Kidderminster Stride & Stroll
Kidderminster Stride and Stroll. An organised group dedicated to improve the health and well being of its participants by walking safely, comfortably within a happy social atmosphere. We organise Health Walks every Thursday of 30 to 45 miins. Every Saturday throughout the year we organise 5 Progression walks ranging from 3 miles up to 6.5 miles lasting approxiamately 2 hours so that all can take part. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders, with no fees to pay. Arrive early to register and enjoy the experience, with one of the biggest groups in the Midlands. More information is available on the website shown in "OUR WALKS section.
|Walk name||Route options available||Length (hours)|
|Bewdley - Gardners Meadow Short Walk|
Bewdley - Gardners Meadow Short Walk
|Brinton Park Short Walk|
Brinton Park Short Walk
|Chaddesley Corbett Short Walk|
Chaddesley Corbett Short Walk
|Enville - Short Walk|
Enville - Short Walk
|Hartlebury Castle Short Walk|
Walk Option 1
|Harvington Hall Short Walk|
Harvington Hall Short Walk
|Stourport - Short Walk|
Stourport - Short Walk
|Wolverley Short Walk|
Wolverley Short Walk
WALKING FOR HEALTH WALKS
These are supported by Ramblers and Mcmillan Cancer Support, under the National Walking for Health initiative. Our Health walks meet every Thursday at 11:00 or 11:15 am depending the on walk at one of 7 locations in and around Wyre Forest district. Check our website for walk details. www.strideandstroll.org.uk They are intended for everyone including those with on-going health problems. Many of our members start walking for 10 minutes at a speed they find comfortable, with the aim of eventually walking for 30 to 45 minutes on a regular basis. Why not come along and find how far you can walk when you are chatting to someone. An equally important part of the morning is the equivalent amount of time spent over a cup of tea or coffee afterwards. Walks are on level ground with good surfaces and often wheelchair friendly.
SATURDAY PROGRESSION WALKS
These are part of the Worcestershire Walking Network supported by Worcestershire County Council. They start at 10:30 am at locations mainly within a 10 mile radius of Kidderminster. If you can walk 3 miles across country and over stiles then you will manage our D group. For more able walkers the choice is up to 6 miles with the A group; up to 5.25 miles with the A/B group; up to 5 miles with the B group and up to 4.5 miles with the C group. All walks last about 2 hours. Be sure to choose carefully which group you want to go with, if unsure phone our mobile number for some helpfull advice. Stout footwear and suitable clothing are essential to suit the seasonal conditions.
Why not explore your local countryside, see it from a completely different perspective, get healthier in the process and gain a whole new circle of friends.
See "Downloadable documents" below for details of our current programme.
So ... if you fancy taking some 'moderate exercise' or simply want to enjoy a 'social stroll' why not come along and try us out. It's fun, it's healthy and it's FREE.
Some of the walks can involve rough terrain with steep slopes. In inclement weather participants on these walks are asked to be aware of the following conditions.
Waterproofs should be worn and spare dry clothing should be carried in your rucksack.
Walking boots are recommended, or strong shoes in the summer.
Walk leaders will be entitled to refuse participants on a walk if the leader judges that the person concerned is not fit or adequately clothed or equipped or on health grounds, for the walk concerned.
Leaders retain the right to vary the walk if conditions so dictate.
Walkers safety is their own responsibility
Young people and vulnerable adults should be accompanied by a responsible adult/carer.
Dogs must be kept under control at all times, they must be on a lead. Dogs may not be allowed on open access land (Except on public rights of way).
Supported by the Worcestershire Walking Network.