.

Course aim

To engage BBO Working Well Project participants in outdoor walking activities to promote health, take them away from stressful home environments & increase confidence to move them towards being employable (see project outcomes).

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • You must discuss the course physical requirements with your BBO Working Well Partnership key worker before booking a place

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • • State a benefit of walking to your health
  • • State an additional benefit to you personally
  • • Join in group discussion on the area visited (flora & fauna, British history, health)

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to dress in suitable clothing for the weather conditions & wear walking boots. Waterproofs will be provided if required. A sandwich lunch & drinks will also be provided each week.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Work together with your BBO Working Well Partnership key worker to move closer to employment &/or better health (mental & physical).

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BBO Walking in the lakes (This is not a course)

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If you don't have a pin, please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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