Who is this useful for?

Education professionals
Parents and caregivers
People with complex disabilities

Date of publication
November 2020
Created by
Sense UK
The National Lottery and Sport England

This resource offers ideas for walk leaders on how to add sensory activities to make walks more accessible.

Walking is a popular activity that can be done alone or in a group. It enables people to get outside, be active and connect with nature. There are many benefits, including:

  • Improved social connections
  • Reduced anxiety and stress
  • Improved self esteem
  • Improved mood and sleep quality

Sensory walks help individuals to engage with nature, so that they can use their senses to connect with their surroundings, have meaningful experiences and be active. The
walks described in this toolkit are designed for people with complex disabilities, but can be enjoyed by anyone.

This toolkit is accompanied by several additional resources, including extra tasks to highlight the senses and a sensory bingo activity.

Key words: sport; exercise; physical; sensory; outdoor



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