You are welcome to join us for 3 autumn walks in the woods to connect with nature through mindfulness and Forest Bathing for a short course in Nature Connection.
The walks are slow, mindfully taking time to switch off our busy brain, and to focus on the sheer beauty of nature through our physical senses. This simple practice has been shown to be very beneficial for our health and well-being, allowing the sights, sounds, smells and touch of nature to relax and inspire us.
Self Help Africa are hosting a 12 mile walking challenge on Sunday 19th September as part of The Shropshire Way Festival.
The walk is along Stage 15 of the Shropshire Way, from Nesscliffe along river meadows into Shrewsbury town centre, making for a moderate walk.
Tickets are £20 which includes transport to Nesscliffe, light refreshments and a certificate at the end, with all proceeds to Self Help Africa.
Walk this Way for Self Help Africa will help provide smallholder farmers with the tools, training and the necessary support to anticipate a future free from hunger and poverty.
If you enjoy walking, want to meet like-minded people whilst raising funds for Self Help Africa book your tickets now or call the fundraising office 01743 277170.
The annual, award winning Ginger & Spice Festival is taking place on Saturday 25th September 2021 in Market Drayton – the Home of Gingerbread – in Shropshire.
In celebration of British Food Fortnight, enjoy a FREE spicy street market on Cheshire street (in the centre of town) including a range of local, artisan producers, many with a ginger and spicy twist!
Meander through the streets of Market Drayton and out into the Shropshire countryside – including the Shropshire Union canal – on the brand new ‘Fodder and Tipple’ Tasting Trail. This ticketed event which takes in the floating market will include local tasting courses & refreshers at several stop offs along the 5 mile route, plus a goody bag with local artisan produce!
Also, enjoy a free of charge self-guided heritage trail & contest available for families, including visiting buildings and places of historical significance with a fun and educational heritage quiz for the little ones.
For tickets and further information visit the website and go to what’s on
Autumn is the perfect time for getting out and about in the countryside. The leaves begin to turn orange and they will crunch under your feet. There’s a fresh nip in the air as summer has faded away, perfect for hiking.
Join us at FSC Preston Montford to enjoy some fantastic hikes, uncovering many of the hidden gems in shropshire before the days start to draw in.
Will we amble through impressive landscapes on each days hike whilst soaking in the fantastic views, with the opportunity for a stop at a local café for a warm drink. Exact location of walks will be dependent on weather at the time.
The walking level of this break is level 2 which means there will be 3 to 8 miles of brisker walking on any one day, some hill climbs possible. Some regular exercise before the course is recommended, especially if you do not walk these distances regularly.