Walking is a free physical activity that can benefit your physical, social and mental well-being just by stepping outside your house and appreciating the outdoors. There are country parks in Telford and many other locations with beauty and historical areas that make the walks more enjoyable.
Getting started is easy! You don’t need any special equipment and with the variety of free walks on offer, you will be able to choose a walk at a time to suit you. Each walk is run by qualified volunteer walk leader, normally 2 walk leaders per walk however smaller walks may only have 1. Each walk leader has completed a 1 day training course from Walking for Health and will make you very welcome.
Choose a walk close to your home unless you are happy to drive or take the bus. Choose a walk that you think you will be able to complete at ease as this will allow you to determine your comfort level and talk to the other walkers. Once you’ve completed a walk, chat to the walk leaders and ask them to suggest other walks that might be suitable for you. Build up to the longer, more demanding walks and discuss any worries with the walk leaders before you walk so they can make sure you will be comfortable.
If you are worried about joining the walk on your own, bring a friend, the kids or the dog! The walks are very sociable and most end in a cafe or hall for a hot drink and biscuit. Many walkers attend on their own and the walks are an ideal place to meet people and make new friends.
You can download our current programme of walks on our Website here
10:00am – LEEGOMERY, TF1 6NA
2.00pm – APLEY CASTLE PARK, TF1 6TH
From March 2nd 2020, the meeting place will revert to Peregrine Way, near the iron horse gate.