TWO North Yorkshire volunteers have been working to deliver virtual walks via Zoom.

Davy Major and Jim Hall started working on bringing virtual walks to peoples living rooms when the pandemic began.

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Collaborations with Revival North Yorkshire Ryedale Carers Support also meant that help was also given to people needing assistance to set up the technology or who were using Zoom for the first time.

Mr Major said: "I do the chosen walk myself about two weeks beforehand and capture as much detail as I can in photographs and short video clips. It might be a fresh babbling spring up on Spaunton Moor, the call of a curlew flying up on Sleddale or ducklings on a farm in Rosedale.

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"These sights and sounds often trigger memories for people and provoke conversations for us as we continue on our virtual walk.”

In addition to mental health benefits, it has also helped people become more familiar with their computers and modern video conference technology, opening new ways to talk to loved ones.


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