Opportunities for People with a Visual Impairment
We continue to offer people with visual impairment the opportunity to explore the countryside through a programme of specifically designed educational walks.
Subjects include grassland habitats, wildflowers - including orchids - as well as bats and glow-worms. With funding from Gloucestershire Association for Disability, we have recruited and trained additional sighted guides to support this programme.
These volunteers offer contact and non-contact guiding to the participants and make the project possible. While many of the participants comment that the walks offer them a life-line, the sighted guides find that describing and interpreting the countryside around them adds a new dimension to their own appreciation of the subjects.