Programme

The diary, shown below, features upcoming walks until December 2018.  If you have not been out with us before please click here for important information on the walks, including how they are graded.  You will find advice there on travel, clothing, refreshments etc. as well as a full copy of the published programme.  

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Saturday 23rd June
1. BORTH TO ABERYSTWYTH
via Penrhyn-coch and Capel Bangor (14 miles strenuous)
Leaders Pat Talbott and Mike Downward Depart Shrewsbury 07.29, return Aberystwyth 17.30
2. SHIFNAL CIRCULAR
via Hatton Grange (9 miles moderate)
Leaders Neville Homent and Pete Lightwood). Depart Shrewsbury 9.47 return 16.46

Saturday 30th June
1. MACHYNLLETH CIRCULAR
via Forge, Ty-gwyn, Rhiw Goch, Hafodwnog, Cwmrhaeadr (13 miles strenuous)
Leaders Phil and Cheryl Johnston Depart Shrewsbury 07.31 Return Machynlleth 18.05

2. CHURCH STRETTON CIRCULAR via Ragleth Hill, Little Stretton, Ashes Hollow and Carding Mill Valley (8 miles moderate)
Leaders Steve Paynter and Peter Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 9.40 return 16.55

Saturday 7 July
Gobowen to Chirk via New Marton Lock, Shropshire Union Canal. (7 miles easy) Leaders Pete Lightwood and John Mattocks. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25 (book Chirk return), return Chirk 16.05.

Saturday 14 July
NEW Queenswood Circular via Hope under Dinmore, Upper Hill and Westhope Hill. (9 miles moderate) Leaders Pamela H and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40 (book Leominster return), BUS to Queenswood, return bus to Leominster (bus fares extra), return Leominster 17.13.

Wednesday 18 July
Abergavenny Circular via Sugar Loaf. (10 miles energetic) Leaders Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie. Depart Shrewsbury 09.14, return Abergavenny 16.57.

Saturday 21 July
Caersws Circular via Little London, Ty’n-y-celyn, Llandinam and Cefn Carnedd. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Bob and Liz Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return 16.31.

Saturday 28 July
Knucklas to Knighton via Upper Trebert, Llandinshop, Offa’s Dyke Path. (7.5 miles energetic) Leaders Graham Baker and Peter J Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Knucklas return), return Knighton 16.21.

Saturday 4 August
Dolau to Llandrindod Wells via Penybont, Alpine Bridge, Bailey Einon Wood and Happy Valley. (9 miles moderate) Leaders Pam Swales and Clare Gathercole. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Llandrindod return), return Llandrindod Wells 15.42.

Saturday 11 August
Tywyn Circular via Dysynni Broadwater, Bryncrug, Rhyd-yr-onen and Hendy. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Neville Homent and John Newnham. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return 15.26 or 17.27. (Check update)

Wednesday 15 August
NEW Merrington to Nesscliffe via Ruyton-XI-Towns. (8 miles leisurely) Leaders Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie. Depart Shrewsbury BUS station (576, Stand R) 11.00, return Nesscliffe 16.11.

Saturday 18 August
Llanbister Road to Knucklas via Rhos-grug, Pool Hill, and Wernygeufron Hill. (10 miles energetic) Leaders Douglas Hill and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Llanbister Road return), return Knucklas 16.13.

Saturday 25 August
Garth to Llanwrtyd Wells via Treflys, Afon Cammarch and Brynmoel. (7 miles moderate) Leaders Liz Owen and Peter J Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Llanwrtyd Wells return), return Llanwrtyd 15.01.

Saturday 1 September
Ludlow Circular via Halfway House, Ludlow Golf Course, Bromfield Park and Oakley Park. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Trevor Allison and Marion Law. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return 16.54.

Saturday 8 September
Welshpool Circular via Llanerch-y-Ddol, Castle Caereinion and Powys Estate. (9.5 miles moderate) Leaders Pamela H and John Mattocks. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return 16.56.

Wednesday 12 September
NEW Wellington to Oakengates – A stage of Telford’s new 50-mile trail (T 50) via Horsehay, Lawley and Ketley. (10 miles moderate) Leaders Steve Paynter and Naomi Wrighton, in conjunction with Wellington Walking Festival. Depart Shrewsbury 09.33 (book Oakengates return), return Oakengates 16.54.

Saturday 15 September
Church Stretton Circular via Rectory Wood, Carding Mill, Long Mynd, Batch Valley, Cwmdale and Madeira Walk. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Trevor Allison and Darren. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return 16.39.

Saturday 22 September
Llwyngwril to Barmouth via Rhiw-corniau, Bryn Seward and Morfa Mawddach. (7 miles energetic) Leaders Clare Gathercole and Pam Swales. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31 (book Barmouth return), return Barmouth 16.56.

Saturday 29 September
Newtown to Caersws via Fachwen Pool, Bwlch-y-ffridd and Llanwnog. (10 miles strenuous) Leaders Pete Lightwood and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31 (book Caersws return), return Caersws 16.31.

Saturday 6 October
Broome to Craven Arms via Hopesay Hill and Sibdon Castle. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Peter J Jones and Jean. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Broome return), return Craven Arms 14.56 or 16.30. (Check update)

Saturday 13 October
NEW Whitchurch Circular via Greenfields Nature Reserve, Stockton Strider, Pear Tree Lane and Llangollen Canal. (6 miles easy) Leaders Janet Nowill and Susan McCormack. Depart Shrewsbury 10.18, return 15.43.

New rail franchise starts 14 October

Wednesday 17 October
Callow to Hereford via Dinedor Camp and River Wye. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Pete Lightwood and Graham Baker. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40 (book Hereford return), BUS to Callow (service 33, fare extra), return Hereford 16.54.

Saturday 20 October
Church Stretton Circular via Rectory Wood, Town Brook Valley, Barrister’s Plane and Little Stretton. (8 miles moderate) Leaders John Newnham and Darren. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return 16.39.

Saturday 27 October
Machynlleth Circular via Pont-ar-Ddyfi, Cwm gila, Tywyllnodwydd and Llugwy. (9 miles moderate) Leaders Judith Griffiths and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return 16.08.

Saturday 3 November
NEW Nantwich Circular via River Weaver, Nantwich lake and Shropshire Union Canal. (6 miles easy) Leaders Janet Nowill and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.47, return 15.28.

Saturday 10 November
Knighton Circular via Offa’s Dyke Path, Llan-wen Hill and Farrington Lane. (6 miles moderate) Leaders Marion Law and Susan McCormack. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return 16.21.

Wednesday 14 November
Penhelig to Aberdovey via Bryneithyn, Trefrifawr, Ffridd yr Ychen, Erw-Gwenllian and Cwm Safn-ast. (8 miles energetic) Leaders Bob Owen and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30 (book Aberdovey return), return Aberdovey 15.32 or 17.33. (Check update)

Saturday 17 November
Bucknell to Knighton via Five Turnings and Offa’s Dyke Path, using part of Heart of Wales Trail. (9 miles moderate/energetic) Leaders Audrey Menhinick and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Knighton return), return Knighton 16.21.

Saturday 24 November
Welshpool Circular via Raven Square, Wern Wood, Y Golfa and Raven Square. (7 miles moderate) Leaders Linda and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return 14.55.

Saturday 1 December
Craven Arms Circular via Sibdon Castle and Onny Trail. (7 miles moderate) Leaders Douglas Hill and Pete Lightwood. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return 14.56 or 16.30. (Check update)

Saturday 8 December
Ruabon Circular via Wynstay Park, Sodylt Ford and Park Eyton. (8 miles moderate) Leaders Clare Gathercole and Pam Swales. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25, return 16.43.

New train timetable from Sunday 9 December

Wednesday 12 December
Leominster Circular via Humber, Risbury and Stoke Prior. (10 miles moderate) Leaders Mike Ledlie and Les Lumsdon. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return 16.41.

Saturday 15 December
Ludlow Circular – A short walk of 5–6 miles following a visit to the Ludlow Brewery for coffee/tea and mince pies. Leaders Linda and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return 16.22.

Saturday 22 December
Craven Arms to Church Stretton via Strefford, Marshbrook and Ragdon. (9 miles moderate) Leaders Judith Griffiths and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 (book Craven Arms return), return Church Stretton 16.39.

Saturday 29 December
Chirk Circular via Oliver’s Wood, Glynmorlas, Pont-y-blew. (7 miles moderate) Leaders Bob and Liz Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25, return 16.05.