Walk and Talks

Space to meet and talk with others who have experienced a similar loss


Our Walk and Talks offer a safe space for those who have lost someone to cancer, providing an opportunity to connect and find solace among others who share a similar journey.

Previous ‘Walk and Talk’ attendees have told us that they found the following benefits from attending a Walk and Talk…

“Hope and peace in my grief”

“Time to sit and talk in the shade of a tree”

“Sharing difficulties of partner loss with someone who understood because she had the same

“Space for my grief for the first time”

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Walk and Talks – Overview

Where are we walking?

Our ‘Walk and Talks’ take place throughout the country, and are often hosted by individuals who’ve also lost a loved one to cancer. Our volunteer hosts will walk and talk alongside you.

Can anyone take part?

Our walks are designed to be open to any adult who has had a loved one die from cancer. The aim is to give you space to meet and talk with others who have experienced a similar loss, which our users tell us they find extremely helpful.

For most walks, we limit attendees to 9 people, so we do not have too large a walking group.

Please note that we do not allow guests unless you let us know in advance (as we cap the number of attendees for each walk).

Pets and children are also not able to attend.

What are the timings for the day?

Start and finish times differ from walk to walk. Please use the calendar below to view the locations and times for our upcoming walks.

Most walks take around an hour to complete; our sponsored walks, which take place less frequently, follow longer routes and take around three to four hours to complete.

Do I need to be a professional walker?

Definitely not. Our walks are about being together, spending time with others who have experienced similar things, and being outdoors. It’s not about being fit or racing.

How do I get involved?

Explore the calendar below to find out about our upcoming walks.

Upcoming Walk and Talks

Our thanks to Alpkit Foundation

The support of the Alpkit Foundation  enabled us to train our intake of volunteer walk hosts in 2022; a further grant in 2023 is now enabling us to scale our walks further. Thank you.

“Your grant came at a time when our ‘Walk and Talks’ were first setting out and enabled us to train our first cohort of volunteers. Everyone at The Loss Foundation is immensely grateful to the Alpkit Foundation for the support in training these first volunteers, all who have themselves been bereaved by cancer.

Adults who have lost a loved one to cancer are certainly benefiting from this project. Our users have a broad age range from mid-20s to mid-70s. The majority of the people who seek support from us are socially isolated and struggling with their grief, which can result in anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation at times.

Our research and evaluations show that our support lowers these types of symptoms in our beneficiaries but we recognise that nature can strengthen this further”.

Read about the Alpkit Foundation’s support of Walk and Talks on their blog.

Next Events

27/09 September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
02/10 October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm