Celebrating Volunteers’ Week & Dementia Friendly Walk Launch

To celebrate the launch of Arbroath’s newest Dementia Friendly Walk and to thank all of the people that contributed to its development, we will be enjoying a meander around Hospitalfield’s beautiful grounds culminating in tea, coffee and cake in our Walled Garden on 6 June.

The launch falls during Volunteer’s Week, and we will be taking the opportunity to thank Meander’s Volunteer Walk Leaders who contribute their time, energy and enthusiasm with the greatest generosity.

We look forward to welcoming people from all walks of life to take part in this new walking route. It’s an exciting moment for us to bring walkers of all abilities to meander around Hospitalfield’s peaceful grounds, taking in the benefits that nature has to offer.

Please join us to celebrate our new walk on Wednesday 6 June, 12noon – 1:30pm. To attend, please RSVP to Annie Crabtree, volunteer@hospitalfield.org.uk / 01241 656 124.


Meander is a project that connects Hospitalfield to local landscapes through walking – exploring themes of growing, cooking, eating, art and heritage. Led by Hospitalfield’s volunteer walk leaders, the project promotes wellbeing through walking and cultivates a place where people can enjoy being active at their own pace. Short walks explore Hospitalfield’s grounds and longer routes connect Hospitalfield to the region through a network of landmarks and places of interest. The Reading Group offer ways to meander through landscapes from the comfort of Hospitalfield or your own home. Find out more.

Meander is supported by Paths for All and NHS Tayside.


Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK. The campaign was established in 1984 by Volunteering England, which merged with NCVO in 2013. Find out more.


Paths for All want to ensure that everyone living with dementia and their family, friends and carers can engage in walking. Through our Dementia Friendly Walking project they are providing training, funding and support to make the Walking for Health network dementia friendly. Paths for All are also working to raise awareness about the benefits of walking for people living with dementia. Find out more.