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Challenge yourself to get active every day, your way…

Need help getting active this January?  Kickstart 2020 with us. 

Come and join Dorset Mind’s RED January team. We can get active together for better mental health.

Whether you walk, run, swim, cycle or choose your favourite fitness activity, set your own goals and enjoy support from the RED community every step, splash and pedal of the way! It’s totally free to take part. 

Join the Dorset RED January community here!

Set up a fundraising page…

You can help other people’s mental health as you improve your own. Support our vital services by fundraising for us as you take on RED January.

Ask your friends and family to sponsor you to do something active each day in January. It’s a challenge, but we’re with you every step of the way!

The first thing to do after you register above, is to set up a JustGiving page – by following this link to Team Dorset’s page. It’s fairly straight-forward, just follow the online prompts. If you do have any problems setting up your page, please don’t hesitate to email us for help.

All fundraisers will receive a specially designed medal at the end of their month-long challenge as a ‘thank you’ from us!

Get your merchandise…

We have limited stock of T-shirts and Snoods available so that you can get yourself kitted out in our official Red January merchandise.

RED January Shop

RED January organised walks across Dorset

Anyone who has registered for Red January can join us on our organised walks.
Here are the details – please register your interest via our Facebook Events page:

DateLocationMeeting placeMeeting timeDescription
Saturday 4th JanuaryBournemouth Bournemouth Pier 10amA lovely seaside walk (2.8 miles) from Bournemouth Pier to Boscombe Pier and back again. A wonderful way to get out in the fresh air and discover other RED January participants' stories. Meet at Bournemouth Pier, in front of Aruba at 10am (parking at the Bournemouth International Centre BH2 5BY, or Bath Road South BH1 2EW).
Saturday 11th JanuaryHengistbury HeadHiker Cafe10amA gentle sloping walk along pathways at Hengistbury head, overlooking the Dorset coastline as well as heathland and lakes. (3 miles). Dogs welcome on leads. Parking available. Toilets at the cafe.
Saturday 18th JanuaryBridportThe Bull Hotel
34 East Street
10amA picturesque country walk (approx. 5 miles) We’ll meet at 10am outside the Bull Hotel, Bridport. Toilets are available on West Street by the bus station or Wetherspoons on east street. This route is a flat 2.5 miles to West Bay along the old railway and return 2.5 miles via fields.
Saturday 18th January LonghamThe Angel Inn, Ringwood Road, Longham
Wimborne, Dorset
BH22 9AP
10:30amA walk along the river Stour through woodland and Longham Lakes where almost 180 different bird species have been spotted. Approx. 4.5 miles and will take around 1.5 hours. Not suitable for those with mobility issues or pushchairs unfortunately. Kids welcome accompanied by adults. Well behaved dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead at the Lakes. Wear appropriate footwear.

Monday 20th JanuaryBournemouth GardensThe Cenotaph at Bournemouth12:30pmMeeting at 12:30pm for a gentle walk through the gardens. This will roughly last around an hour.
Saturday 25th JanuaryRSPB ArneIn front of the RSPB stand in the car park10amRed trail (1¾ hour walk) taking you through scrub, farm land, ancient oak woodland, pine and birch forest, lowland heath, saltmarsh, sandy beach, acidic ponds and open water.
Dogs welcome on leads.
Sunday 26th January WeymouthWeymouth Pavilion11amA flat walk along the esplanade/seafront for 3.8 miles. It might be muddy and slightly uneven underfoot for part of the walk in Lodmoor Country Park. Meet at Weymouth Pavilion at 11am. There are toilets in Weymouth Pavilion, along the esplanade and also in the car park by Lodmoor Country Park.
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