Programme

The diary, shown below, features upcoming walks until December 2019.  For our full 6 month programme, please click here for details, which can be downloaded.   Also, we are pleased to now be able to bring you the programme covering January to June 2020, which can be seen here .  Please be aware, though, that sometimes we may have to make changes, so if you choose to print this off then we would always recommend that you check back on this page to find the most up to date information.

If you have not been out with us before please make sure to read our advice page which gives important information on the walks, including how they are graded, as well as advice on travel, clothing, refreshments etc.

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Saturday 14 December
Sugden to Wellington via Isombridge, Admaston, Wrockwardine Bank and Dothill (7.5 miles leisurely). Leaders Trevor Allison and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury to Wellington 10.33, Bus from Wellington Bus Station 11.20 (Stand D, Bus 16 to Sugden, fare extra), return train Wellington 16.55. (Book Wellington return.)  Note from the leader – due to late start time, there will not be a coffee break on this walk.

New timetables 15 December

Wednesday 18 December
NEW Wrexham Circular (departure time changed) via Felin Puleston, Clywedog Valley Trail and Erddig (8 miles moderate). Leaders Mike Ledlie and Les Lumsdon. Depart Shrewsbury 10.26, return Wrexham General 16.37.

Saturday 21 December
Ludlow Circular – A short walk of 5/6 miles following a visit to the Brewery for coffee/tea and mince pies. Leaders Bob and Liz Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.23.

Saturday 28 December
Knighton Circular (changed) via Stowe Hill, Five Turnings and Offa’s Dyke Path (8 miles moderate). Leaders Judith Griffiths and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Knighton 16.21.

Saturday 4 January
Shrewsbury Circular (4.5 miles easy). A walk from Shrewsbury Ramblers’ programme to mark the renaming of Route 1 (from 20 Walks in and around Shrewsbury) as the John Newnham Walk. Meet just before 10.00 at Sabrina Dock, Welsh Bridge, for dedication ceremony followed by walk.

This walk is being organised and led by Shrewsbury Ramblers, and we are invited to join them for this special occasion to remember our friend John.

Linda and Mick Hemming will be on duty for Rail Rambles and will be available to guide Rail Ramblers from Shrewsbury Station to Welsh Bridge (meet 09.35, station foyer).

Saturday 11 January
Leominster Circular via Stockton Cross and Bache Hill Fort (8 miles moderate). Leaders Judith Griffiths and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 08.50, return 16.42.

Wednesday 15 January
Onibury to Ludlow via Stanton Lacy and Burway (7 miles moderate). Leaders Steve Paynter and Mike Plume. Depart Shrewsbury 09.15 to Craven Arms, Bus to Onibury 09.56 (adjacent to Royal Mail Office, fare extra), return Ludlow 16.52. (Book Ludlow return.)

Saturday 18 January
Machynlleth Circular via Gallt-y-Gog and Bryn Melyn (7 miles moderate). Leaders Clare Gathercole and Pete Lightwood. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return16.08.

Saturday 25 January
Welshpool Circular. A short walk (4 miles approx.). Followed by our annual Xmas lunch at the Royal Oak Hotel. Leaders Liz Owen and Pam Swales. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return 16.56.

Saturday 1 February
Craven Arms Circular. A walk in remembrance of our good friend and leader John Newnham, who was fond of walking along Brandhill Gutter, all welcome, via Whettleton, Glencoed, Onibury, Brandhill Gutter, Gorst Barn, Weo Edge and Clapping Wicket (9 miles moderate). Leaders Bob Owen and Nigel Hotchkiss. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.31.

Saturday 8 February
1. Frodsham circular via Bradley, Newtown, Weaver Navigation, Catton Hall, Kingsley, Hatley Farm and Bradley (9.5 miles moderate). Leaders Douglas Hill and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.26, return 16.53. Note – Change at Chester on both Outward and Inward journeys.
2.
Frodsham circular via Newtown, Weaver Navigation, Belleair Farm, Hatley Farm and Bradley (5 miles easy). Leaders Pam Swales and Linda Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.26, return 16.10. Note – Change at Chester on both Outward and Inward journeys.

Wednesday 12 February
NEW Llanwarne to Wormelow via Orcop Church, Coles Tump and The Mynde (8 miles moderate). Leaders Mike Ledlie and Les Lumsdon. Depart Shrewsbury 09.15 to Hereford, Bus to Llanwarne from Railway Station 10.25 Service 36, return bus Wormelow to Hereford (fares extra). Return train 16.54. (Book Hereford return.)

Saturday 15 February
Church Stretton Circular via Pole Cottage, Motts Way and Carding Mill Valley (9 miles moderate). Leaders Darren H and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.40.

Saturday 22 February
Wrenbury to Whitchurch via South Cheshire Way, Wickstead Old Hall and Lower House Farm (7 miles moderate). Leaders Douglas Hill and John Mattocks. Depart Shrewsbury 10.18, return 16.27. (Book Wrenbury return.)

Saturday 29 February
Hopton Heath to Broome via Abcott, Clunbury and Beambridge (7 miles moderate). Leaders Clare Gathercole and Susan McCormack. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Broome 16.35. (Book Hopton Heath return.)

Saturday 7 March
Craven Arms Circular via Cheney Longville, Wart Hill, Hopesay Common and Sibdon Carwood (7.25 miles moderate). Leaders Trevor Allison and Bob Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return 14.57.

Saturday 14 March
Church Stretton Circular via Snatchfield Farm, Hope Bowdler and Cwms Cottage (7 miles moderate). Leaders Darren H and John Mattocks. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 15.06 or 16.40. (Check Update.)

Wednesday 18 March
1. Wellington Circular via Around the Wrekin (8.5 miles moderate). Leaders Graham Baker and Bob Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.21.
2. Wellington Circular via the Ercall (4 miles moderate). Leaders Pam Swales and Pat Willday. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 14.19.

Saturday 21 March
Llangollen to Chirk via Canal and Offa’s Dyke path (8 miles moderate). Leaders Jean, and Peter Jones. Depart Shrewsbury to Ruabon 09.26, Bus to Llangollen (fare extra), return Chirk 16.50. (Book Ruabon return.)

Saturday 28 March
Talybont to Barmouth via Bwlch y Rhiwgyr, optional Cerrig Arthur and Bwlch y Llan (9 miles moderate+). Leaders Martin Forrest and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return Barmouth 16.56 or 18.57. (Check Update.) (Book Talybont return.)

Saturday 4 April
Dovey Junction to Machynlleth via Dyfi Valley Way (9 miles moderate+). Leaders Audrey Menhinick and Pete Lightwood. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return Machynlleth 18.05. (Book Dovey Junction return.)

Saturday 11 April
Caersws to Newtown via Llanwnog and Bwlch-y-ffridd (8 miles moderate). Leaders Peter Jones and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return Newtown 16.42. (Book Caersws return.)

Wednesday 15 April
New Cleehill to Ludlow via Novers Wood, Mahorall and Whitton (9 miles moderate). Leaders Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, Bus to Cleehill (fare extra), return Ludlow 16.52.

Saturday 18 April
Leominster Circular via Brierly and Ivington Camp (9 miles moderate). Leaders Mike Plume and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 08.50, return 16.42.

Saturday 25 April
Hopton Heath to Bucknell via Heart of Wales Line Trail with an additional 2.5 miles loop (7.5 miles moderate). Leaders Trevor Allison and Douglas Hill. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Bucknell 16.27. (Book Bucknell return.)

Saturday 2 May
Newtown Circular via Lluest, Plas Gregynog and Garth Hill (10.5 miles moderate). Leaders Judith Griffiths and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return 16.42.

Saturday 9 May
Bucknell to Knighton via Stow Hill and Lee Cottage (7 miles moderate) Leaders Graham Baker and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Knighton 16.21. (Book Knighton return.)

Wednesday 13 May
Welshpool Circular via Town Trail, Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway to Cyfronydd. Alight at Cyfronydd, walk to Llanfair Caereinon, return on light railway to Welshpool (6.5 miles leisurely). Leaders Mike Ledlie and Les Lumsdon. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return 16.56. (Note Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway fares extra, approx. £15.00.)

Saturday 16 May
Llwyngwril to Barmouth via Bryn Seward, Morfa Mawddach and Barmouth Bridge (6 miles moderate). Leaders Marion Law and Susan McCormack. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return 16.56 or 14.55. (Check Update.)

New timetables 17 May

Saturday 23 May
Llangammarch to Cilmeri via riverside, Garth and Tysegur (7 miles moderate). Leaders Linda and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Cilmeri 15.17. (Book Llangammarch return.)

Saturday 30 May
Penhelig Circular via Llechwedd and Dyffryn-glyn-cul (7 miles moderate). Leaders Liz Owen and Nigel Hotchkiss. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return 15.35.

Saturday 6 June
Barmouth Circular via Dinas Oleu, Barmouth Slabs and Cerrig Arthur (7 miles moderate). Leaders Peter Jones and Pete Lightwood. Depart Shrewsbury 09.29, return 16.56.

Saturday 13 June
Ludlow Circular via Ludford, Hucksbarn, Overton, Black Pool, Hanway Common, Mary Knoll House, Mortimer Trail and Dinham Bridge (10 miles moderate). Leaders Judith Griffiths and Martin Forrest. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.54.

Wednesday 17 June
Knighton Circular via Heart of Wales Line Trail to Knucklas, Bryney and Nether Skyborry (8 miles moderate). Leaders Pamela H and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 10.09, return 17.37.

Saturday 20 June
1.Telford to Ironbridge via Silkin Way and South Telford Heritage Trail (8.5 miles moderate). Leaders Trevor Allison and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.32, return Ironbridge to Telford Central by Bus 15.57 (fare extra), return train 17.00.
2. Possibility of shorter route, to be confirmed.

Saturday 27 June
Broome to Craven Arms via Stokesay and Norton Camp (8 miles moderate). Leaders Marion Law and Mike Plume. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Craven Arms 16.31. (Book Broome return.)