Walking amongst the natural environment is one of the most therapeutic activities to improve your mental health. But it’s not just about the occasional one-off feel good factor. Being active has a whole range of benefits when it comes to mental wellbeing. It improves mood, sleep quality and it reduces stress, anxiety and fatigue. 

'Coming to Eden is the highlight of my week. It boosts me to get out of the house and see others. I always come away feeling happy and relaxed.'
Participant on our social prescribing programme

The walks make use of our beautiful gardens and Biomes and are led by volunteer leaders who provide encouragement and reassurance in a supportive and safe group activity.

Get involved

Who: The walks are for individuals who are experiencing anxiety, stress or depression, and who can take part in an 'intermediate' level walk of 45-60 minutes. 

When: Sessions run every Friday afternoon at 1.30pm, from March 2020 (our first date is TBC). Walks last between 45 and 60 minutes, taking various routes around the Eden Project. 

Where:  Meet at the Eden Project Visitor Centre ready to walk. 

Cost: Come along for a free taster session on any Friday afternoon. Then, if you don’t already have an Eden Project Membership, or a Locals' Pass, you can purchase an annual Health Passport (£12), which allows entry to the Eden Project for you and an accompanying carer. 

How to take part: If you would like to join this activity, or you know a friend or family member that could benefit from it, please contact the Social Prescribing Link Worker, Fiona Hunt on 07702 955040 or fhunt@edenproject.com, or contact the Programme Manager, Heidi Morgan, on 01726 818550, 07817 875165 or hmorgan@edenproject.com.

'I am able to get out of my flat instead of being there 24/7.' 
Participant on our social prescribing programme

About social prescribing at the Eden Project 

At the Eden Project we believe in the power of connecting people with each other and their environment – the power of people collectively doing things to improve their lives and the lives of others around them.

Walk for wellbeing is part of Nature’s Way, a social prescribing programme that provides opportunities for people to connect and support each other in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

This programme is supported by the Pears Foundation and the Woodford Charitable Fund.