Group name: Telford & East Shropshire
This group is a part of Shropshire Area.
Our activities include:
Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers helps local people enjoy walking and protects the places we all love to walk. Our group organises regular walks led by local experts – a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness. You’re very welcome to try walking with us, or to get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
We encourage car sharing and offer lifts to walk starts from Telford Forge Retail Park (FRP) where stated; meet opposite the Furniture Village store, by the green fire assembly point GR SJ693094. We offer a walk every week, led by one of our friendly volunteer leaders on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, and 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. You will need to bring along a snack, drink, packed lunch and weather proof clothing. Dogs are allowed, at the leader's discretion, on a lead but please check with the leader before arriving at the walk start.
Our walks locations are very varied; we explore interesting and historic towns, villages, parks, canals, rivers and countryside in and around Telford and beyond. Our friendly volunteers lead walks in areas of outstandng natural beauty including the Shropshire Hills, Wenlock Edge, and the Welsh borders. Length and difficulty varies between 4 miles to 12 miles, graded leisurely to strenuous, so there will be a walk to suit everyone.
On the 1st Thursday of the month there are short and social walks. These morning or afternoon walks are five miles or less and are taken at a lesiurely pace. These special walks often have a theme e.g. bluebells, local history, and begin or end with an optional social event such as a pub lunch or afternoon tea in a local cafe. A great way to get started with walking and to get to know new friends.
Our footpath working party group helps to mantain and clear local footpaths and keep open rights of way with the support of our local councils who also loan us the tools.