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19th January 2019 Christmas Lunch

We are heading back to the Royal Oak in Welshpool for a short walk followed by a post Christmas lunch.  On offer are either a two-course meal for £22, or a three-course meal for £25; both options also include coffee and mince pies to follow. For the menu, click here.

if you’d like to come, please send us your payment (in full, please), together with your menu choices, by the 7th December.   (After that date, if you wish to join us for the meal, please contact the Royal Oak directly.)

You can pay electronically, straight into our bank account: NatWest, account number 73986828, sort code 51-61-06. Please use your name as the payment reference, and send an email to, stating how many courses you’ve paid for and what your menu choices are.

Alternatively, you can send a cheque, payable to Mid-Wales and Marches Rail Rambles, to Marion at 3 Meadway, Shifnal TF11 9QB. Please include a note giving Marion your menu choices.

Hope to see lots of you there!  (The band has been rebooked……….)


Good news!  Rail Rambles is now affiliated to the Ramblers, which makes official the longstanding relationship between the two organisations. We share values with the Ramblers and support the work they do, and they in turn have given us a lot of support over the years.

Just to be clear, though, affiliation is a link, not a merger.   We remain independent, offering an open walking programme, so you don’t need to be a member of any organisation to come walking with us!


The former Wales and Borders rail services are now operated under the banner of Transport for Wales.  We have been in touch with the new management who have agreed to continue the support that we previously had from Arriva Trains Wales.  The new management are keen to develop partnership working and we are looking forward to discussing how this might affect how Rail Rambles goes forward whilst still offering free, open-to-all walking opportunities in mid- and north-Wales and the Marches.