Find your local green space

Nature therapy on your doorstep

Eleanor Healey

Shropshire is full of local nature reserves, walking trails and parks but it is easy to overlook those that are right on your doorstep. Access to outdoor spaces is essential in improving our physical and mental health at any time, but even more so during times of crisis and stress. A short walk around the local park and encountering the wildlife that calls it home can work wonders if you are feeling stressed, but it often requires a bit of motivation and local knowledge to get yourself out of the front door.

Our guide to green spaces in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin will help you find somewhere in your local area to walk to for exercise, relaxation and some wildlife watching. The guide will grow as more suggestions for places, so feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments below!

Bishop's Castle

Cleobury Mortimer

Craven Arms

Market Drayton

Much Wenlock

Oswestry