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The T50 50 Mile Trail is now fully open and waymarked in both directions. Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers helped win funding for and develop this new long distance footpath to celebrate Telford's fiftieth anniversary. This walking route links all the green spaces, 14 local nature reserves, the World Heritage site and other local historic sites and takes you to the top of The Wrekin too. Our Chair has written a guidebook, priced £5 and all income goes to supporting and improving the trail and its footpaths. It is available by first class post plus £2 p&p from the T 50 Trail website, from the Town Park Information Centre shop adjacent to the trail starting point, Waterstones in Telford, Ironbridge Gorge Museum shops and some local shops in Wellington and Shrewsbury, it is also available on ebay.

Get Telford Walking  TES Ramblers, Walking For Health Telford and Wrekin and Wellington Walkers are Welcome were invited by the Mayor of Telford to work with Public Health bodies and local GP practices in the Local Authority to help raise awareness of the health benefits of walking and get Telford walking. We responded by launching a mass walking event for 19 May 2019 with over 60 walks offered, all starting from local GP practices, from short walks of just one mile to challenging longer walks. We hoped participants would like to raise sponsorship funds for local good causes as well. Walks were timed to finish in the Telford Town Park at 3pm where participants were greeted by the Mayor recieved a certificate. We are repeating this event 24 May 2020. Watch this space for full details to be published later.

Hutchison Way is now waymarked in both directions with new updated directions. Our footpaths secretary Paula, has been very active lobying for improvements on this long distance path across the Local Authority from Wellington to Newport. New waymaks were ordered by the Council and placed in both directions by Ramblers volunteers, some obstructions have been cleared (more work in progress) and the directions were revised to take account of the many changes in the borough in the last ten years.

Ironbridge Power Station Site Campaign: Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers has won popular support for our campaign for new Rights of Way and public access. We made the front page main headline in The Telford Journal and have had extensive coverage in the Shropshire Star. Our Chair Anne Suffolk has been working with both Telford Local Access Forum and Shropshire Council Great Outdoors Strategy Board to try to ensure a good network of public rights of way across the site. The plans have just been published and we will be making our response shortly. You can read more on our Campaigns page. Fingers crossed for a good result for both local walkers (and cyclists and equestrians) and tourists.

You can take a personal or family holiday or organise one for a private group and benefit our TES Ramblers Group as well as yourself. You can also get special discounts from local specialist walking shops. Click on this link to find out more.

You can find out about our Group, our latest campaigns, footpath activities, local rights of way issues and much more in our latest newsletter. There are interesting articles about new initiatives.  It also has full information about how to contact members of our committee.

You can download your own copy or our newsletter: click on the image below. For full information about Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers visit our own website www.tesramblers.org.uk