Walk & Talk, a new free social walk for over 65s will begin later this month at two different locations in Shrewsbury.
The new Walk & Talk social events aim to bring people together and help encourage exercise as part of the new national EFL programme, Tackling Loneliness Together. We believe that they will help to keep our community active and connected and will take full advantage of our beautiful county’s landscape.
Health Activator Kate Lindley is excited to launch the project as another strand to our wider active ageing aims. “Our new Walk & Talk sessions aim to help people in two different ways. Of course they encourage people to get active and into the regular habit of walking, but we also hope they will provide a way to connect members of our community and spark new friendships. Since the sessions are free there is absolutely no reason to not come and give it a go!”
Walk & Talk meet-ups are completely free to attend and will initially take place on select Monday mornings throughout September to January, alternating between Love2Stay and Haughmond Hill near Shrewsbury. Participants are not required to register and will be able to simply turn up each week!
Love2Stay Walks – Shrewsbury, SY5 6QS (Meeting point at first carpark off the B4380)
Haughmond Hill Walks – Shrewsbury, SY4 4RP (Meeting point at Haughmond Hill Cafe)
All walks will meet at 10am ready for a 10:30am start
If you would like to register your interest or find our more information, please complete this form or call us on 01743 289 177 ext. 25. See below for some frequently asked questions.
Do I need to Register, or can I show up on the day?
Will I need any money?
What about Covid-19?
Are their toilets?
Yes, there are toilets available at both cafe sites.
How far is the walk?
What kind of shoes should I wear?
What if it is raining?
Can I bring a friend, family member, grandchild?