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  or assistance 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 Walk.
Departs from, The Column, Abbey Foregate.
Departs from, STOP Cafe, next to Greyfriars Bridge.
Departs from, Age UK, 3 Mardol Gardens, SY1 1PR.
Departs from, Shrewsbury Castle
Departs from, Main Quarry Park Gates.
Departs from, Frankwell Car Park (By the steps)
1:00
1:00
1:00
1:00
1:00
1:00
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
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
The Lantern
The Lantern
The Lantern - Short Walk
0:45
0:30

 

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 Walking for Health walk, Sutton Road, Shrewsbury SY2 6DL ♥♥ / ♥♥♥ Please note the start point for our weekly walk varies weekly, as we walk in various locations in the local area, so please check the details before you head out.  New walkers are warmly welcomed. Please contact Paula 07761575475, Jo  07787967071 or Barbara 07434488358 for more information, see the webpage for this walk, or refer to the poster in the Marden Medical Practice for full details of the walk programme.

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 ♥ / ♥♥ / ♥♥♥

 

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

 

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 - If you are interested in becoming a walk leader, please contact Helen Foxall, Helen.Foxall@shropshire.gov.uk if you would like to discuss the role, or contact Hannah Langford - Rhodes, hannah.langford-rhodes@shropshire.gov.uk for dates, details and booking form for the next Volunteer Walk Leader and Backmarker information days.

 

 

 

 

October 2018

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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Hanwood
10:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:45
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Age UK Walks
10:45
 
 
 
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Bicton Heath
10:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:45
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Age UK Walks
13:30
 
 
 
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Age UK Walks
10:30
 
Claremont Bank
10:30
 
Hanwood
10:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:45
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Age UK Walks
10:45
 
 
 
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Bicton Heath
10:00
 
Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:45
 
Ladies Only Walk
10:00
 
Abbots Wood, Monkmoor
13:30
 
Pontesbury
10:00
 
Age UK Walks
10:45
 
 
 
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Marden Medical Practice
10:30
 
The Lantern
10:45
 
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Helen Foxall
Walking Coordinator
01743 255059
Helen.Foxall@shropshire.gov.uk
  

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Pontesbury Walking for Health group raising money on a special walk for Prostate Cancer.