Walking is fun, free and can be done anytime, anywhere. You don’t need any fancy equipment and there aren’t any joining fees.
In fact, walking in the great outdoors has been proven to have positive effects on many aspects of our health, such as reducing stress or improving mental wellbeing.
Walking for Health encourages you to enjoy your local natural spaces and benefit your health by taking part in organised health walks. Founded by Natural England, the initiative aims to support people, particularly those who take little exercise, to do regular short walks in their communities.
There are a number of Walking for Health groups across Shropshire, varying in intensity to make them accessible for all. Walks are led by dedicated volunteer walk leaders who are trained to lead walks safely and efficiently.
There is currently Walking for Health provision in:
- North Shropshire
- Shrewsbury & Atcham
- South Shropshire
Joining your local group
Please arrive ten minutes prior to the start of the walk; anyone can turn up and join in, all you need is comfortable footwear!
For more information on ‘Walking for Health’ groups in your area please contact the Countryside Access Team.