Get Telford Walking returns
Get Telford Walking is back with a special week-long event suitable for anybody looking to socialise and exercise on long or short walks.
This year's event will take place between 16 and 22 May, with several strolls starting and finishing in many places throughout Telford and Wrekin.
Between 16 and 20 May, people are encouraged to attend some of the walks that take place every week in the borough.
Two special days packed with over 30 different walks people can join will be taking place on Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May.
The Saturday will have several short circular walks starting at community centres across the borough.
On Sunday, the week will culminate with a group of walks exploring parts of the 'Telford T50' 50 mile trail and ending in Telford Town Park.
There will be free drinks for people on the Saturday and Sunday walks, those who come on the Sunday walks will be given free fruit and a certificate for taking part.
Cllr Kelly Middleton, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Public Health and Wellbeing, Equalities and Partnerships (Labour), said:
"Whether you're looking for a long walk or a short one, there's something for everybody this year.
"A walk isn't just good for physical health, it can do a lot to boost your wellbeing as it gets you out the house and socialising with others.
"It is great to see this event return after the pandemic. The local volunteers putting on this event are so passionate, and we are delighted to support them with their work. They make a massive difference in making our borough a great place to live.
"So put on your walking shoes and come join us for some fun outdoor activity. We hope to see you there!
Dag Saunders, Chair of The Friends of the ‘Telford T50’ 50 mile trail said:
"Telford and Wrekin has so many beautiful walks and green spaces it's just ideal for walking.
"Going for a stroll is a great way to discover new places and get out in the fresh air with friends – it’s a lot of fun.
"There are short walks, long walks and accessible ones too. With so many walks on, people have plenty of opportunities to find the right stroll for them at Get Telford Walking this year."
People who want to attend can search online for Get Telford Walking to find out when walks are happening.
There is no need to book ahead to attend any of these walks you can notify the volunteers of your plan to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools across Telford will be participating in walk to school week from May 16th - 20th, including activities such as park & strides, walking buses and activities in the classroom.
To find out more, ask your child’s school how they will be taking part or search online for “Walk To School Week 2022.”