Discover the benefits of exercising in nature with Green Spaces Are Go

Telford and Wrekin residents are invited to embrace the outdoors and step into the borough's newly invigorated green spaces as part of Telford & Wrekin Council's "Green Spaces Are Go" campaign.

Discover the benefits of exercising in nature with Green Spaces Are Go

Throughout the year, a series of captivating activity-themed events and improvements will take place in the borough to help people discover their 'green mover' spirit.

The campaign aims to illuminate the powerful connection between exercising in nature and the boost to wellbeing it can give.

Through Green Spaces Are Go, the council is investing in new geocaching trails, nocturnal bat walks utilising state-of-the-art detection equipment, and nature-infused cycling lessons. 

The council has also given various not-for-profit organisations grants to fund several inspiring projects to help spark people's fitness journey.

People will have the chance to immerse themselves in a myriad of activities ranging from archery, outdoor pursuits, hands-on conservation work, orienteering, football, Tai Chi, 'Parkour', and expertly guided sessions at several outdoor gyms.

There are so many activities that there is something for all ages and abilities, certain activities are tailor-made for children and young people, for families and for individuals.

Cllr Kelly Middleton (Lab), the Cabinet Member for Healthy, Safer & Stronger Communities and Partnerships, said:

"Exercising in nature can boost wellbeing, reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and promote happiness.

"Telford and Wrekin boasts 23 nature reserves and over 300 green guarantee sites, all free and available to anyone. 

"By funding these events and improvements, we wish to spotlight our green spaces and the difference they can make to people's wellbeing.

"Whether you make it to an event or not, Telford and Wrekin is the perfect place for green space exercising."

Find out more about the benefits of exercising in a green space and find an event near you by visiting: