The Shropshire Way


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 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.




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

Audrey Menhinick

 NB There is a Shropshire Way Festival to be held in Church Stretton on the 6th-7th April 2019.