1 Jun 2023
Part of SSCA's series of walk leaflets for towns in South Shropshire
A new self-guided walk leaflet has been launched by Sustainable Bridgnorth, South Shropshire Climate Action and Bridgnorth Library who have kindly funded the leaflet.
The Walk Through Bridgnorth’s Green Spaces leaflet aims to support local people’s connection to Nature with a walk that connects the green spaces in the High and Low town and highlights the wildlife that can be spotted along the way, including peregrine falcons, otters, bats, insects and kingfishers. The walk contains a number of routes to meet people’s needs including a more accessible route (which will incorporate both the High and Low town once the funicular railway is back in operation), to a more strenuous route which uses some of the steeper steps in the town. It also features some suggested extensions to enable people to explore the lesser-known wildlife spots in the town, including at Bridgnorth Cemetery, Daniel’s Mill, The Dingle and Crown Meadow and Well Meadow where Bug Life have been creating B-Line to provide stepping-stones of habitat so pollinators can move through our town to feed, mate and rest.
It is hoped that this self guided walk leaflet will be used by individuals and groups to promote their physical and mental wellbeing through connecting to the pockets of Nature that exist in Bridgnorth. The walk will be used by social prescriber networks in Shropshire to encourage people to get active. A3 posters of the walk will be located across town at Bridgnorth Library (where the walk starts and ends), health settings, schools and tourist hotspots such as Severn Valley Railway to encourage sustainable tourism. Both the walk leaflet and the A3 posters feature QR codes so people can access the walk via the new South Shropshire Climate Action website to promote sustainability.
An inaugural walk is being held for the launch of the walk leaflet on Saturday 17th June 2023 – meeting for a 10am start outside Bridgnorth Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AW). The inaugural walk will be led by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Bridgnorth Branch. It will last approx. 2 hours with plenty of breaks to take in the views and learn about the wildlife and plant life enroute. You are welcome to come along and explore all the Nature that Bridgnorth has to offer.
The Walk Through Ludlow’s Green Spaces leaflet is also in the process of being revised (as 1000 copies of the first edition were snapped up in the past year) and the new version is due to be released soon so watch this space.