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.

Due to the nature of the group walks participants are encouraged NOT to bring dogs (except guide dogs) on Health Walks.

 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor (level 2)
Abbots Wood Monkmoor level 1
0:45
0:30
Age UK Walks
Age Uk
1:00
Bicton Heath
Bicton Heath
1:00
Bicton Heath Striders Away walks
Bicton Heath Striders Away walk
1:30
Claremont Bank
Claremont Bank
1:00
Hanwood
Hanwood
Hanwood (Short)
1:20
1:00
Haughmond Hill
Haughmond Hill Short Walk
Haughmond Hill
1:00
1:30
Ladies Only Walk
Ladies Only Walk
1:15
Marden Medical Practice
Marden Medical Practice
1:00
Pontesbury
Pontesbury
Pontesbury (Short Walk)
1:00
0:30
Saturday Morning Walks
Saturday Morning Walks
1:30
Shrewsbury Town - Extra Time
Shrewsbury Town - Extra Time
1:00
The Lantern
The Lantern
The Lantern - Short Walk
0:45
0:30
Tuesday Evening Walks
Tuesday Evening Walk
1:30

Monday

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

Tuesday

10.00 am   Bicton Heath, Bicton Heath Community Centre, Pensfold, Shrewsbury SY3 5HF ♥♥ (2nd & 4th Tuesday each month) 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 ♥♥ / ♥♥♥ (various local starting points. Please contact Paula 07761575475, Jo  07787967071 or Barbara 07434488358 for more information)

Thursday

10.00 am     Ladies only Walk - Meet at Riverside Shopping Centre (bottom of the steps to Frankwell footbridge) * please note the last Thursday each month is an away walk using public transport  ♥♥ /♥♥♥ 

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) * Please note there will be no walk on Fri 3rd March 2017 due to forestry work

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

Saturday Morning Walks in April 2017 (Walks last about 90 mins) ♥♥♥

Sat 8th April 10am - 1½ hr walk. Meet at the Frankwell Car park by the footbridge  SY3 8HQ

Sat 29th April 10am - 1½ hr walk. Meet at the Abbey Foregate Car Park, outside the Wildlife Trust SY2 6AH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY14NG on Wednesday 03rd May 2017. Please fill in the attached VWL application form or call 01743255059 for further information.

June 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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30
31
1
2
3
4
 
 
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Haughmond Hill
10:00
 
 
 
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Shrewsbury Town - Extra Time
10:00
 
Claremont Bank
10:30
 
Age UK Walks
13:00
 
Tuesday Evening Walks
18:00
 
Hanwood
10:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
 
Saturday Morning Walks
10:00
 
 
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13
14
15
16
17
18
 
Bicton Heath
10:00
 
Age UK Walks
13:00
 
Tuesday Evening Walks
18:00
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Haughmond Hill
10:30
 
 
 
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20
21
22
23
24
25
 
Claremont Bank
10:30
 
Age UK Walks
13:00
 
Tuesday Evening Walks
18:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
 
Saturday Morning Walks
10:00
 
 
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
 
Age UK Walks
13:00
 
Tuesday Evening Walks
18:00
 
The Lantern
10:30
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Liz Evans
Walking Coordinator
01743 255068
liz.evans@shropshire.gov.uk
Helen D'Albert
01743 255059
helen.d'albert@shropshire.gov.uk
  

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