Walking for mental health

It is not long now until our Shropdoc team takes on the Snowdon Sunrise Challenge to raise money for specialist children’s treatment charity The Movement Centre.

Led by Dr Simon Chapple, the team, which regularly walks together as part of the Shropdoc Shufflers group, will take on the challenge of scaling Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa, on June 11th, starting at 2am.


Shropdoc Shufflers

And the Shufflers are well into their preparation!

On Saturday, May 13th, the Snowdon Sunrise team took to the beautiful hills above Church Stretton on the Long Mynd to get a few miles under their belts in preparation for the moonlit ascent in June. 

The circular 6.3-mile route took the Shufflers around Townbrook Valley, the Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley areas of the Shropshire Hills, where they experienced stunning panoramic views over the landscape.


Mental Health Awareness Week

Dr Chapple said: “As well as preparing for our charity trek, we also talked about the impact of nature and exercise in terms of mental health, as we were approaching May’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

“Anxiety is the theme of the 2023 campaign and depression and anxiety symptoms have been shown to benefit from a walk in nature. Walking outdoors is a natural mood booster as well as being an easy way to get more active and it is something we really enjoy being a part of here at Shropdoc.”


Getting active

The Shropdoc Shufflers carry out regular walks throughout the year with a variety of lengths to suit all capabilities and include families and pets in the outings too.

The Snowdon trek will raise money for The Movement Centre, which is dedicated to supporting children and their families living with movement difficulties and you can sponsor our team at https://www.justgiving.com/team/teamshropdoc 

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