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 in one of the most beautiful and interesting places in England. You are very welcome, just come along, put on your boots and enjoy the great outdoors with us.
Our group organises regular walks led by our friendly local volunteers who know the best places to explore. It's a great way to get outside, make new friends and discover how walking boosts your health and happiness.
We encourage car sharing and offer lifts to most walk starts 9.30am from Telford Forge Retail Park (FRP) where stated; we meet opposite the Furniture Village store, by the green fire assembly point GR SJ693094.
There is a walk every week, led by one of our 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 and robust footwear, boots are needed for walks in open country. 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 the Severn Gorge World Heritage Site and in Areas of Outstandng Natural Beauty including the Shropshire Hills, Wenlock Edge, and the Welsh borders. Walk length and difficulty varies so there will be something to suit everyone.
On the first Thursday of the month there is always a "short and social walk". A leisurely paced morning or afternoon walk of 5 miles or less, on easy paths avoiding stiles, and ending at a local pub or cafe for an optional lunch or snacks. A great way to make new friends and get started with walking with the Ramblers.
On some Sunday mornings there is a special family walk for everyone and all ages from babies in back packs upwards, bring your children and grandchildren along with you.
We work with Local Authorities to improve our rights of way. 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. By joining our paths maintenance team you can get involved in looking after paths and green spaces and opening up new places to explore.
We protect the places we love to walk. We campaign for improvements to our rights of way network, helping local people claim 'lost' ways, missed of the definitive rights of way map. We camapign for better public access to our outdoor spaces and countryside.
Here are some more pictures of our activities and walks