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Bereavement Support 

Walking with grief

Are you mourning the loss of a loved one?


Join our bereavement walking group in the beautiful grounds of Bristol Memorial Woodlands, near Thornbury, Bristol.


Tap into the therapeutic potential of the natural environment by joining our regular peer to peer support walks, led by experienced professionals in the field of grief and volunteers from Cruse, the leading bereavement charity.


What to expect?


Bristol Memorial Woodlands has partnered with Cruse, the UK’s leading bereavement charity, to organise regular bereavement walking groups.

Cruse bereavement volunteers will guide people coping with grief around the woodlands, near Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, so they spend time in a therapeutic natural environment, enjoying nature and exercise.

The link-up follows successful walking with grief sessions at the woodlands by Health Psychologist Mireille Hayden of Gentle Dusk.

Bristol Memorial Woodlands has now set out a recommended walking route. People wishing to take part must register with Cruse in advance.

Nick Crane, volunteer and training co-ordinator for Cruise, said: “People can take the time to walk in silence or talk with others and have moments to pause and reflect. 

“The Memorial Woodlands mean so much to so many people who have loved ones buried there and it is a beautiful, safe environment for a walk and we are pleased to work with them to introduce regular walks that we hope will benefit many people.”

Get in Touch

Anyone wishing to take part should contact CRUSE with details on this webform to be contacted about their nearest walk.

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