Macmillan Summertime Walk
Sunday 8th July 2018 10:00
Come and join Macmillan for a beautiful summertime walk around Telford. Enjoy a 12 mile walk, starting at Telford Town Park Arena past many of the notable and interesting locations in south Telford, while raising money for a wonderful cause. The walk is open to all over the age of 14 and starts at 10am.
More information about the South Telford Heritage Trail can be found here: http://www.walktelfordheritage.co.uk/
A family walk of 3 miles around Telford Town Park will be starting at 11am with all ages welcome, under 5s are free. There will be a family fun day and a fun warm-up before the walk starts.
For both events, the start and finish line are located in the same area, with food/drink available to purchase.
All proceeds from the event will go to Macmillan Cancer Support in Shropshire and is run by the Telford Macmillan Committee.
Updates and further information can be found on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MacmillanSummertimeWalk/
NB - FOR THE 3 MILE WALK, EVERY WALKER MUST BE SIGNED UP IN THE APPROPRIATE AGE BRACKET, NOT JUST THE CHILDREN.
12 miles or 3 miles
3 mile Family (5 and over)
3 mile Family (under 5)
Mixed terrain, starting on grass. Approximately 90-95% of the walk is on paths, away from main roads.
Telford Town Park Arena, Dark Lane, Telford, Shropshire, TF4 3NZ
There are a number of car parking areas available for visitor parking. The closest is the Southwater Multi-Storey Car Park which is open 24 hours a day.
Dark Lane Car Park (TF4 3NZ) is located within the town park and is open from 7am to 8pm (April to October) and 9am to 6pm (November to March).
Starts at Telford Town Park arena, exploring many parts of Telford on pavements and away from main roads. The route is the South Telford Heritage Trail with some lovely walking in the Telford countryside - in particular, some beautiful views of Ironbridge.
Mostly flat terrain with some hills. The route does have a few challenging obstacles, such as steep steps and narrow woodland path, although most of the route is easily accessible by most adults (or young adults). The 12 mile route is NOT wheelchair/pushchair friendly due to a long stretch of narrow path with no alternate route.
Water stop at the Green Wood Café, Coalbrookdale
Entrants for the 12-mile walk will receive a Macmillan t-shirt, a medal, and a goody bag after completing the course.
Entrants for the 3-mile walk will each receive a medal and a goodie bag after completing the course.
Food/Drink, Toilets, First Aid
Well behaved dogs are allowed on the walk and must be kept on the lead at all times.