Ponder Wander


Explore nature at a slow pace, with the opportunity to spend time with others who want to take in the sights, sounds and smells of East Lothian’s nature.

It’s not about going on long walks or hiking, but about enjoying nature and admiring the beauty of East Lothian together.

Do you enjoy going for a walk and noticing little things? Or taking some time to sit in nature tuning into nature’s rhythms? Feel the breeze, watch the waves, and sit and listen to nature’s noises.

Do you like connecting with like-minded people? Please do come along!


Dates and times vary – 1 hour


Various locations throughout East Lothian



How to get involved

Contact Changes by emailing info@ChangesEastLothian.org or call us on 0131 653 3977

Why we created the Ponder Wander

Since starting the Walk Buddy Project, a lot of participants mentioned that they enjoyed being in nature, watching the birds, listening to the sounds of the trees and the sea, and just taking time out for themselves to do this. The problem they regularly told us about, was that they didn’t have anyone to do this with and felt a bit uncomfortable doing it alone. In response to this we created the Ponder Wander – a chance to explore different surroundings, taking notice of the colours of the flowers, learning together about the plants and enjoying the nature around us. This has evolved into a regular weekly meeting for a relaxing stroll in nature, in various locations across the county.

Can I do it if I struggle with walking?

Absolutely, this isn’t a race or a long hike, it is being together in nature.

Will Ponder Wander help me feel better?

Well, everyone is different but the science shows that being in nature can improve anxiety and depression symptoms, so why not give it a try?

Contact us 0131 653 3977 or info@changeschp.org.uk