Adult Health and Well-being Walks in the Lake District

Adult Health and Well-being Walks in the Lake District

By David Hanney

We probably all know that spending time in wild and beautiful places is a great way to heal the human spirit. However, a potential barrier for those recovering from difficult obstacles in their lives can be the cost of decent outdoor kit. The Vulture Club had their mountain leader in place and they had a group that were keen to get out amongst the hills of Cumbria – they were short of gear though.

Through the Continuum project which finds new homes for old outdoor gear, Alpkit were able to equip just about everyone who wanted to be a part of the Vulture Club walking project with decent waterproof jackets, fleeces and walking trousers. And then they were off...The Vulture Club supports individuals from West Cumbria in recovery from issues with mental ill health, drugs or alcohol, social isolation or other difficult obstacles in their lives. They provide a wide range of therapeutic distraction activities and create a safe, relaxed and confidential community for members to meet, have fun and grow while taking part in opportunities for personal development and growth.

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