Shrewsbury - Walking for Health

About Us

Walking in a group is a great way to start walking and to stay motivated. You’ll make friends, have fun and discover new places to walk in Shrewsbury as well as improving your health and fitness.

Walk Grades

♥  Strollers  - Gentle pace, few or no gradients, easy terrain, up to 30 mins.

♥♥  Steppers - Possible gradients, varying terrain, up to 60 mins.

♥♥♥ Striders - Reasonably demanding off road walks. Some challenging terrain, up to 90 mins.

New walkers are welcome to attend any of the walks. Please arrive early for your first walk to complete a Walker Registration Form. Please wear appropriate footwear and dress according to the weather. New walkers with a medical condition are advised to seek advice from their GP/Practice Nurse prior to starting with a walking group. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Our Walks

Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible
Refreshments available
Rest stop available
Car parking nearby
0:45
0:30
Age Uk
Refreshments available
Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby
1:00
Bicton Heath
Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby
1:00
Claremont Bank
Toilets
Refreshments available
Rest stop available
Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby
1:00
Hanwood
Uneven ground
Some inclines
May be muddy
Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby
1:20
1:00
Haughmond Hill
Toilets
Uneven ground
Some inclines
May be muddy
Refreshments available
Rest stop available
Car parking nearby
1:00
1:30
Ladies Only Walk
Some inclines
Refreshments available
Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby
1:15
Marden Medical Practice
Uneven ground
Some inclines
May be muddy
Refreshments available
Public transport accessible
1:00
Pontesbury
Toilets
Uneven ground
Some inclines
May be muddy
Refreshments available
Public transport accessible
1:00
0:30
Saturday Morning Walks
Uneven ground
Some inclines
May be muddy
Car parking nearby
1:30
Shrewsbury Town - Extra Time
Toilets
Refreshments available
Car parking nearby
1:00
The Lantern
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible
Refreshments available
Rest stop available
Public transport accessible
Car parking nearby
0:45
0:30
Tuesday Evening Walk
Uneven ground
Some inclines
May be muddy
Car parking nearby
1:30

Monday

10.00 am  Shrewsbury Town Extra Time, Power League building, Oteley Road,  SY2 6ST ♥♥ (2nd & 4th Monday each month)

Tuesday

 New Walk 10.00 am   Bicton Heath, Bicton Heath Community Centre, Pensfold, Shrewsbury SY3 5HF ♥♥ this is a new walk. Taster session will be held on the 12th & 26th May and the 9th & 23rd June. Walks will last about 1 hr.  

10.30 am   Claremont Bank, Claremont Bank Surgery, Shrewsbury SY11RL ♥ / ♥♥ (1st & 3rd Tuesday each month)

Wednesday

10.00 am    Hanwood, Hanwood Village Hall ♥♥ / ♥♥♥  (1st and 3rd Wednesday each month)

10.30 am    The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Harlescott, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG ♥ / ♥♥

10.30 am     Marden Medical Practice, Sutton Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6DL ♥♥ / ♥♥♥

Thursday

10.00 am     Ladies only Walk, St Nicholas Spa & Cafe Bar, Castle Street (Converted church next to the Castle)SY12BQ ♥♥ /♥♥♥   (On the last Thurday each month the Group meet at Shrewsbury Bus Station for an 'away' walk)

1. 30  pm     Abbots Wood Day Centre, Eskdale Road, Monkmoor SY2 5UD  ♥ / ♥♥ / ♥♥♥

Friday

10.00 am      Pontesbury Medical Practice, Pontesbury SY5 0RF ♥ / ♥♥ / ♥♥♥

10.30 am      Haughmond Hill, Car Park outside PineTops cafe SY4 4PW ♥♥/♥♥♥  (1st & 3rd Friday each month)

AGE UK Walks - Living well activities for people over 55♥♥ . Regular health 60 min health walks by Age UK. Various start points in Shrewsbury. For more information please see the attached Age UK walks poster or call Susan on 01743 233123 ext 225

Severn Side Housing - Severnside have regular ♥ level 1 walks (30 mins) from Longleat Close, Minsterely, West View, Ford and Forest Way, Monkmoor. For more information please contact Edge Abboh ejiro.abboh@SevernsideHousing.co.uk

Tuesday Evening Walks in July 2015 (walks last about 90 mins) ♥♥♥

Tue 7th July 6pm - 1 ½ hr circular walk. Meet in Abbey Foregate Car park at the entrance to the Wildlife Trust SY26AH

Tue 14th July 6pm - 1 ½ hr circular walk. Meet outside the shops on Conway Drive Monkmoor SY25UA.

Tue 21st July 6pm - 1 ½ hr circular walk. Meet outside Pine Tops Cafe in the Main Car Park at Haughmond Hill.

Tue 28th July 6pm - 1 ½ hr circular walk. Meet at Louise House on Roman Road SY39JN.

Shrewsbury Saturday Morning Walks in July 2015 (Walks last about 90 mins) ♥♥♥

Sat 11th July 10am - 1 ½ hr circular walk. Meet at the entrance to the Shrewsbury Sports Village Sundorne Road SY14RQ

Sat 25th July 10am - 1 ¾ hr circular walk. Meet in Frankwell Car park by the Footbridge SY38HR

Please wear appropriate footwear with a good grip (paths may be muddy) and dress suitably for the weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

Our Events

Volunteer Walk Leader Training - The next VWLT course will be held at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Friday 21st August 2015. Please fill in the attached VWL application form or call 01743255059 for further information.

July 2015

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Hanwood
10:00
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Haughmond Hill
10:30
 
 
 
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7
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12
 
Claremont Bank
10:30
 
Tuesday Evening Walk
18:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Saturday Morning Walks
10:00
 
 
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19
Shrewsbury Town - Extra Time
10:00
 
Bicton Heath
10:00
 
Tuesday Evening Walk
18:00
 
Hanwood
10:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Haughmond Hill
10:30
 
 
 
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26
 
Claremont Bank
10:30
 
Tuesday Evening Walk
18:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Saturday Morning Walks
10:00
 
 
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28
29
30
31
1
2
Shrewsbury Town - Extra Time
10:00
 
Bicton Heath
10:00
 
Tuesday Evening Walk
18:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
 
 

Contacts

Mick Dunn
Walking Coordinator
01743255059
mick.dunn@shropshire.gov.uk
  

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