News and Events.

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NEW GROUP NEWSLETTER available here. Many thanks to Peter Danby and contributors for putting this together.

 

NEW DATES FOR DIARIES:

JUNE 9TH RAMBLERS ROADSHOW COMES TO SHREWSBURY.

Free all day event for Ramblers volunteers with workshops on Rights of Way, Leading Walks, Maps and Compass skills, using social media and much more. Venue - Shrewsbury Town FC.  Places still available so do please  Register here

 

JUNE 28TH - AWAY DAY TO THE COAST. Coach to Criccieth, walk to Porthmadog.7 miles moderate.  £12. Reserve your place wth Gwen 01691 623362.

 

NEARBY WALKING FESTIVALS.  Keep an eye open for walks at local festivals this summer. 

  • North Wales Walking Festival.  The Ramblers in north Wales are planning a walking festival from 28 July to 5 August. Many walks will start from Llanfairfechan. The programme is expected to be published in May.
  • Malvern Walking Festival 26 May -  3rd June. Information available here.
  • Herefordshire Walking Festival 16 - 24 June.  Information available here
  • Corwen Walking Festival 1 -2 September. Information available here.

 


SURVEY OF MEMBERS - RESULTS - THANK YOU!

Thank you for your responses to the questionnaire survey to help us plan future activities.  We had 52 responses which was great. The results of the survey are available here. A few headlines:

  • More people preferred 4-6 mile (46%) and 6-10 mile (63%) walks. Less than 4 mile walks and more than 10 mile walks were preferred by fewer (13% for both).
  • It was clear that people like a wide range and choice of walks - distance, grade and location
  • 81% of respondents enjoy the locations of walks in current programmes; 25% would like more walks in the mountains and 15% more walks at the coast
  • 73% found the current grade/difficulty of walks suitable.  Approximately similar numbers would prefer more short walks (20%) as would prefer more long walks (17%).  Similar numbers would prefer more easy walks (15%) as would prefer more hard walks (19%).

There were many useful suggestions for example:

  • earlier start times, especially in winter and for longer walks
  • 25% of respondents would like information about the start point of the walk to be available in the published programme and in walkfinder on the website
  • 48% would like walks with pub lunches
  • 56% would like walks with visits to gardens and historic houses
  • people would like a place to provide comments, ideas etc eg via Facebook

We will be taking these comments and ideas on board in planning future activities.  Please remember that we are always keen to have volunteers to lead, or help to lead walks.

 Any questions to Maggie at webmaster@oswestryramblers.org.uk.

 


SHROPSHIRE AREA ANNUAL REPORT. Shropshire Area Report for the last year is now available. This includes a lot of info about what is going on throughout Shropshire.

OSWESTRY RAMBLERS GROUP ANNUAL REPORT. Available here.