What we do
- help local people claim ‘lost ways’, unrecorded rights of way.
- helped devise the Telford T50 50 Mile Trail linking the town’s green spaces, fully waymarked with a detailed guidebook, written by our Group Chair.
- report path problems and follow them up with local councils.
- campaign for new public access, for example across the huge Ironbridge Power Station site.
- respond to Council consultations, for example, Telford & Wrekin Council's policies on public rights of way and the new definitive map.
- respond to plans that negatively affect the walking environment.
About our walk programme
We walk every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, and 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month. Newcomers are very welcome.
Walks vary from a full day energetic walk in the Shropshire hills to a shorter stroll around the Town Park. Walks are graded easy, moderate or strenuous. We occasionally offer short and social walks ending at a café or pub.
Dogs are allowed at the leader's discretion, do check with the leader before the walk. Assistant guide dogs are permitted on all walks.
Paths Maintenance Team
Working with the support of local authorities, our path maintenance volunteer team helps repair and clear local footpaths and keep open rights of way. Our local councils loan us the tools and provide training and insurance.
We cut back hedges and clear undergrowth where paths have become blocked. We work with other volunteer groups to repair stiles, install steps or provide a hard surface over the boggy bits.
You can get 'hands-on' experience looking after our footpaths. If you can spend a day or half-day that would be much appreciated.
Contact us to find out more.
Telford & Wrekin rights of way consultation response
Part of the Ramblers mission is to protect and enhance our rights of way network. An up-to-date definitive map of every recorded right of way and its status in a local authority (footpath, bridleway, restricted byway, etc) is crucial to this work. The good news is that an up-to-date draft definitive map for Telford and Wrekin is now available to view online.
Working with other colleagues in TES Ramblers, our group Footpaths Secretary has written a detailed response to Telford & Wrekin Council’s recent consultation on modifications to the definitive map.