Why Walk in Wrexham?


Walking is a free physical activity that can benefit your physical, social and mental well being just by stepping outside your house and appreciating the outdoors. There are 9 beautiful country parks in Wrexham and many communities with beauty spots and historical areas that make the walks more enjoyable. Regular walks have been taking place in Wrexham since 2001 under the name of Walkabout Wrexham, but for you the walker, they still mean free and fun walks on your doorstep. Walking benefits many diseases and conditions and the Welsh Goverment recommends that we take 10'000 steps per day for our health, working out at an average of 5 miles per day. 

 

Getting started is easy! You don't need any special equipment and with the variety of free walks on offer, you will be able to choose a walk at a time to suit you. Each walk is run by qualified walk leaders, normally 2 walk leaders per walk however smaller walks may only have 1 leader and bigger walks may have 8 to 10! Each walk leader is CRB checked and has completed a 1 day training course from Fitness Wales and a Heart Start resuscitation qualification from the British Heart Foundation (or a relevant first aid qualification).

 

Choose a walk close to your home unless you are happy to drive or take the bus. Choose a walk that you think you will be able to complete at ease as this will allow you to determine your comfort level and talk to the other walkers. Once you've completed a walk, chat to the walk leaders and ask them to suggest other walks that might be suitable for you. Build up to the longer, more demanding walks and discuss any worries with the walk leaders before you walk so they can make sure you will be comfortable.  Details of other walks in the area are available from the WCBC website http://www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/leisure_tourism/walks/  and the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre. 

 

If you are worried about joining the walk on your own, bring a friend, the kids or the dog! The walks are very sociable and most end in a cafe or hall for a hot drink and biscuit. Many walkers attend on their own and the walks are an ideal place to meet people and make new friends.

Use the grading table below to choose a walk suitable to your current fitness needs;

 

Grade Introductory:

Short, mostly flat circular walks up to 1.5 miles. Footpaths suitable for pushchairs. Ideal for beginners or to give you a taste of the programme.

 

Grade A:

Mostly flat with slight inclines. Footpaths up to 2.5 miles. No stiles

 

Grade B:

Moderate inclines. Footpaths and grassland. May include stiles.

 

Grade C:

Some steeper inclines and stiles. Footpath and grassland. 3-6 miles.

 

More details on the walks can be found on the weekly, fortnightly and monthly pages and a full downloadable word version is available on the documents for walkers page.

 
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