Events and news

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THE RAMBLERS IN SHROPSHIRE.  You can read here the report about what has been going on in the 6 Ramblers groups around Shropshire, plus 4 affiliated groups over the last year. So much being achieved by volunteers to improve opportunities for walking - including the T50 (50km) walking trail in the Telford area, the Shropshire way new main route, Hidden Gem walks in Market Drayton and a lot of work on protecting and improving rights of way.

The calling notice for the Shropshire Area Annual General Meeting which is taking place in Market Drayton on Saturday 26th January at 2pm is available here. All members welcome to attend.

NOVEMBER GROUP NEWSLETTER is available here to download. Many thanks to Peter Danby and contributors for putting this together.


CHRISTMAS LUNCH. It was great to see so many at the Christmas lunch at the Keys in St Martins. Many thanks to them for feeding us so well, to Ceinwen for co-ordinating and to Bruce and Cathy for the walk beforehand.

SOCIAL EVENING AND AGM. Thanks to all who contributed to this enjoyable evening, with an excellent talk, cheese tasting and food.  Our new Chair is Lorna Gwilliam. Diane Gray has also joined the Committee. Barbara Pryce-Jones remains as social secretary but is being replaced by Colin Chandler as membership secretary. Huw Jones is standing down from the Committee (but is still organising the walks for our Aberdaron holiday). Many thanks to Bruce (our outgoing Chair), Barbara and Huw for all their efforts. Colin Chandler and Bob Kimber are Area reps and Bob has stood down from the Walking Environment role. Other roles remain the same. For details see Contact the Committee page.



1. May 20-23 2019 (incl). Aberdaron, Gwynedd

A 3-night holiday based in Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula.  Participants need to find and book their own accommodation (B+B, hotel, self catering, caravan, camper van etc).  Walks will be organised by Huw Jones and Janet Barlow (details later).  We are now running a waiting list for this holiday, so if you are interested in coming please contact Barbara on 07866 532979.  

2. October 11-14 2019 (incl). Selworthy, Devon.

We have now booked places on this holiday and paid deposits.  If anyone still wishes to come please contact Ceinwen on 01691 661714.  It is a 3-nights HF holiday based at Holnicote House in the Exmoor National Park with walks on the coast and on Exmoor. The cost is £299 per person which covers full board (incl packed lunches), choice of 3 guided walks on 2 days and transport from the house to and from walks. 



Have you tried out this circular route around Oswestry? On Sunday 9 September we walked the route using the trail leaflet and identified where we could improve the walk directions to make it easier to follow. 16 people completed all or half of the route (11 mile or 5.5 miles) from Gateacre Car Park or the Racecourse.  We plan to produce a new trail leaflet including the new shortcut along the railway from Wilfred Owen Green. If you have any comments on the current leaflet or improvements to suggest please contact Maggie on



The whole of the new main route of the Shropshire Way is now complete and waymarked with improved paths, stiles and gates. For more information see the NEW edition of the newsletter and website.  Sorting out the route is a huge achievement and we will definitely be using it for walks in the future. A new guidebook is being written by John Gillham and he has produced a 15 minute film which is available here on YouTube