Gallery

We are lucky to have so many talented photographers in our group. This selection, which is from the start of 2023*, is added to on a regular basis. Thank you, ramblers, for sharing these with us and please get in touch if you have any that you wish us to include.   As not all ramblers like to be featured in social media, we tend not to publish pictures which can obviously identify anyone. However, if you have permission from people featured in your photos then these can be used in the gallery. We respect the copyright of the images shown, so should any be required for commercial purposes then please email info@railrambles.org for permission to use them. This is also the best email to use if you have any images which you think would be suitable, along with a short description about where they were taken.

*Older photographs can be found in a separate page.

Many thanks to Steve, Shirley, Bob K, Clare, Diane, Richard, Bob O, Liz, Pam S., John and Clive for their contributions to our galleries.

A typical British summer’s day for social walk in Church Stretton to celebrate our 35th year.  It didn’t dampen our spirits though and we had an enjoyable post walk lunch and drink at the Yew Tree in All Stretton afterwards – see social page for more pics. 

Our walk around Craven Arms took us past Flounders Folly, which is always worth a visit when it is open.

The countryside around Bucknell and Knighton is hard to beat, especially on a lovely sunny day.

With its endless views Church Stretton is one of our favourite places to walk.  This time we were on the  Caradoc side, which tends to be quieter.

On our walk from Fairbourne to Llwyngwril we detoured to the Blue Lake, with its remnants of industrial machinery.  Sadly, due to thoughtless people littering by the side of the lake the access has been blocked up and it can now only be viewed from the top.

Welshpool, on a May Bank holiday weekend  – and it wasn’t raining!

It’s always a gamble when we programme our bluebell walk four months in advance.   This year, however, they did not disappoint.  This was a special walk, as it was arranged jointly with Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers.

From time to time we will use buses as well as, or instead of trains, so we can get to places off the beaten track.  On this occasion, it took us to Shelve and from there we walked to Stiperstones.

A walk from Churton to Chester along the river bank provided us with lots of interesting features, different to those we usually see!  

Despite the grey weather our walk from Dovey Junction to Machynlleth did still give us some beautiful views.  

Another day of spring sunshine on our ramble around Hanwood.  There was still plenty of  mud though, and we were so grateful to the Cock Inn who allowed us to hose down our boots afterwards.  We took advantage of their outdoor seating to sample some liquid refreshments.

We left the rain behind in Shrewsbury and travelled to Fairbourne for a walk to Barmouth to celebrate 35 years of Rail Rambles.  This ramble is one of the easier ones we offer but was a favourite of Alan Howard, a man who is responsible for our existence. With views like this, you can understand why he loved this route so much. 

The River Teme at Ludlow, pretty full after all the recent rain. Apparently the walk was quite muddy!

Aberdovey always offers amazing scenery – especially on a perfect day at the start of March. 

After all the rain, it was great to see the sun back out again for our walk around Cound.

Following the Heart of Wales Line Trail from Broome to Bucknell.  Regular Rail Ramble walkers help keep this trail clear for all ramblers.  Scenic rail journeys combined with scenic countryside and good pubs make it a worthwhile venture.

A walk around Welshpool on a beautiful spring day, with views and varied scenery enjoyed by 26 walkers.

Mud, glorious mud!  There was the occasional relief from it though, on our Frodsham walk.   

We managed to stay dry during a short and scenic walk around Chirk before our post Christmas Lunch.  More photos of the lunch can be found on our Social Page.

Church Stretton offers spectacular views in every direction, one of our favourite places to walk.

Our first walk of 2024 was mud filled though it did offer a chance to walk off the Christmas pounds, in the woods around Wellington.  Trying to blend in (but not succeeding) was this curious deer.

Blue skies and winter sunshine were in order, on our ramble around Welshpool two days before Christmas.  A good turnout of walkers along with one or two interlopers! 

After coffee and mince pies our annual pre Christmas walk started from the brewery in Ludlow.  (Thank you to Mick for supplying the pies!)  It was a great turn out, 34 all together, and the weather was so kind to us.  We have to also thank the innocent bystander who was roped into taking the group photo, not sure if we all managed to fit in.

A walk following around Leominster, following part of the Herefordshire Trail.  The signs give a hint of the area’s best known crop!

A walk around Wellington, with its hidden lakes and autumn colour.  Ending up in a local hostelry for a well earned drink.

Even a rainy forecast and bus replacement from Mac doesn’t stop us going to the coast.  The walk from Borth to Aberystwyth is one of our favourites.

And we went back to Cravens Arms again for a walk as part of the Shropshire Way festival in September 2023.

Craven Arms offers great walks, with differing landscapes.

Our circular walk in Tywyn started off very grey but soon improved, as the pictures show.

Sadly the sun doesn’t always shine on us, it was such a shame as this walk on the Long Mynd can offer such wonderful views.  Another time we hope.   

Walking the coastal path to Aberystwyth, such a treat for those of us who live miles from the sea!

A carpet of late blooming bluebells and a buttercup meadow from our walk in Welshpool, last weekend in May.

A touch of summer on our walk from Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury, very welcome!

Despite a cold spring, the bluebells did their best to put on a good show for us on the Wrekin and the Ercall.

A perfect scenery combination of mountains, and sea, accompanied by beautiful sunshine, was enjoyed by us all on this Alan Howard memorial walk from Fairbourne to Barmouth.

The sunshine did not let us down for our walk in Craven Arms, nor did the views.

Travelling to Knighton by train is always a pleasure, and the walks on offer there are always wonderful.

A walk along the Severn Way from Caersws to Newtown, on a glorious day.

A carpet of snowdrops in St Peter’s Churchyard in Stanton Lacy, wonderful sign of spring.