Severn Strollers - Walks in South East Shropshire
The Severn Strollers Walking for Health scheme was set up in Bridgnorth in 2003 as part of the National Walking for Health initiative and now has walks across South East Shropshire.
Walks are graded from 1 to 3 for the Walking for Health walks:
Grade 1 walk– suitable for people who have not walked much before, are looking to be more active, or are returning from injury or illness. They are up to 30 minutes on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces and no steps or stiles.
Grade 2 walk – suitable for people who are looking to increase their activity levels. They are between 30 - 60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.
Grade 3 walk– for people looking for more challenging walks and increasing their level of physical activity. They are generally 45 – 90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.
All walks are lead by qualified walk leaders who will endeavour to provide a suitable walk for all abilities.
Next Step Walks ( Grade 4 )- Countryside walks up to 2 hours. Next Step walks are not part of the Walking for Health scheme, they act as progression walks on from the WFH for those who are looking for a more challenging walk, these walks are also led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders.
!!! IMPORTANT DETAILS !!!
If you are unsure of your fitness please consult your GP or Health Care Professional.
All walks are free. All you need is a comfortable pair of flat shoes with a good grip. All walkers walk at their own risk.
Due to the nature of the group walks participants are encouraged NOT to bring dogs (except guide dogs) on Health Walks.
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
Albrighton Next Step Walks
|Alveley Walking for Health|
Alveley Grade 3 Walk
Alveley Next Step Walks
Monthly Introductory Short walk (Grade 1)
|Bridgnorth Walking for Health (Monday)|
Bridgnorth Level 2 (Mon)
|Bridgnorth Walking for Health (Wed)|
Bridgnorth Level 2 (Wed)
Broseley Short Walk
Broseley Long Walk
Broseley Long Walk
Chelmarsh Short Walk
|Ditton Priors Level 2-3|
Ditton Priors Level 2-3
|Much Wenlock Strollers, Steppers And Striders Walks|
Much Wenlock Steppers
Much Wenlock Strollers
Much Wenlock Striders
Meet at: Crown Car Park Next Steps Walks ( Grade 4) fast pace
Meet at: Crown Car Park, Albrighton Striders ( Grade 3) 1 hr 30 mins moderate pace
Meet at: Crown Car Park, Albrighton Strollers/Steppers (Grade 2/3) 1hr - 1 hr 15 mins slower pace
****Please note that for the 1st Wednesday of the month the Next Steps Grade 4 walks are piloting some 'away' walks, so please meet at the Crown Car park at the earlier time of 9.30 am to car share to the start point for these walks, which are taking place in the nearby area of Beckbury.
Meet at: The Three Horse Shoes, Church Road Alveley WV15 6NB (Grade 3 /4)
(*Additional short Grade 1 Strollers walk takes place on the 3rd Tuesday each month)
Meet at: Westgate Council Office Entrance (Grade 2 /3 )
Time: The walk leaves at 2 pm
Meet at: Outside Bridgnorth Community Centre, Low Town (Grade 2 /3 )
Time: The walk leaves at 10.30am
Meet at: Broseley Health Centre (Grades 2 & 3)
(*An additional Grade 4 Next Step Walk is on the first Wednesday of the month at 9.30am)
Meet at: Chelmarsh Village Hall (Grade 2) and (Next Steps Walk Grade 4)
Day: Monday (excluding bank holidays)
Meet at: Village Church (Grade 2 / 3)
Meet at: Inside the Severn Centre ( Grade 3)
Meet at: Inside the Severn Centre (Grade 2)
Meet at: The Square (Grades 1, 2 /3 & 3)
Time: 10.00am start
(*Next Step Grade 4 Walk is on the first Monday of the month at 9.30am)
WFH Volunteer Walk Leader Training - For details of the next VWLT course please call 0345 6789000 for further information.