Shropshire Way Main Route Success – Audrey Menhinick
While walking a section of the Shropshire Way from Stiperstones to Bishop’s Castle with my family, my grandson proved that the Main Route can be followed using a map downloaded from the website and by looking out for the prominent orange waymarks. Many ramblers will by now have seen these waymarks and the completion of the southern section was celebrated at our AGM held on 12th December at the Discovery Centre Craven Arms.
The website went live early in October www.shropshireway.org.. There is still work to do on the downloads for each section, accommodation and public transport. We are also looking for ‘champions’ for each section to report problems, clear overgrowth and maintain the waymarking. If you would like to be involved contact Audrey on 01743 247404 or use the contact form on the website.
SHROPSHIRE WAY MAIN ROUTE (SWMR) PROGRESS (June 2018)
Our display is touring the county and our flyers and website are spreading the word about our Main Route Project. As a result we are delighted that Cicerone Press has appointed John Gillham to write a guide book to the Main Route. John has recently written Hill Walking in Shropshire.
The Northern Route is defined and will take in Wem, Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Llanymynech and Nesscliffe. Most of the waymarks are in place already.
The Long Distance Walkers Association has included the Southern section on their website and are planning a group walk and I have even been asked by a visitor from USA about public transport access.
We need help in maintaining this great county asset!
Gill Pursey is now our Champions coordinator and is looking for volunteers to monitor stages of the SWMR by reporting problems, installing waymarks and clearing minor overgrowth. For more information contact Gill on 01743 272986
We also need an Accommodation Officer to research accommodation and raise revenue by adverts to cover our ongoing costs. If you are interested contact Audrey on 01743 247404
NB There is a Shropshire Way Festival to be held in Church Stretton on the 6th-7th April 2019.
Sunday 20 January 2019Meeting at 09:30, Starting at 10:15A leisurely 6 mile / 9.7 km walk
Tuesday 22 January 2019Meeting at 09:00, Starting at 10:00A moderate 8.5 mile / 13.7 km walk
Thursday 24 January 2019Starting at 09:30A moderate 5 mile / 8 km walk
Sunday 27 January 2019Meeting at 09:30, Starting at 10:00A moderate 5 mile / 8 km walk
Tuesday 29 January 2019Meeting at 09:30, Starting at 10:15A moderate 7.1 mile / 11.4 km walk
Thursday 31 January 2019Meeting at 09:30, Starting at 09:45A moderate 5 mile / 8 km walk