May 2021 saw the launch of a new walking trail around Heywood. It’s a trail with a difference.
In addition to stout footwear, walkers will need a smartphone or a tablet. To add a bit more fun, they can download the what3words app to find seven beautiful animations that make up the Poems for Positivity Trail.
Rachel Law, CEO of PossAbilities said
“Yes, 2020 was hard for everyone.
Let’s look forward rather than back.
Our interest is in the future – we
intend to spend the rest of our lives
there. That’s why we created the
Poems for Positivity Trail. It’s a
chance to get out into the open; to
walk and talk; and to come home
feeling ever more positive”.
2020 was hard for everyone. As we all start to look forward to a new, more positive future,
local company PossAbilities supported by GM Walking, set out to create a trail which gets us all moving in a more positive direction.
Seven beautiful animations form the trail. You can access each of them by scanning a QR code at seven locations around the town. At each location you will find the address and the what3words tag of all the poems.
The poems are recited by performance poet Tommy Calderbank, who, twenty-five years after the death of his mother Maggie, decided to get positive and open the draw of poems that she had left him and get them published. He’s chosen six of his favourites with the seventh penned by William George Scrivens who receives support from PossAbilities.
You can start and finish the trail anywhere you want, though the official start is the Cherwell Wellbeing Hub in Cherwell Avenue. By the time you have finished you will have walked five kilometers or 6,250 steps and burned off one and a half Mars Bars.
Here are the addresses and what3words tags of
the trail stop-off points: –
The Cherwell Wellbeing Hub OL10 4SY
2. Listen to the Fairies
Queens Park Café OL10 4UY
3. Caravan of Joy
Member of Parliament’s Office OL10 1PB ///loyal.bumps.post
4. Me too
Heywood Food Bank OL10 4HE ///horses.angel.supply
5. Reality of Imagination
The Library Ol10 1LL ///laser.fame.zoom
6. And you’re There
Little Monkey’s OL10 1HX ///meant.orbit.fell
7. Marsh Mallow Tree
West Yorks Dog Rescue OL10 1JF ///under.mugs.rooms
PossAbilities CIC is a Community Interest Company supporting people with learning disabilities. For more information contact Rachel Law CEO 07799 710098. To see a sample animation scan the QR code.