About our walks & walk programme

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NEW WALK PROGRAMME

The WALK PROGRAMME runs until the end of February 2020 and is available here to download. It is a great programme of walks from 4.5 to 11 miles in Shropshire, Powys, Wrexham, and Denbighshire.  If you plan to come on a walk, please check the "our group walks" feed on this page or phone the walk leader for the latest information, as walks are sometimes changed due to unavoidable circumstances. General information about the walk programme is available here.

We have two types of walks:

  • Thursday walks: usually approx 4 to 6 miles. Occasional longer, full day walks. Normal meeting time 10:00 in Gatacre car park, Oswestry. Maximum grade moderate.
  • Sunday walks: usually longer or more challenging walks, moderate to strenuous.  Meeting times vary, usually 9.00, 9:30 or 10.00am in Oswestry Central Car park

Times in the programme are at the meeting point in Oswestry.  An approximate start time of the walk is also given.  Please arrive early to allow time for leaders to give details and arrange car sharing. If you intend going directly to the walk start point, or if you need a lift from meeting point, please contact the walk leader beforehand.  We encourage car sharing wherever possible as it is better for the environment and parking at the starting point of the walk can be limited.  Bring drink and a snack with you, a packed lunch will be needed for longer walks. Check with the walk leader if uncertain.

Walks are primarily intended for Ramblers members. However, non-members are very welcome to join as guests for 3 walks to try us out. Ramblers members from other groups and areas are, of course, welcome too.

Only registered assistance dogs are allowed on our walks.

Walks are graded using Ramblers National guidelines. Where a Grade+ precedes a walk description it indicates that the walk is harder than the average for the "nominated grade", but its ascent or terrain does not warrant it being placed in a higher category.

Car sharing rates. Passengers contribute to the driver's costs using the rates below: 

0-15 miles (Zone A) - £1 contribution

16-35 miles (Zone B) - £2 contribution

36-55 miles (Zone C) - £3 contribution

56-75 miles (Zone D) - £4 contribution

76-95 miles (Zone E) - £5 contribution

96-115 miles (Zone F) - £6 contribution

The Zone of each walk is in the walk programme.

We still need more walk leaders!  If you would be willing to organise a walk yourself, or with the help an experienced walk leader, please contact Diane or Ceinwen on programme@oswestryramblers.org.uk.