Programme

The diary, shown below, features upcoming walks until December 2019.  For our full 6 month programme, starting in July, please click here for details, which can be downloaded.  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 22 June 
Aberystwyth to Borth via Coastal Path (6.5 miles moderate). Leaders Clare Gathercole and Peter J Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return Borth 17.43 (Book Aberystwyth return.)

Saturday 29 June
Knighton Circular via Coed Detton, Lurkenhope Hill and Stowe Hill (8 miles moderate).  Leaders Steve Paynter and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return 16.21.

Saturday 6 July
C
hurch Stretton Circular via Rectory Wood, Rectory Wood, Townbrook Valley, Pole Bank and The Batch (8.5 miles moderate). Leaders Darren H. and Pamela H. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.40.

*****Bookings for afternoon tea on the 27th July need to be booked and paid for by 12th July.  Don’t miss out, see Social and News for more info*****

Saturday 13 July
Hopton Heath to Bucknell via Hopton Castle, Hopton Hill, and Bucknell Hill (7.5 miles moderate with 2 ascents totalling 1300 ft).  Leaders Trevor Allison and Martin Forrest. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 to Hopton Heath, return Bucknell 16.27. (Book Bucknell return.)

RAIL RAMBLES IS 30 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR!

… and we’re celebrating with a series of 4 walks spread over a fortnight (17, 20, 24, and 27 July), which feature some of our favourite destinations on 4 different railway lines and together add up to 30 miles. We’d love to see as many as possible of you doing the 30 miles, but you’ll be just as welcome if you can only make one of the walks, or if you can’t walk but would like to join us for our Celebration at the Kings Arms on 27 July!

Wednesday 17 July
Dolau Circular via Cowlod and Llandegley (8 miles moderate). Leaders Graham Baker and Pamela H. Depart Shrewsbury 10.09, return 17.11.

Saturday 20 July
Fairbourne to Barmouth via Fegla Fawr, Fegla Fach and Morfa Mawddach ( 6 miles leisurely). Leaders Pat Willday and Marion Law. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return Barmouth 14.55 or 16.56. (Check update.) (Book Barmouth return.)

Wednesday 24 July
Llangollen Circular via Bryn Hyfryd, Britannia Inn and Llantysilio (9 miles moderate). Leaders Clare Gathercole and John Mattocks. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25 to Ruabon, Bus to Llangollen, return bus to Ruabon (fares extra), return train 16.43. (Book Ruabon return.)

Saturday 27 July
Church Stretton Circular via Cwm Dale, Jonathan’s Rock and Golf Course (7 miles moderate). Leaders Peter J. Jones and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return 16.40.

For those who would prefer a shorter walk, there will also be a 2 to 3 mile walk on offer, led by Pam Swales (details to follow nearer the time – see website updates).  Also if anyone would like more of a challenge Rail Rambles Cymru are offering a 10 mile walk, getting back in time to join us at the Kings Arms.

Following the 27 July walks there will be a Celebration of 30 years of Rail Rambles at the Kings Arms, Church Stretton. Please see our Social and News page for details and booking.

Saturday 3 August
Craven Arms Circular via Paddock, Weo Edge, Gorst Barn and Stokesay Castle (8 miles moderate). Leaders Liz and Bob Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.31.

Saturday 10 August
Ludlow Circular via Whitcliffe, Brick House, Lady Halton and Priors Halton (8 miles moderate). Leaders Clare Gathercole and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.23.

Wednesday 14 August
Penhelig to Aberdovey via Allt Goch, Llechwedd, Gwyddgwion and Trefeddian (6 miles moderate). Leaders Marion Law and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return Aberdovey 15.32. (Book Aberdovey return.)

Saturday 17 August
Welshpool Circular via Leighton Farm Buildings, Beacon Ring and Offa’s Dyke Path (8 miles moderate). Leaders John Mattocks and Peter J. Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return 14.55 or 16.56. (Check update.)

Saturday 24 August
Montford Bridge to Shrewsbury via The Severn Way (7 miles easy). Leaders Neville Homent and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 09.42 (Stand J, Bus 70).

Saturday 31 August
Holywell to Flint via Greenfields Heritage Park, Wat’s Dyke Way, Wales Coast Path, Bagillt and Dee Estuary Nature Reserve (8.5 miles moderate). Leaders Douglas Hill and Martin Forrest. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25 to Flint, Bus to Holywell adjacent McDonalds (fare extra), return Flint 17.00.( Book Flint return.)

Saturday 7 September
Caersws to Newtown via Llanwnog, Rhydlydan and Fachwen Pool (8 miles moderate). Leaders Mick Hemming and Linda. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return Newtown 16.42. (Book Caersws return.)

Wednesday 11 September
Telford Central to Oakengates, a joint walk with Wellington Walkers Are Welcome Walking Festival via T50 Trail anti clockwise, to include Granville Country Park, Muxton and Lilleshall Monument (optional) (9 miles moderate with the option of extension to 13 miles). Leaders Pamela H., Steve Paynter and Naomi Wrighton. Depart Shrewsbury 09.33, return Oakengates 15.49 for the 9 mile walk or 16.59 for the 13 mile walk. (Book Telford Central return.)

Saturday 14 September
Orleton to Ludlow via Herefordshire Trail and Mortimer Trail (8 miles moderate). Leaders Marion Law and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.17 to Ludlow, Bus to Orleton 10.20 (Bus 490 outside Assembly Rooms, fare extra), return Ludlow 16.54. (Book Ludlow return.)

Wednesday 18 September
NEW Haughmond to Yorton via Astley and Grinshill (8.5 miles moderate). Leaders Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie. Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 10.35 (Bus 519), return train Yorton to Shrewsbury 16.05.

Saturday 21 September
Craven Arms to Ludlow, a joint walk with The Shropshire Way Association, via The Shropshire Way, Stokesay, Aldon Gutter and Bromfield (10.5 miles moderate+). Leaders Audrey Menhinick and Pete Lightwood. Depart Shrewsbury to Craven Arms 09.00,
return Ludlow 16.54. (Book Ludlow return.)

Saturday 28 September
Church Stretton Circular via Rectory Wood, Light Spout Waterfall, Pole Bank, Ashes Hollow and Little Stretton (9 miles moderate). Leaders Darren H. and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.40.

Look out for news about booking for our post-Christmas bash in January 2020!

Saturday 5 October
Aberdovey Circular via Erw Gwenllian, Bwlchgwyn, Dyffryn-glyn-cul and seashore (6 miles moderate). Leaders Liz Owen and Linda. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return 15.32.

Saturday 12 October
Whitchurch Circular via Brown Moss and Tilstock (7 miles leisurely). Leaders Janet Nowill and Pete Lightwood. Depart Shrewsbury 10.18 return 16.27.

Wednesday 16 October
Bishops Castle Circular via Oakley House, Home Farm and Lydbury North (7 miles moderate). Leaders Graham Baker and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 10.05 (Stand N, Bus 553), return bus 15.40.

Saturday 19 October
Borth Circular via Tre-Taliesin and Tal-y-Bont (8 miles moderate). Leaders Peter J. Jones and Jean. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return 15.43.

Saturday 26 October
Broome to Hopton Heath via Beambridge, Clunbury and Abcott (7 miles moderate). Leaders Clare Gathercole and Susan McCormack. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Hopton Heath 16.31. (Book Hopton Heath return.)

Saturday 2 November
Leominster Circular via Eaton Hall, Stoke Prior, Kimbolton and Stockton Ride (9 miles moderate). Leaders Pete Lightwood and Bob Owen. Depart Shrewsbury 08.50, return 16.42.

Saturday 9 November
Craven Arms Circular via Cheney Longville, Wart Hill, Hopesay Common and Sibdon Carwood (7.25 miles moderate with 1000 ft of ascent). Leaders Trevor Allison and Douglas Hill. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return 14.57.

Wednesday 13 November
New Llan to Whitegrit via Corndon and Roundton (7.5 miles moderate+ with 2 steep climbs). Leaders Mike Ledlie and Les Lumsdon. Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 10.05 (Stand N, Bus 553), return bus 15.54.

Saturday 16 November
Wrenbury Circular via South Cheshire Way and Marbury (7 miles moderate). Leaders Janet Nowill and Douglas Hill. Depart Shrewsbury 10.18, return 15.35.

Saturday 23 November
Church Stretton Circular via Hazler Hill, Chelmick, Yelds Bank, Woodgate Farm, Middle Hill, Willstone Hill and Gaer Stone (7.4 miles moderate+ with 1400 ft of ascent). Leaders Judith Griffiths and Nick Marshall. Depart Shrewsbury 09.41, return 16.40.

Saturday 30 November
Morfa Mawddach to Llwyngwril via Cyfannedd Fawr, Rhydcriw and Hut Circle (7 miles moderate). Leaders Mick Hemming and Linda. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return Llwyngwril 15.09 or 17.10. (Check Update.) (Book Morfa Mawddach return.)

Saturday 7 December
Broome to Craven Arms via Clapping Wicket, Aldon and Stokesay Castle (6 miles moderate). Leaders Susan McCormack and Douglas Hill. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Craven Arms 14.57. (Book Broome return.)

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.)

New timetables 15 December

Wednesday 18 December
NEW Wrexham Circular via Felin Puleston, Clywedog Valley Trail and Erddig (8 miles moderate). Leaders Mike Ledlie and Les Lumsdon. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25, 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
Hopton Heath to Knighton 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. (Book Knighton return