News and Events.

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FUTURE DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

20 November - AGM and social. Oswestry Cricket Club 7pm for 7.15pm.  Details to follow

6 December - Christmas walk and lunch at the Keys, St martins. Details to follow.

 


2019 OSWESTRY RAMBLERS HOLIDAYS

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 or email enquiries@oswestryramblers.org.uk.

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. 

 


OSWALD'S TRAIL

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 webmaster@oswestryramblers.org.uk

 


SHROPSHIRE WAY

The whole of the new main route of the Shropshire Way has been defined and waymarking is in progress.  For more information see the newsletter and website.  Sorting out the route is a huge achievement and we will definitely be using it for walks in the future. 

 


DON'T FORGET TO KEEP IN TOUCH!  

Please remember to check and, if necessary, update your contact preferences under 'my account' on the main Ramblers website.  You must tick the email box if you want us to email you about Oswestry Ramblers walks and events. Alternatively, you can ring Ramblers on 020 7339 8595 to check and change your contact preferences.

 


NEW JUNE GROUP NEWSLETTER available here.  Many thanks to Peter Danby and contributors for putting this together.

 


 

RESULTS OF MEMBERS' SURVEY - THANK YOU!

Thank you for your responses to the questionnaire survey to help us plan future activities.  We had 52 responses which was great. The results of the survey are available here. A few headlines:

  • More people preferred 4-6 mile (46%) and 6-10 mile (63%) walks. Less than 4 mile walks and more than 10 mile walks were preferred by fewer (13% for both).
  • It was clear that people like a wide range and choice of walks - distance, grade and location
  • 81% of respondents enjoy the locations of walks in current programmes; 25% would like more walks in the mountains and 15% more walks at the coast
  • 73% found the current grade/difficulty of walks suitable.  Approximately similar numbers would prefer more short walks (20%) as would prefer more long walks (17%).  Similar numbers would prefer more easy walks (15%) as would prefer more hard walks (19%).

There were many useful suggestions for example:

  • earlier start times, especially in winter and for longer walks
  • 25% of respondents would like information about the start point of the walk to be available in the published programme and in walkfinder on the website
  • 48% would like walks with pub lunches
  • 56% would like walks with visits to gardens and historic houses
  • people would like a place to provide comments, ideas etc eg via Facebook

We will be taking these comments and ideas on board in planning future activities.  Please remember that we are always keen to have volunteers to lead, or help to lead walks.

 Any questions to Maggie at webmaster@oswestryramblers.org.uk.

 


SHROPSHIRE AREA ANNUAL REPORT. Shropshire Area Report for the last year is now available. This includes a lot of info about what is going on throughout Shropshire.

OSWESTRY RAMBLERS GROUP ANNUAL REPORT. Available here.