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5 Ways To Well Being - Be Active

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Beactive

Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Ideas to get you started...

Walking
Walking is a great way to get active. Try and build more walking into your every day life or take part in a group walk and explore our beautiful district by foot. Why not take part in activities organised as part of National Walking Month (May).
A health walk is available on most days of the week somewhere in Wyre Forest, and they are free.
For more information on local walks, please visit Walking for Health https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/west-midlands/worcestershire-walking-network or call Lynn Yendell on 01905 766155 (Mon- Weds)

Cycling
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.

Sports Development
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. 

Inclusive Sports
A range of activities are on offer in Wyre Forest for people with physical or learning disabilities, including swimmingdancebowlsmuliti-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

Fitness Apps
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

View events taking place near you...

  • Wednesday 9.30am- 11.30am Women’s Cycling
    A professional coach will guide you around the traffic-free, safe cycle track at Stourport Sports Club. Please bring your own bike and helmet. All cycling abilities are welcome. (There are limited supplies of both helmets and bikes that can be pre-booked in advance). £2.00 per session. The session takes place every Wednesday throughout the year. For more information contact Dale Evans 01562 732974 or dale.evans@wyreforestdc.gov.uk
  • Wednesday 10.30-11.30am Track Walk
    Why not come and join others at Stourport’s weekly track walk. A walking session designed for all abilities and ages on a flat even surface . Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway, Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire , DY13 8BQ. Suitable for all ages. £1.50. For more information call Stourport Sports Club on 01299 877200 Email: fmoss@stourportsportsclub.co.uk
  • Friday 10.30am- 11.30am Walking Football
    Walking football is provided for those aged 55+ years and is open to teams and individuals of all abilities! To register a team or yourself as an individual, please send your name in an email titled ‘walking football’ to Nick Griffiths at harrierscommunity@hotmail.co.uk or call 01562 863821 Takes places every Friday at Wyre Forest Leisure Centre, Silverwoods, DY11 7DT.
  • Saturday 9am Wyre Forest Park Run
    A free, 5km timed run which takes place in the great outdoors of Wyre Forest. You need to register before the event and bring along your printed bar code. Wyre Forest Visitor Centre, Callow Hill, Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY14 9XQ. More information at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/wyreforest/ Takes place every Saturday at 9am throughout the year.
  • 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: enquiries.bw@field-studies-council.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.
    Treasure Hunt.
    Register at Burlish Top between 1pm and 2pm. Sign in and navigate your own way around. Complete the treasure hunt for a prize.

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