What we do

Oswald's Trail  

Oswestry Ramblers has devised and promotes Oswald’s Trail - a 13 mile walking route around the outskirts of Oswestry using existing footpaths which have been improved and, in some cases, opened up after years of being unused.  

The route takes in Llanforda, Oswestry Racecourse, Brogyntyn Park and passes close to Old Oswestry Hill Fort.  Free copies of the walk booklet can be obtained from Oswestry Library or downloaded http://www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/route/oswalds-trail/

We have published walk books for the Oswestry Area. They cost £4.95 and can be obtained from Booka bookshop, Oswestry Library or treasurer@oswestryramblers.org.uk


Holidays and social events 

We usually have two group holidays a year.  This spring we are going to Pembrokeshire for 4 days of walking on the Coast Path. Then we are joining a HF Holidays weekend in the Lake District in the autumn. We take part in local walking festivals and have tea parties, lunches and awaydays by coach.


Keeping local footpaths open  

Oswestry Parish Paths Partnership works in Oswestry Town and Rural parishes and installs gates and footbridges, repairs stiles, waymarks routes and clears overgrown paths. Training is given and everyone is welcome - you don’t need to be a Ramblers member. If interested please contact footpaths@oswestryramblers.org.uk.  

We report footpath problems we find. These problems include missing waymarks or signposts; misleading notices; stiles, gates and bridges that are dangerous, broken or missing; footpaths blocked by trees, undergrowth, fences or crops.

Please send reports for Oswestry area to footpaths@oswestryramblers.org.uk and for elsewhere in Shropshire to footpaths@shropshireramblers.org.uk and to Shropshire Council https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/outdoor-partnerships/report-a-rights-of-way-issue/


Wat’s Dyke Way

We have started a new project to improve a section of Wat’s Dyke Way to the east of Oswestry. The aim is to make it a more accessible and enjoyable route by replacing stiles with gates, repairing broken stiles and removing blockages. The section is 8.5 miles long from Maesbury Marsh on the Montgomery canal to Oswestry and then to Preeshenlle bridge on the Llangollen canal.