About our walks & walk programme

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We publish a walk programme 3 times per year. Over the last year we have offered 90 walks. The current walk programme runs until the end of October and is available here.  It is advisable to use and check the "our group walks" feed on this page for any updates as changes due to weather etc will be there. 

We are preparing the winter walk programme for Nov 2018 to end Feb 2019. We need more walk leaders.  So, 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.  

We have two types of walks at present:

  • Thursday walks: usually approx 4 to 6 miles. 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 9:30 or 10.00 in the main Oswestry Car park in front of the flats.

Times stated in the programme are at the meeting point in Oswestry. 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 please check with 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 a few 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. It is suggested that 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 given in the walk programme.