Ideas to get you started...
It’s never too late to learn to cycle, with free training available to Wyre Forest residents aged 16+. Plan your route with our free Wyre Forest Cycle Map, find out about off-road public cycling at Stourport Sports Club, or look out for cycling activities organised for Bewdley Bike Week.
Activities for Older People
From yoga and pilates to belly dancing and drumming, our Activities for Older People booklet includes details of a wide range of activities taking place throughout the district. The local Sports Partnership website has advice on Active Ageing and details of local Strength and Balance classes aimed at people who feel unsteady on their feet or have had a fall.
Browse our Sports Development pages for ideas to help you keep fit and for info on sports sessions, clubs, facilities and events throughout the Wyre Forest area.
A range of activities are on offer in Wyre Forest for people with physical or learning disabilities, including swimming, dance, bowls, muliti-sports and Wheels for All cycling sessions.
Parks / Wyre Forest
Visit your local park or green space. WFDC is always on the look out for conservation volunteers to help look after our fantastic local nature reserves. Some of our reserves also have fitness trails.
Download an app on your smart phone to help keep you motivated. The Active 10 App encourages you to take a brisk walk in blocks of at least 10 minutes. If you’re looking to get into running, try the Couch to 5k App.
Change 4 Life
Get active with the kids or grandkids. Children need to be active for 60 minutes a day. Check out Change 4 Life for lots of ‘ten minute shake up’ ideas; you can also sign up if you wish for ideas and inspiration throughout the year.
Watching your weight?
If you’re getting more active in a bid to lose weight, developing healthier eating habits may help you too. The NHS One You website has info on healthy weight loss , eating and drinking
Passport to Leisure scheme
Passport to Leisure is a discounted scheme for any Wyre Forest resident, regardless of age, who meets the eligibility criteria. More information at http://www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/things-to-see-do-and-visit/sports.aspx
Saturday 12th May, 2- 4pm
Guided Forage Walk
Join the Friends of Bishop’s Wood and Bewdley Transition for a local forage walk.
Leaving from Blackstone Riverside free car park outside Bewdley on the B4194 (not the B4195 Stourport Road), the walk will take approximately 2 hours.
Owen Raybould will introduce us to the edible plants of the riverbanks and countryside.
Entry by donation suggested £3. Walk led by local foraging instructor Owen Raybould. No need to book.
Sunday 13th May, 2.30pm
Bluebell Walk Walks set off at 2.30 p.m. Guided tours of the enchanted bluebell woods and other amazing parts of Bishops Wood. Listen to our storytellers tell stories of bluebells, witches and fairy folk in the secret glades and bowers. Refreshments on sale at end of walk.
Requested donations for walk £3 adult /£1 Child - FOBW £2 / £0.50
Bishops Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport DY13 9SE
No need to book but for further details, visit www.friendsofbishopswood.co.uk
Phone 01299 250513 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 19th May, 11am
Wyre Woodland Walk
Led by West Midlands Butterfly Conservation and Natural England.
The walk is planned to last for a couple of hours and will highlight the work that has been undertaken to enhance habitats in the Forest for a wealth of wildlife. We hope to see the nationally endangered Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly which is thriving in Wyre as a result of the management work undertaken.
Meet at Dry Mill Lane car park for 11 am.
Saturday 26th May
Register between 1pm and 2pm.
Register at Burlish Top between 1pm and 2pm. Sign in and navigate your own way around. Complete the treasure hunt for a prize.