South Shropshire Walking for Health

About Us

We have a range of walks of various grades and lengths to suit different ability levels. 

There are weekly, fortnightly and monthly guided walks led by qualified walk leaders which run from the following locations in the South Shropshire area:

Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms, Clun, Ludlow, Ashford Carbonel, Clee Hill and Bishop's Castle.

Our walks are suitable for nearly everyone, regardless of age or ability. They are a great way to enjoy being outdoors, meet new people, make friends and have lots of fun!

You will be asked to complete a short health questionnaire before your first health walk. Physical activity can help improve many medical conditions, but please check with your doctor first if you are not sure of the affects of activity on your condition.

 

Walking for Health walks are graded 1, 2 and 3.

GRADING

Grade 1: suitable for people who have not walked much before, are looking to be more active, or are returning from injury or illness. They are up to 30 minutes on flat ground or gentle slopes with mainly firm surfaces and no steps or stiles.

Grade 2: suitable for people who are looking to increase their activity levels. They are between 30 - 60 minutes and may include some moderate slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and possibly stiles.

Grade 3: suitable for people looking for more challenging walks and increasing their level of physical activity. They are generally 45 – 90 minutes and may include steeper slopes, steps, uneven surfaces and stiles.

 

 

We also run several Next Steps walks which are longer walks (up to approx. 2 hours) and act as a progression  from the WFH walks for those who are ready for a longer and more challenging walk.

Grading for Next Step Walks :

Grade 4,  Next Steps walks -  Countryside walks of up to approx. 2 hours.  

They are often off road and involve hills. Some of the walks will have some steeper gradients, stiles and sometimes a faster pace. Please refer to the individual walk information or contact the Walking Coordinator for more details.

Next Step walks are not part of the Walking for Health scheme but  as with the WFH walks they too are led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders.

 

Our Walks

Walk name Route options available Length (hours)
Church Stretton Wednesday G1: 11.00 am
1 Heart Wednesdays (Mayfair)
0:30
Church Stretton Wednesday G3: 10.30am
2-3 Heart - Wednesdays 10.30am (Mayfair)
1:00
Bishop's Castle
Bishop'S Castle
1:00
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
1:00
Clee Hill
Clee Hill
1:00
Cleobury Mortimer
Cleobury Mortimer
1:00
Clun
Clun
1:00
Craven Arms
Craven Arms Millmead
1:00
Ludlow Ashford Carbonel
Ludlow L2 Ashford Carbonell Thursdays
1:00
Ludlow Library
Ludlow L1 Library
0:40

*Please note that the walks do not take place on Bank Holidays

 

Church Stretton

Meet at the Mayfair Community Centre, Easthope Road, SY6 6BL. Tel. 01694 722077

Grade 1 - 11am every Wednesday, 10-30 minutes 

Grade 2 - 10.30 am every Thursday, 30-60 minutes

Grade 3 - 10.30am every Wednesday,  45-90 minutes 

 

Cleobury Mortimer 

Grade 1/ 2 and 3 - meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. For a walk of 30-60 mins duration.  Meet at the Sports and Fitness Centre, Love Lane, Cleobury Mortimer.  DY14 8PE for a 10 am start; (March - November).

The group returns to the Sports Centre after the walk for tea and coffee which is kindly supplied by Lacon Childes School.

 

Craven Arms 

Grade 1 / 2  - Meet inside the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, SY7 9RS - 10.30 am Every Wednesday . We walk on  routes in and around the town, and in areas such as Onny Meadows - please wear comfortable flat shoes with a good grip. There is the opportunity to buy a dring at the cafe after the walk and continue chatting,( there is a loyalty card at the cafe and after buying your 9th hot drink you can get the 10th one free!) Gentle pace walk 30-60 min duration.

 

Clun

We meet at The Maltings Tearoom, High Street, Clun SY7 8JB 

Grade 1 / 2 - 10.30am every Tuesday. Walkers return to the tearoom after the walk for those who wish to buy a drink and continue to socialise.  Gentle pace 30-60 min walk.

 

Ludlow

Grade 1 / 2 - every  Monday 12.45 pm  ( except Bank Holidays). Meet at Ludlow Library and finish at the Ludlow Foyer, where there is lunch for those who wish to ( there is a small charge for the lunch- payable on the day of the walk - no need to book in advance,  just come along to the walk). ****Please  note the meeting point for this walk has recently moved to Ludlow Library as of Monday 6th February 2017.  Please meet inside the Library and the walk will leave from their at 12.45. The Library's address is 7 Parkway, Ludlow SY8 2PG.

 

Ashford Carbonel

Grade 2 - Thursdays, 2pm. Fortnightly... 22nd Dec, 5th jan, 19th Jan and so on..... Meet at Ashford Carbonel Village Hall, SY8 4DB and return to the village hall to buy a cup of tea at the village teaclub if you wish. Call 01584 876819 for more information. 

 

Clee Hill

Grade 1 / 2 - Wednesdays, 11.00 am. Weekly... Meet in the community room of the Three Crosses Centre, Clee Hill SY8 3PA. 30- 60 min walk.

 

Bishops Castle

Grade 1 / 2 -  every Monday  10.30 am.  Meet at Enterprise House SY9 5AQ. Walks centre on the lower part of the town, avoiding the steep main street hill. For anyone who wishes to there is also the opportunity to meet up after the walk at a local cafe, buy a drink and continue chatting. 30-60 min walk.

 

Next Steps Walks:

 

​Church Stretton

Meet at Mayfair Community Centre, Easthope Road, Church Stretton SY6 6BL, tel: 01694 722077

Grade 4 , Next steps Countryside walk- Tuesday 10.30am - off road, hills, steeper gradients, stiles, faster pace. Approx. 2 hours.

Grade 4 , Next steps Countryside walk- Friday 10.30 am - off road, modest pace, some stiles, hills. Up to 2 hours.

Grade 4, Next Steps Countryside walk - Friday 10.30 am - off road, goes at a slightly slower pace than the other Friday walk, may be stiles and some hills,  90 mins - 2 hours.

 

Ludlow

Grade 4, Next steps Countryside walk - Wednesday, 10.00am Fortnightly  .... 7th December, 21st December, 4th January and so on.... 2 hour walk, off road, some hills and may be some stiles. Walks are monthly over the Winter.  Meet at Upper Fee Community Room, Ludlow SY8 1PS, call 07813494198 or 01584 879344 for more information.

 

 

Walking for Health Walks are:

FREE!

No Booking necessary - just turn up.

Led by trained walk leaders.

In small groups.

Walking for Health walks incorporate fairly gentle walks - perfect if you are recovering from illness

A great chance to meet people and make friends.

Different walks for different abilities.

Walking for Health walks at  your pace so you'll never get left behind or be too slow.

Friendly and welcoming    

Next Steps Walks:

 Are also Free,  friendly and welcoming and there is no need to book .They too are led by qualified walk leaders.

For both Walking for Health and Next Step walks:

You will be asked to complete a short health check questionnaire before your first walk with us, so best to turn up 10 minutes early to complete this and to meet the walk leader.

 

We look forward to seeing you!

November 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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31
1
2
3
4
5
 
 
Cleobury Mortimer
10:00
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G3: 10.30am
10:30
 
Craven Arms
10:30
 
Clee Hill
11:00
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G1: 11.00 am
11:00
 
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
10:30
 
 
 
 
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Bishop's Castle
10:30
 
Ludlow Library
12:45
 
Clun
10:30
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G3: 10.30am
10:30
 
Craven Arms
10:30
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G1: 11.00 am
11:00
 
Clee Hill
11:00
 
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
10:30
 
Ludlow Ashford Carbonel
14:00
 
 
 
 
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Bishop's Castle
10:30
 
Ludlow Library
12:45
 
Clun
10:30
 
Cleobury Mortimer
10:00
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G3: 10.30am
10:30
 
Craven Arms
10:30
 
Clee Hill
11:00
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G1: 11.00 am
11:00
 
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
10:30
 
 
 
 
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Bishop's Castle
10:30
 
Ludlow Library
12:45
 
Clun
10:30
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G3: 10.30am
10:30
 
Craven Arms
10:30
 
Clee Hill
11:00
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G1: 11.00 am
11:00
 
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
10:30
 
Ludlow Ashford Carbonel
14:00
 
 
 
 
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Bishop's Castle
10:30
 
Ludlow Library
12:45
 
Clun
10:30
 
Craven Arms
10:30
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G3: 10.30am
10:30
 
Church Stretton Wednesday G1: 11.00 am
11:00
 
Clee Hill
11:00
 
Church Stretton Thursday G2: 10.30am
10:30
 
 
 
 

Contacts

Helen Foxall
South Shropshire Walking Coordinator
01743 255059
helen.foxall@shropshire.gov.uk
Liz Evans
01743 255068
liz.evans@shropshire.gov.uk
  

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