Walk Leader Judith extends her volunteering role

Judith Shaw is a Volunteer Walk Leader at Walk in the Park’s Drymen Walk. Her enthusiasm for walking has been instrumental to the success of the group over the last two years.

Pictured on the right is Walk in the Park Walk Leader Judith Shaw

At the weekly walk she is attentive to each walker’s individual needs, supporting walkers’ physical, mental and social development.  Her kindness and encouragement have enabled walkers to extend their walking, as well as developing walkers’ individual confidence and self-esteem.

Beverley Clarke, a walker with the group has only praise for her Walk Leader.  

Judith has a great ability to support walkers of all abilities, with her calm and patient personality. She always has time for everyone.  She is a compassionate listener and has provided me with a comforting ear when I needed it.  This coupled with her love of the outdoors, walking and knowledge of our natural environment makes walking with Judith a delight.

She is consistently extending her role as a volunteer with Walk in the Park in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park by:

Developing and risk assessing new routes
Supporting the other five Health Walk groups
Coordinating all Volunteer Walk Leaders
Volunteering as the Walk in the Park Steering Group secretary
Attending meetings on a quarterly basis 
Attending further training opportunities such as Dementia Friendly Walk Leader, Safety Outdoors, Defibrillator and CPR Training with Heartstart.

Find out more about Walk in the Park on our website.

Walk in the Park is a member of our Scottish Health Walk Network.