Best Foot Forward - Wyre Forest

About Us

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.

Walk Levels/Grades

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

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Bewdley
Bewdley Riverside
1:15
Lock Inn
Lock Inn Evening Walk
Lock Inn Winter Afternoons
1:15
1:15
Stourport
Stourport Riverside
1:15
Stourport Monthly Short Walk
Stourport Monthly Short Walk
0:30

Bewdley Walk (Grade 2 walk) Health Walk
Every Tuesday (75-90 minutes starting @1pm)
Meet at Dog Lane Car Park, Bewdley 
(Car parking charges apply)

Stourport  Walk (Grade 2 Health Walk)
Every Wednesday (75-90 minutes starting @ 2pm )
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 starting @ 2.30pm) Every Thursday in summer Last week of MARCH to end of SEPTEMBER  (starting @ 6pm )
Meet at the Lock Inn car park, Wolverley for a walk of 75-90 minutes

Springfield Park Walk (Grade 2-3 Health Walk)
Every Saturday (120 minutes starting @10am but with a refreshment break in the middle)
Meet at Springfield Park car park

Monthly Stourport Short Health Walk (Grade 1 Health Walk)

2nd Wednesday of the month (30-60 minutes starting @ 2pm) 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)

 

Our Events

Apr 7th, Meet at 10am at the Wharf  Pub, Stourport                                                                              DY13 9EN  SO 810 710

May 5th, Meet at 10 am  in The Swan car Park, Chaddersley Corbett                                                   DY10 4SD  SO 893 738

Jun 2nd, Meet at 10 am in the Hampton Loade NT Car Park                                                                 WV15 6HD SO 747 865

Jul 7th, Meet at 10 am at The Holt Fleet, Holt Fleet                                                                                DY6 6NL  SO 824 633

Aug 4th, Meet at 10 am Gardners Meadow Car Park, Bewdley                                                              DY12 2DU  SO 799 751

Sept 1st, Meet at 10 am The Bay Horse, Stourport                                                                                 DY13 9JA  SO 824 715

Oct 6th, Meet at 10 am The New Inn, Shrawley                                                                                       WR6 6TE  SO 798 662

June 2018

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Bewdley
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Stourport
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Lock Inn
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Bewdley
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Stourport
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Stourport Monthly Short Walk
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Lock Inn
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Contacts

Janet
Secretary
07752261533
Cath or Alan
07918130637
  

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