Sensing the Wild- connecting visually impaired people to nature

Our project has provided groups of Blind and visually- impaired people across the Tees Valley Region with workshops and walks to enable them to experience wildlife and nature across the four seasons. To do this effectively we needed to offer them a guided walk and some one- to- one support, and we have been fortunate to be able to work with the Friends Groups linked to local parks and woodlands, to whom we offered Sighted Guide training in how to make the wild spaces more accessible and how to assist a blind person.

About the project

Here are some photos we took at the workshops and walks

A Spring walk in Linthorpe Cemetery

A workshop in Darlington

A walk in Locke Park, Redcar