Annual General meeting 29th September 2017 – update

Harry Hall being Presented with Alf Clews Shield

We held are 4th AGM on the 29th September and the UCT, Telford Centre. The event started with a talk on the Limestone  mining in and around Lilleshall given by David Adams and the business end started. Steve Shaw acting chairman, thanks all the committee, walk leaders for their support and Tom Coward, for helping us to build our new website.

Harry Hall received the Alf Clews Shield award for all his dedication to Walkabout Wrekin over the past years. Tessa Tyson was presented with her Walk Leaders Certificate for successfully completing her walk leader training. Tessa leads the Leegomery walk, so why no join her?

A vote was taken on changing the name to Walking for Health ?????, with the committee being allowed to choose the final name. This would reflect the nature of our walks as some people including local Doctors, think that we walk up the Wrekin!!! So watch this space for name changes!

The event was then followed by a walk around Town Park

Tessa Tyson being presented with Certificate

Afternoon Walk

Walk Leader Training Day 12th October 2017

Our next Walk Leader training day will be on the 12th October 2017. Are you interested in becoming a walk leader?

  • Have a great enthusiasm for walking and Walking for Health’s vision of everyone having access to a short, free and friendly walk
  • Be prepared to lead health walks in line with best practise procedures (covered in walk leader training)
  • Commitment to lead walks for recognised Walking for Health walks only
  • Be physically able to assist / lead in the delivery of health walks (this can include being a back, middle or front walk leader)
  • Be happy to stay in touch with your local scheme for updates / refreshers when required
  • Open minded, willing to support a diverse range of people by supporting people to become more active through walking.
  • Be over 18, in line with our safeguarding policy

If this is you then please contact the training team on [email protected]

or telephone 07512123995 for full details


Two new Level 1 walks added to our programme

We will  be running two new Level 1 walks in conjunction with Wrekin Housing Trust  from their Apley Court and Morton Court sites. The walks are open to  members of the public as well as the residents as part of the Walk2Bwell scheme . The walks are every other Thursday and you will need to contact Kath Stevens on 0781 651 0362 or Julie Weaver on 0781 651 0444 to check the exact date. All walks start at 10.15am, there will be refreshments available.

New – Level 1 walk from Madeley Doctors Practice

We have been asked by Court Street Medical Practice in Madeley to organise a weekly Level 1 walk for them on a Wednesday starting at 2.00pm on the 5th April 2017 . This walk will be open to non patients as well.
Level 1 walks are no more than 30 minutes long and slower pace as they are starter walks to begin to build up peoples fitness. If you feel this is the walk for you  then come along and join us.
No special equipment is required just sensible shoes/trainers.

First Steps for those taking up walking starting in April 2017

Starting from the 1st April.we are going to be promoting our Level 1 walks, no more than 30 minutes gentle walk, no inclines etc. all led by a trained Walk Leader.
They are ideal for people just starting to walk for the first time, getting over an illness or who have not walk for awhile, any one who needs a gentle start.
The walks are held weekly from :-
Donnington Wood –  Tuesday -ASDA ( by Click and Collect) at 10.30 am
Stirchley – Tuesday 2.00pm starting from out side the library
Wellington – Wednesday 2.00pm from Wellington Leisure Centre
Telford Town Park – Thursday 2.00pm Meeting Point House
Shawbirch – Friday 10.15am from Shawbirch Medical Centre
All you need to do is arrive 15 minutes before the walk starts, speak to the walk leader, wear comfortable shoes and clothes suitable for the weather.
If you are unsure, why not come along and give it a try , it only needs one step!

Walk Leading and Back Marking Training- 27th April 2017

Our next FREE Walk Leader and Back Marker Training will  be on the 27th April 2017 at Meeting Point House , Telford Centre from 10.00am to 4.00pm .

We are looking for volunteers who can offer about 2 hours per month to support and help out on our walks which are held throughout Telford. Our walks are designed to enable people to increase their physical health and wellbeing by walking. Our walks last for no more than 90 minutes.

If you would like more details then please contact the training team  at [email protected]


Julie wins Pride of Shropshire Environmental Award!

Congratulations to Julie Burroughs, one of our walk leaders, who has won the Shropshire Star, Pride of Shropshire Environmental award for her work with Shropshire Wildlife Trust. She is on the extreme left of this picture. Julie leads the Apley Castle  walk  held on a Monday at 2.00pm why not come along and join her.

Apley walkers

Julie with some of her walkers


The Festival of Winter Walks

winterBritain’s biggest winter walking festival is back and everyone’s invited. It’s a great opportunity to get you and your friends walking with Walking for Health exploring Britain’s wintry landscapes. The festival will run from 17 December 2016 to 8 January 2017  . Walkabout Wrekin are part of this festival so check out which walk you would like to attend by looking at our Walks page. We will also be organising a walk of December 27th from the ASDA Donnington Wood, starting at 10.15am if you fancy walking off all the Christmas  excess! Look forward to seeing you there.

Chris Turley – Walk Leader Certificate

Congratulations to Chris Turley, who has recently completed his Walk Leader Training and been awarded with his Walk Leader Certificate, clipboard and pen! Look forward to seeing you leading some of the walks Chris, well done.