Best Foot Forward - Wyre Forest
Best Foot Forward offers a selection of weekly walks within the Wyre Forest District. Best Foot Forward is accredited by Walking for Health and aims to increase physical activity throughout the district.
The walks are easy country and town walks designed to allow you to develop a regular walking habit to improve health, meet new people and become part of a social group with similar intentions.
All you need to do is turn up with suitable clothing to match the days weather conditions. Each walk lasts approx. 75 minutes.The distance covered could be anywhere between 2 miles to 3 miles.
Shorter walks of 30-60 minutes are also offered and BFF recommend the opportunity to walk at Stourport Sports Club on their track, Wednesday at 10.30, where you can easily and safely walk and build up your fitness on a flat surface, where you can count your laps as your fitness improves. Walking from 15 - 60 miinutes.. This is run by WFDC, not WfH and charges may apply.
BFF also offer progression walks of approximately 5 miles on the first Saturday of the month and during a weekday of the 3rd week of each month. Again they are not part of walking for health.
Walking for Health 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 30-60 minutes on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces and no steps or stiles.
Walking for Health grade 2 walk – suitable for people who are looking to increase their activity levels. They are approx. 75 -90minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.
Progression Walks (2 – 3 hours) These walks are not considered as Health Walks as they are longer and the routes may include slopes and stiles which makes them more arduous. These longer walks are called Progression walks and are covered by Worcestershire County Council as part of the Worcestershire Walking Network.
Distance: Up to 5 miles
Suitable for: People who regularly walk in the countryside or who have taken part in health walks for a prolonged period of time.
Walks are: More demanding than a health walk. Terrain at times will be uneven and steep. Stiles are likely to be encountered. These longer progression walks are not part of Walking for Heath.
Dogs are welcome on all walks, but please keep them under control and on a short lead. We are a none smoking group
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
Lock Inn Evening Walk
Lock Inn Winter Afternoons
|Stourport Monthly Short Walk|
Stourport Monthly Short Walk
Bewdley Walk (Grade 2 walk) Health Walk
Every Tuesday (75-90 minutes starting 12.50 for 1pm start)
Meet at Dog Lane Car Park, Bewdley
(Car parking charges apply)
Bewdley Short Walk (grade 1-2 walk) Health walk
Every Tuesday (60 minutes from 12.50 for 1pm start)
Meet in Dog Lane Car Park (Parking Charges Apply)
Stourport Walk (Grade 2 Health Walk)
Every Wednesday (75-90 minutes 13. 50 to start @ 14.00 )
Meet at Lidl Car Park, Stourport
Lock Inn Walk (Grade 2 Health Walk)
Every Thursday in winter OCT to last week in MARCH (75 minutes 14.20 for 14.30pm start) Every Thursday in summer Last week of MARCH to end of SEPTEMBER (17.50 for 18.00pm start)
Meet at the Lock Inn car park, Wolverley for a walk of 75-90 minutes
Springfield Park Walk (Grade 2-3 Walk) Not Walking for Health
Every Saturday (120 minutes from 9.50 for10am start but with a refreshment break in the middle)
Meet at Springfield Park car park
Stourport Short Health Walk (Grade 1 Health Walk)
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month (30-60 minutes 13.50 for 2pm start) Meet in Lidl car park
Progression Walks Grade 3 walks (not walking for health walks, but they are covered by Worcestershire Walking Network)
Every 1st Saturday of the month from differing starting points. (Please see current leaflet for details)
Every 3rd Week of the month a Midweek long walk will take place, with the day and start point rotating (details below and in our current leaflet)
Oct 5th, Meet at 9.50 for 10.00 am start fom The New Inn, Shrawley WR6 6TE SO 798 662
Nov 2nd, Meet at 9.50 for 10.00 am start from Cleobury Mortimer Church DY14 8BS SO 674 758
Dec 7th, Meet at 9.50 for 10am start from Severn Valley Country Park WV15 6NG SO 760 841
Wed Jan 1st NYD) Meet at 10.50 for 11 am start from The Lock Inn, Wolverley DY10 3RN SO 802 774
Feb 1st Meet at Load St. Bus Stop, Bewdley 9.45 for 9.55 bus (125) to Button Oak DY12 2EF SO 785 754
Mar 7th Meet at 9.50 for 10 am start in Habberley Valley Car Park DY11 5RD SO 802 774
4th Meet at 9.50 for 10am start from The Angel Pub, Stourport DY13 9Ew SO 811 710
Miid-Week Progression Walks
Tuesday Oct 15th Meet at 12.50 for 1 pm (for 2-3 hrs) In Bewdley, Dog Lane Car Park
Wednesday Nov 20th Meet at 1.50 for 2pm (for 2-3 hrs) In Stourport, Lidl Car Park
Thursday Dec 20th There will be no walk today due to poor light
Tuesday Jan 21st Meet at 12.50 for 1 pm (for 2-3 hrs) In Bewdley Dog Lane Car Park
Wednesday Feb 19th Meet at 1.50 for 2pm (for 2-3 hrs) In Stourport, Lidl Car Park
Thursday Mar 19th Meet at 2.20 for 2.30pm (for 2-3 hrs) In Wolverley’s Lock Inn Car Park