August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Group walks 2023

Accessible

RNIB Welcome Walk

Haddington / Musselburgh

Date : Thursday August 31st

Time : 10.15 am

Meet : Fisherrow Harbour

With : RNIB Scotland

Get outdoors, take some exercise and enjoy spending time with other people!
This is a gentle, flat walk on tarmac paths. It is around 1km long, starting at Fisherrow Harbour. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Starting at Fisherrow Harbour, promenade entrance, we will walk along the coastal path, then over the footbridge crossing the river Esk and into Musselburgh High Street for a visit to a local café.

If you are still feeling fit, there will also be the option to walk back to the harbour or you can return on a local bus.

The walk will take 30-40 minutes each way.

Booking

If you would like to come along please contact shona.black@rnib.org.uk

Background

RNIB established Welcome Walks in East Lothian when emerging from coronavirus lockdown.

Many members of the blind and partially sighted community reported feeling socially isolated and having lost confidence. The aim of these walks, which are led by Paths for All trained walk leaders, and supported by RNIB volunteers, is to encourage people living with sight loss to get outdoors, take some exercise and enjoy spending time with other people.

The social aspect of these walks is as important as the physical benefits and all walks end in a café. 

If you have sight loss or know someone who has, or you would like to volunteer with us, please get in touch – we would love to hear from you!

Walk organisers Caroline and Shona in the cafe