According to the Sensory Trust, it is our senses other than sight that give us meaningful and memorable experiences and help us to connect with places. Perfect for younger children or those with disabilities, sensory walks embrace senses such as sound, touch and smell to make up a picture of the route and enable walkers to connect with the environment around them in a different way. Encourage walkers to feel different textures such as bark, leaves or grass, and describe different smells or sounds. Alternatively, create a sound map, and encourage them to stop, listen and draw or write what they hear around them, drawing themselves at the centre of the page and focussing on where each sound is coming from.
Find out more at sensorytrust.org.uk/about/sensory