Group name: South Shropshire
This group is a part of Shropshire Area.
Descending Linley Hill in winter.
Walking with the Group
Although visitors are always welcome on our walks, we would appreciate it if you would book your place on a walk with the leader, and leave contact details in advance. Walks may be cancelled at short notice, and it is helpful to the leader to know how many to expect.
About the Group:
South Shropshire is a friendly group offering a programme of walks suitable for adults throughout the year, across and around the beautiful South Shropshire Area and surrounding counties. We welcome new members but would suggest that some experience of walking in a rural area be gained first as the terrain is often remote, hilly and usually includes a number of stiles or gates. We try to include shorter and flatter routes where possible to encourage the inexperienced or less able to join us. Walk attendance averages between 10 and 20 people at any one time, so we get to talk to everybody, and a cup of tea and a slice of cake at one of the local tea shops where possible is always welcome at the end.
Walks are usually on Sundays and are day walks varying from 6 to 12 miles requiring a picnic lunch, but there are occasional Saturday walks or summer evening walks. We also try and include at least one weekend away each year and a couple of social events. Members are encouraged to suggest and organise social activities. Help is always available.
The national Grading System is used
Car Sharing Arrangements:
In normal circumstances, due to the spread of membership in South Shropshire there are no formal car sharing arrangements, but members are encouraged to share cars wherever possible to reduce the pressure on parking places and to allow lifts for people without their own transport. However during the Covid 19 pandemic, car sharing is not advised in accordance with national restrictions.
Assistance dogs are allowed on walks, but the very rural nature of the terrain in South Shropshire and surrounding counties does pose its own difficulties. Anyone wishing to bring an assistance dog on a walk would be advised to contact the leader in advance. Otherwise, we regret that dogs are not allowed on our walks.