A very warm welcome to the St Austell & Clay Country 'Stroll Back the Years' website. We are a popular and friendly walking group with lots of local expertise. The walks, inland and coastal, are all located within a 10-mile radius of St Austell and are for people who love getting outside, enjoying our fantastic countryside and coastline and meeting like-minded people. We often get 30-40 people at a time, so you can always find someone to chat with. It’s free to join and you can just turn up on the day.
The walking group is run entirely by volunteers. We currently have eight volunteers and manage our scheme through an informal committee structure. We do not have a formal volunteer policy, but we ensure good standards of volunteer management amongst ourselves and we value each other’s contributions in recognition that we are all the lifeblood of our scheme. We work together to support each other.
While we welcome all ages and abilities to join us, it’s fair to say that the average age of our walkers is somewhere north of 60. As long as you can walk, have a reasonable pair of walking shoes or boots and are prepared for the weather, anyone can take part.
All of our standard walks can be completed within two hours. There are always a number of short rest stops and one long enough to enjoy some refreshment. Nobody gets left behind!