Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club

Founded 1937

Walk Archive

Most walks are for a full day of 6 to 8 hours, and are graded as follows:

A - Any walk including a scramble.

B - Mountain or moorland walks which don't include scrambles.

C - walks that, while often involving mountains, are usually on obvious footpaths and with relatively easy gradients. This grade also covers lowland walks, and would not exceed 12 miles.

Recent Walk Archive (By date)

  • 16th October 2022 - Hay Bluff

    Sunday 16th October 2022

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at the Abbey, at 8.15. If you wish to go directly to the walk start, please advise the walk leader and confirm, by text, on the day of the walk, that you will be attending. The text message will be acknowledged, if it is received before we set off from the Abbey. Walk Distance: 13 miles Total Ascent: 2888’ Walk start time: approx’ 10.15 The car park isn’t very big, so car sharing is likely to be necessary, although alternative parking is available, nearby.

    No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk. The journey time allows for comfort stops, en-route The route starts with a climb up to Lord Hereford’s Knob, from where we travel SW, following the path along the top of the escarpment, before turning to visit Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, where there will be the option of taking a short walk, to cross and return along the top of the dam. Alternatively, there is the option of resting your feet. We will then make our way to Capel-y-ffin, as directly as is practical, before climbing to the Offa’s Dyke Path, which we will use to make our way to Hay Bluff, from where we will return to the starting point. As you might expect, the walk is hilly, with some stretches of fairly steep climbing. The path down to Capel-y-ffin needs to be taken with care but it’s not especially difficult, just over used. There are plenty of views, to be had and weather permitting the route should provide fun for all Hillwalkers. No scrambling required and very few stiles.

    Distance: Walk Distance: 13 miles

    Leader: David Jakeman - Contact details: David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

  • 23rd October 2022 - Clun

    Sunday 23rd October 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 9am or at the Clun Castle car park (SO 299 807), where there are toilets, at 10am. We head up past the Youth Hostel on the Shropshire Way to Bury Ditches where we can explore some of the hill fort and admire the views. From there we continue along the Shropshire Way for a short stretch before heading over Clunton Hill to Clunton. We cross the river Clun and return to Clun via Sowdley Wood and Woodside. If time permits, we can visit Clun Castle.

    Distance: 10 miles, 1700' of ascent

    Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931 or milesj653@gmail.com

  • 30th October 2022 - Roundton and Corndon

    Sunday 30th October 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey: 09:00 Journey time: 33 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Walk start: Approx. 09:45 No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk This circular walk will see us ascend Lan Fawr and then Roundton Hill, before heading SE to Hurdley and then NE to Brithdir, via a quick diversion to take in the views from the lower reaches of the unnamed hill, which is located immediately to the NE of Roundton Hill. We will then make our way to the Trig point on Corndon Hill, having made the approach from the south. From Corndon, we will return to the start after visiting Stapeley Hill and the Mitchell Fold Stone Circle. Weather permitting, the walk provides views throughout and is fairly undemanding, with the exception of the climbs up Roundton and Corndon, both of which provide a sterner challenge.

    Distance: 10.85 miles with a total of 2282’ of ascent.

    Leader: David Jakeman davidjakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

  • 6th November 2022 - Llangollen: Eglwyseg Rocks

    Sunday 6th November 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    While at first sight this would appear to duplicate George's recent walk, there is quite a bit which does not overlap. The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Approx 12 miles, grade C. Meet at the Abbey 09:00. Car park charge £3.50.

    Distance: Approx 12 miles

    Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

  • 13th November 2022 - Morville, Near Bridgenorth

    Sunday 13th November 2022

    Walk Grade: B

    Journey time: 26 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start: Approx. 09:00 No toilet facilities at the start, or available during the walk. This circular walk will see us go along the drive, to Aldenham Park, passing the front of the house and stable house, before making our way to Aston Eyre, Upton Crescent, Chetton, Meadowley, The Lye and Morville Hall. We will also try to take the opportunity to enter three different Norman churches, which were all open during my recent walk recce and which all well worth a visit. The walk offers good views, along interesting paths, with plenty to see along the way. It’s hilly, without being particularly difficult, so should be suitable for all members. That said I should mention, in fairness, that there is an awkward stile (the type without steps, that has wooden pieces attached to a wire fence), which leans toward you as, you cross it, unless it is supported by somebody, as well as a low footbridge that needs to be crossed with care, due to missing planks. When a female friend and I did the recce, neither obstacle caused us any great difficulties and we could have easily crossed the shallow ditch/dry (at the time), stream bed, without using the bridge.

    Distance: 12.5 miles, with a total of 2448’ of ascent.

    Leader: David Jakeman Mob: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

  • 20th November 2022 - Brown Clee and Weston Hill

    Sunday 20th November 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walking from Liberty Common by 9.

    Travel distance 30 miles approx 50 mins travel.The summit of Brown Clee Hill is the highest point in Shropshire and the breezy top - known as Abdon Burf - offers far-reaching panoramas over much of the county, as well as views back towards Birmingham and west into Wales.

    This long walk includes exhilarating open moorland, high commons, deep valleys and a large and impressive Iron Age fort. The numerous timber-framed buildings are characteristic of the Welsh Borders, whilst the isolated hillside cottages are reminders of the days when families used to erect simple houses on the common land. The route passes through the attractive village of Clee St Margaret, where an unusual shallow ford runs along a lane for 50 metres, and concludes by climbing over the brow of Weston Hill.By Roger Butler ROUTE Start/parking: Small car park by gateway to Clee Liberty Common, grid ref SO568834, postcode SY8 2EW Paths and tracks over moorland, commons and fields; some quiet lanes too Stiles: 12

    PLANNING Nearest town: Ludlow Refreshments: No pubs or cafes on the route - picnic required Public toilets: None on route Maps: OS Explorer 217; Landranger 137

    Distance: 11.51 miles and 2,127 feet of climbing.

    Leader: George Nutter 07532 345100 or georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

  • 27th November 2022 - Moel y Plas, Moel y Waun and Moel yr Accre

    Sunday 27th November 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walk start 9.10

    Distance to start: 40 mile. Journey time 1 hour.

    Like many of you I have walked the more popular section of the Clwydian Range to the north and south of Moel Famau with its impressive fort but the paths on this circular walk were until recently not known to me and I would like to share them with you on what I believe to be a very good walk. Visiting three good sized hills without too much effort it provides some excellent views along the way including sight of the Welsh coast the aforementioned fort a lake and hopefully lots of autumn colours. The walk is hilly but never very difficult and provides an excellent introduction to the Clwydians for those who have never visited them. No scrambling is involved and the paths are good – excellent. About a third of the walk will be along Offa’s Dyke Path but just for a change not necessarily the best bits.

    Distance: 11.5 miles with a total of 1556’ of ascent

    Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Contact number: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

  • 4th December 2022 - Wentnor & The Long Mynd

    Sunday 4th December 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 9.15 or in Wentnor at 10.00

    The walk starts in Wentnor, and after an initial descent, we make our way up through Stanbatch to Pole Cottage on Long Mynd. We follow the Shropshire Way/Jack Mytton Way south for a short distance before heading to Minton Hill for further views of Long Mynd and across to Ragleth Hill, Hope Bowdler Hill and Caer Caradoc (weather permitting!). We return, passing the gliding club, where we might see some launches and landings, before making our way back to Wentnor along well marked tracks.

    Note: there are no especially sheltered spots for lunch, so please dress up warmly as it can get very windy!

    Distance: 9 miles, walking time around 4 hours, ascent/descent around 1400 feet

    Leader: John Miles

  • 11th December 2022 - Ironbridge and Little Wenlock

    Sunday 11th December 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00

    Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk.

    The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

    Distance: 11 miles Total Ascent: 1618’

    Leader: David Jakeman David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 54234

  • 18th December 2022 - Stiperstones

    Sunday 18th December 2022

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey: 08:30

    Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

    Distance: 9 miles and 2,000 feet of ascent

    Leader: George Nutter Tel: 07532 345100 Email: georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

  • 1st January 2023 - Beacon Ring Hill Fort

    Sunday 1st January 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey at 9.00 - Walk start 9.30-9.45

    Starting from the village of Buttington just off the A458 signposted B4388 in front of The Green Dragon pub. Large public carpark 100 yards on the left past the graveyard opposite a small cottage.

    This circular walk starts across open fields climbing steadily via the Cross Britain Way & Offas Dyke Path to Beacon Ring Hill Fort. Off the top dropping down through woodland via Phillip's Gorse, Through Roundabout and Pole Plantation. We climb Beacon Ring again on the return leg from a different direction before heading back to the cars along some of the same path we set out on. With the Green Dragon being so close it would be a shame not the take advantage and all have a drink to the new walking year.

    Distance: 12 Miles & 2200 Feet of ascent

    Leader: George Nutter

  • 8th January 2023 - Cardingmill Valley and The Lawley

    Sunday 8th January 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    9.00am from The Abbey, Shrewsbury and start Lion Meadow CP Church Stretton 09.30. We cross Cardingmill Valley to CS Golf Club and on to Cwmdale and the lower part of Batch Valley. From All Stretton the route crosses the A49 and heads N parallel with Caer Caradoc. We ascend to the col between Caer Caradoc and Little Caradoc descending into Comeley and then ascending The Lawley. After continuing over the summit we descend and cross afield to ascend Hoar Edge. After walking through Enchmarsh we cross The Wilderness and reach Cwms Lane which is followed back to Church Stretton. 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft).

    Distance: 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft)

    Leader: Colin Carson

  • 15th January 2023 - Stokesay Castle and Hopesay Hill circular

    Sunday 15th January 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    8.30am from the Abbey, and start at Discovery Centre CP Craven Arms 9.15am

    Toilet facilities at start and end - at Discovery Centre We head along the River Onny, cross the A49 for a brief but interesting stop by Stokesay Castle and also the 13th century church, then along the Shropshire Way before turning NW alongside Stoke Wood, arriving in time for lunch under the flag bedecked Arbour in Aston on Clun, then along the Shropshire Way , up over Hopesay Hill and back to Craven Arms

    Distance: 10 miles with 1134' of total ascent

    Leader: Rob Lea

  • 22nd January 2023 - Church Stretton via Chelmick, Hope Bowdler & Caer Caradoc

    Sunday 22nd January 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 9 am

    Starting from the centre of Church Stretton, the route will head south east through woods across the flank of Ragleth then on to the quiet hamlet of Chelmick and Hope Bowdler village. We'll ascend the ridge of the same name and hopefully get good views all round as we stride out to Wilstone Hill and up and down to the summit of Caer Caradoc. The route then descends to cross the A49 to All Stretton before wending its way back to the start point to give us time to pop into a cafe for refreshments.

    Distance: 10 miles with 1800 feet of ascent.

    Leader: Gill Pursey

  • 29th January 2023 - Clun

    Sunday 29th January 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 08.15

    Walk start: Approx’ 09.15. Distance to start: 30 miles.

    Journey time: 50 minutes Toilet facilities are available, if open, in Clun. These are located in a car park, next to the river, on the B4368 road to Newcastle on Clun and a short distance from our starting point. The first part of this circular walk heads in a north westerly direction along The Shropshire Way until we turn south along the Offa’s Dyke Path, before turning west, for Clun, along the Jack Mytton Way. In Clun we will we can take time to explore the castle remains, before returning to the starting point. It’s a simple route, taking advantage of three major paths, to enable us to explore much of the best that this area of Shropshire has to offer.

    Distance: 12.5 miles with a total of 2254’ of ascent

    Leader: David Jakeman

  • 5th February 2023 - Knighton

    Sunday 5th February 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet 9am at the Abbey

    Walk start 10am at the Bowling Green Lane car park, Knighton. Pay and display £4 per day. 36 miles from Shrewsbury.

    The route starts uphill through woods behind the station onto the Offa's Dyke path. Some great views to be enjoyed before descending to Knucklas to admire the viaduct and have lunch. Return route is across fields and lanes - this bit may be muddy with a dodgy stile and then back to woody paths and quiet lanes to Knighton where a pub or cafe stop awaits.

    Distance: 10-11 miles

    Leader: Liz Wright

  • 12th February 2023 - Moel Pearce, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Bronwem and The Wayfarer Pass

    Sunday 12th February 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at The Abbey at 8 - Walk start from Llandrillo at 9.15 approx

    Toilet facilities at the start if open.
    Starting from the village hall car park at the centre of the village its a steady climb towards Moel Pearce and stopping on route to look at Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle.
    Onwards past Moel Pearce and the junction of the climb towards Cadair Berwyn.
    Extremely wet boggy ground all the way to the top, apart from some rest bite on duck boards.
    Back down and then up Cadair Bronwen and over towards the Wayfarer Pass, again wet and boggy and difficult under foot.
    Then a good track all the way back. This certainly isn't for the novice walker that's for sure

    Distance: 12 Miles and 2700 feet of assent

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 19th February 2023 - Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury

    Sunday 19th February 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey 08:30 for a 09:15 walk start.

    Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 45 mins.

    This is a 16Km (10-mile), multi-terrain walk in south Shropshire around the charming villages of Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury. The walk starts and ends in a forestry enclosure which is popular with mountain bikers - so watch out for two-wheeled heroes! There are three main hill climbs, one short and two longer gradients in all totalling 545m (1,788 feet) of ascent. We will be visiting a castle and a church on our way through arable/pasture farmland via various stiles and gates. Fine views across Shropshire's AONB (subject to weather conditions) from our highpoint at 360m ASL. The walk should take approximately 5 to 5.5 hours to complete including a mid-morning and lunch stop. (Note: No WC available at the start location)

    Distance: 10 Miles with 1,788 feet of climbing

    Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

  • 26th February 2023 - Pont Llogel to Lake Vyrnwy circular

    Sunday 26th February 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 09.00, with an hour's drive to the start point in Pont Llogel. The walk takes us through woodland west of Pont Llogel, before turning northwards along part of Glyndwr's Way heading for the dam at Lake Vyrnwy where we can stop for lunch, and where there are toilet facilities. We return to Pont Llogel on a different route, but again through some woodland. Weather permitting, there should be good views across the lake to the hills beyond

    Distance: Approximately 11 miles, with around 2,000 feet of ascent taking approximately 5 hours

    Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

  • 5th March 2023 - Moel Fferna

    Sunday 5th March 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey 8.30 and walk start at 9.30.
    Starting from a layby with ample parking on the A5 west of Llangollen just after the brown Glyndyfrdwy village sign (GR SH 156425), the route ascends immediately up a delightful valley following a stream to join the North Berwyn Way. From here we follow the track briefly before descending and making our way round and through the disused slate quarries where on a clear day stunning views of the Llantysillio and Clwydian Hills can be seen. The path ascends again across rough moorland to reach the summit of Moel Fferna at 628m. From here we descend on a good path down to Llidiart y Parc to cross the river Dee and return to the start point along a quiet lane. There are two steep ascents with a couple of boggy sections. 10-11 miles

    Distance: 10-11 miles

    Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

  • 12th March 2023 - Long Mynd , The Portway & Prior's Holt Hill

    Sunday 12th March 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 9am. Walk start 9.30 - 9.40

    Starting from Little Stretton the route ascends the Long Mynd to join The Port Way and then heads south past the Gliding Club (with the possibility of tea & cake elevenses there), to the southernmost point of the Long Mynd. There are superb views over to the west along the whole of The Port Way. The route then turns east, then north-east along a variety of tracks and paths with a final ascent around Prior's Holt Hill. After taking in the views to the east the route descends to join a quiet lane for a 1.5 mile walk through Minton back to Little Stretton.

    Distance: 12 miles with 2,100 feet of ascent

    Leader: Jane Williams - 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

  • 19th March 2023 - Craven Arms to Wart Hill

    Sunday 19th March 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    08:45: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury
    09:30: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre car park in Craven Arms SY7 9RS
    Journey time: 35 mins (21 miles)

    Circular walk heading out clockwise from Craven Arms towards Wart Hill and returning through the villages of Wistanstow and Halford. The walk is easy to moderate with some short steeper sections leading to some fine panoramic views (weather permitting). The route is well marked throughout and covers enclosed woodland, forestry tracks, farmland, country lanes and riverside paths. A beautifully scenic walk - an ideal way to celebrate mothering Sunday! No toilets out on the walk but the Discovery Centre cafe is open from 10am to 5pm daily (free parking or £1 donation).



    Distance: 11 miles with 1,400 ft of ascent and approximately 5 hours walking

    Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

  • 24th March 2023 - Lake District- Patterdale Weekend

    Friday 24th March 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Lake District Weekend 24th – 26th, March. Venue - Patterdale Hotel. Hotel website:
    www. patterdalehotel.co.ukSpecial offer Price: Total cost is £134 p/person, based on sharing a twin room, although some double rooms are also currently available. You can take a room, without sharing but the cost will be £268, although based on previous experience, a reduction may be arranged at the hotel, subject to management discretion. The price includes an excellent three course evening meal on the Friday and Saturday nights, with choices provided, as well as a fantastic buffet breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday (I recommend the sausages).

    Helvellyn and High Street are amongst many Wainwright’s that are within sensible walking distance, from the hotel. On a trip I organised last year, we didn’t use our cars at all, until it was time to return home. I shall offer a walk for each day but the choice is always available for you to choose your own walks or activities. There are currently plenty of rooms available but these will go fast, so if you wish to book a place on the trip, please do so quickly.

    Distance: various but average 12 miles and 2500 feet of climbing

    Leader: David Jakeman

  • 26th March 2023 - Flounders' Folly

    Sunday 26th March 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet 9.00am at the Abbey. Remember the clocks go forward on Saturday evening!

    From the Craven Arms Discovery Centre the route follows the River Onny and Quinney Brook north to Strefford and then turns east, up and over Wenlock Edge to Callow Hill and Flounders' Folly https://www.floundersfolly.org.uk/. There are wonderful views all round with helpful illustrations on the viewing platform to identify the hills. From the Folly the route continues along the ridge with fantastic views of the Clee Hills, south to Bache, Norton, Norton Camp (Iron Age Fort) and Rotting Lane. It crosses the A49 to join the Shropshire Way past Stokesay, and a path back to Craven Arms. Mostly grassy paths and tracks. One or two short sections of road.

    Distance: 13 miles, 1,747 feet of ascent

    Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111 883

  • 2nd April 2023 - Maesglase - Dinas Mawddwy

    Sunday 2nd April 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at The Abbey at 8
    Walk start at 9.15-9.30

    Journey time 1 hour 15 minutes

    Depending on weather forecast an alternative walk maybe laid on if necessary at last minute

    Leaving the layby off the A470 above Dinas Mawddy entering the forest to start the long climb to the slate quarry.
    Some very interesting tunnels and old buildings to explore. This will be a welcome rest from the first climb.

    We continue using the Cambriam Way with some navigation required due to lack of clear path. Reaching the top of the moorland we get to see our destination in all its glory.

    Very steep slow upwards climb stopping to look at the Waterfall at Craig Maesglase before the final climb onto Maesglase at 2200 feet above sea level.

    Descending down a steep slope looking to join a faint path towards Dinas Mawddy and across the road for a nice stroll through Park Wood back up to the cars.

    Distance: 8 miles with 2800 feet of ascent

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 9th April 2023 - Breidden Hills

    Sunday 9th April 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey at 9.30
    Walk Start 10.00

    Journey time approx 30 minutes.

    Meeting at Middletown village Hall. This is located just before the Breidden Pub. Slow entry into the village the pub sign will come into view and village hall on the left as soon as you see the sign.
    Grid reference: SJ 301124
    Postcode: SY21 8EL
    Three words: vets.states.gravel

    Starting at the village hall carpark is a tarmac walk before crossing over the busy A458. We enter a field on the left heading onto the lower forested slopes of Moel Y Golfa.

    This is very steep and slippy underfoot so care to be taken. Final scramble to the summit for the fantastic far reaching views.

    We drop down through the forest before going on a short tarmac section into further woodland towards Rodneys Pillar. Potential stop point within the woods with large table and seating.

    Onto the top of Rodneys with again great 360 degree views. Our next destination can clearly be seen from here.

    Then on towards Bulthy and Middletown hills. Very wet and boggy underfoot and gaiter's are a must in parts. Steep slippy climb up the the point we go left to Bulthy and retrace this down to Middletown.

    Easy steady descent back to Middletown.

    Distance: Length: 7.68 miles Climbing: 2,388

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 16th April 2023 - Clee Hills

    Sunday 16th April 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 8.30am. Journey approx. 24 miles.

    The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill. The route then follows paths via Cockshutford and Nordy Bank Fort to join the Jack Mytton Way southwards, taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf. Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track.
    For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

    Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent

    Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

  • 23rd April 2023 - Aran Fawddwy & Drysgol

    Sunday 23rd April 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at the Abbey 8.00
    The start and finish is in Cwm Cywarch near Dinas Mawddwy. After a short walk up the valley the route turns west and ascends a stream with rocky outcrops, quite steeply in places, for 1,320 ft (400m) to a col between Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy. A ridge walk, boggy at times, following a fence, takes the route to the summit of Aran Fawddwy after 2½ miles (4 km). A descent to Drysgol is rocky at times. Then a return to Cwm Cwyarch down a relatively good path is made above the Hengwm valley

    Distance: 8 miles (12.5 km); Ascent/Descent: 2,955 feet (900 m)

    Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

  • 30th April 2023 - Dinas Bran Castle and Llangollen circular

    Sunday 30th April 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey: 09.00
    Walk start: Approx. 10:00

    Circular walk of around 11 miles
    2400 feet of climbing within the first 5-6 miles.
    This walk should suit all abilities and offer a good introduction to Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club for those contemplating coming along for the first time.
    Mix of moorland and woodland together with the escarpment path along Offa's Dyke on the return leg.

    Mill street Car Park

    Mill Street, Llangollen LL20 8SD

    Distance: Walk distance: 11 miles, with a total of 2400’ of ascent

    Leader: Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 7th May 2023 - Welshpool

    Sunday 7th May 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am

    The route follows lanes and fields west of Welshpool using Glyndwr's Way. There should be good views especially from the trig point on the golf course. There are one or two stream crossings and, at the time of recce, some muddy sheep fields

    Distance: Walk distance approx 9 miles

    Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

  • 14th May 2023 - Clwydian Range

    Sunday 14th May 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet 8.30 at the Abbey.
    Walk start 9.45
    We start at the car park at the Clwyd Forest (£5 parking charge; toilet facilities available) and walk along the edge of the forest before joining Offa's Dyke Path (ODP). We head up to the Jubilee Tower on the top of Moel Famau and, with good weather and good visibility, we should be able to look across to the whole of the Snowdonia National Park. From there we continue on the ODP heading for Moel Dywyll. If the weather is fine, people are keen and we have made good time, we aim to continue to the Moel Arthur iron age fort before returning to Moel Dywyll. We continue to the small reservoir and then we skirt Ffrith Mountain, heading for Loggerheads Country Park (toilets and ice cream available). From there we return to our start point via Llanferres.

    Parking is tight in the Clwyd Forest car park, so we need to share cars as much as possible, including any people not meeting at the Abbey.

    Distance: 12 miles with optional extra 2 miles if people are up for it, weather permitting. 1900' ascent or 3000' with extension

    Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

  • 21st May 2023 - Church Stretton to Ratlinghope circular

    Sunday 21st May 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    8:15 Meet at Abbey Foregate

    The walk leaves and returns via Carding Mill Valley by less well trodden paths to avoid any crowds. Following parts of the Port Way out towards Ratlinghope we pass the village pub around the halfway point before returning along a section of the Cross Britain Way. Superb scenery from the Long Mynd of secluded valleys, notable Shropshire hills and far-reaching views of the Serengeti plains (weather permitting).

    Access via multiple farm gates, a few kissing gates and the odd Harry. The route crosses a mixture of well-defined paths, farmland and open hill tops so check the forecast for wind speed/direction and 'feels like' temperature for what to wear.

    Distance: Distance: 22km (13.6 miles) Ascent: 690m (2,300 feet)

    Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

  • 28th May 2023 - Bucknell

    Sunday 28th May 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet 8:30 at Abbey
    Start walk at 9:30

    Meet at small car park behind St Mary’s Primary School, Bucknell. Approaching Bucknell from the B4367 turn right immediately before the level crossing signposted Chapel Lawn. The school is directly ahead and we can park in the small car park behind the hedge, adjacent to the play area.

    A circular route of about 13 miles begins by following the river Redlake to Lower Lye where we start the long, steady ascent onto Stow Hill 430m. Hopefully we should get some far reaching views into Herefordshire. The path then slowly descends before climbing again on to the Offa's Dyke Path. From there we will head south via Panpunton Hill to Knighton and then the route goes east via Stowe and Weston before arriving back at Bucknell.

    Good paths and tracks with a little mud and a few short stretches of road.

    Distance: 13 miles

    Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

  • 4th June 2023 - Tryfan & Bristly Ridge

    Sunday 4th June 2023

    Walk Grade: A

    Meet at the Abbey 7.00

    This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather

    Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

    Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

  • 11th June 2023 - Carrog to Llantysilio Mountain

    Sunday 11th June 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet: Abbey Foregate at 9am
    Walk Start: 10am

    An undulating 10-mile circular walk from the small village of Carrog on the River Dee to Llantisilio Mountain and back. The route follows parts of the Clwydian Way and Dee Valley Way along green paths and stoney tracks with outstanding views from the summit of Moel Morfydd (550m ASL) of the surrounding AONB. The walk starts and finishes from the village pub with arrangements to use their car park. No toilets at the start but a public WC is available in Llangollen town centre car park about 6 miles before reaching Carrog

    Distance: Walk Distance: 16Km (10 miles) Walk Duration: 5 hours Total Ascent: 820m (2,700 ft)

    Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

  • 18th June 2023 - Shrewsbury to Church Stretton (Linear walk)

    Sunday 18th June 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet Abbey 8.30 am


    17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent. The terrain is a mix of track and pleasant field paths with some tarmac.

    Our walks are usually from or around Church Stretton, but on this occasion we walk to the town from the Abbey returning to Shrewsbury by train. It's longer than most of our routes but the few ascents are gradual therefore making the walk very doable.

    Most of the route will follow the Shropshire Way firstly along the river to Kingsland, on to Meole village and Bayston Hill then the landscape becomes more rural as we walk the length of Lyth Hill to Exfords Green. We then head across country to the environs of Pulverbatch and on to Wilderley Hill and across the Betchcott Hills to join the Portway on the Long Mynd before descending around Haddon Hill and the golf course to the town. With good midsummer weather (hopefully) there will be good views from the various high points.

    Plenty of places for refreshments at the end. Return train at 17.08 or there is another at 18.35. 15 minute journey back to Shrewsbury, fare £7.60. Bring pass if you have one.

    Note There are a few short sections of unfriendly vegetation in the first few miles (nothing terrible but the nettles may have grown a bit more since my recce!) so long trousers are advisable. Lighter weight footwear rather than heavy walking boots would suit the terrain and distance well. The choice is yours; the most important thing is comfort.

    Distance: 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent

    Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

  • 25th June 2023 - Cader Idris

    Sunday 25th June 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at The Abbey at 8.00 am

    Walk start 9.45am

    The walk starts with a gentle stroll to get warmed up until we reach the start of the Minffordd Path which begins with a steep walk through a gorge, Nant Cadair, on a long section of steps. Eventually we come to the lake, Llyn Cau, where we will continue the climb to reach the ridge of Craig Cwm Amarch. The route then goes to Craig Cau from where we'll do the final climb to the summit. The descent will be via the Cambrian Path which is very steep with lots of loose stones.

    Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the start point.
    SH 7529 1356
    what3words : forgives.risen.dropletup

    Distance: Total walk length is 8.5 miles with 3119 feet of ascent.

    Leader: Tracey Grant - 07974 814565

  • 2nd July 2023 - North Berwyns

    Sunday 2nd July 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at the Abbey at 7.30am.

    Walk start in Glyn Ceiriog approximately 8.45am. As per usual, if you are making your own way to the start please let me know in advance by text.

    Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50-60 minutes, via A5 and Chirk.

    Car parking & toilets: There are free public toilet facilities in the village.
    Parking will be at Canolfan Ceiriog Centre
    New Road, Glyn Ceiriog
    Llangollen LL20 7HE

    This is predominantly a moorland walk with sections of pasture, forest tracks and a limited amount of tarmac. A good level of fitness is required as I anticipate the duration of the walk to be close to 8 hours. Stops are planned for elevenses, lunch, and a mid-afternoon refreshment break, as well as ad-hoc pauses in between.

    This walk starts and finishes in the charming village of Glyn Ceiriog, located in the foothills of the northern segment of the Berwyn Mountains. Although the total ascent is only around 2,000 feet, the length of the walk and the constantly changing uneven ground may make this a challenging experience which might possibly result in sore feet and tired legs at its conclusion.

    Departing the village, we head outwards and upwards in a south-westerly direction and immediately encounter a stiff climb, a calves-busting 600 feet of ascent in the first 30 minutes. However, after this initial effort the gradient levels out and after traversing pasture and woodland paths we join the Upper Ceiriog Way, where a gradual ‘pull’ up a stoney track finds us reaching Bryn Du (1,670 feet) where (weather permitting) there are wide-ranging views of the surrounding hills.

    Following what might be the remnant of a drovers’ road or a miners’ track (or both) we then descend into the upper reaches of the River Teirw valley (a tributary of the River Ceiriog) and we encounter a weather-beaten memorial to a 19th century local worthy (a certain James Darlington) who was intimately involved with the mining industry, where the enigmatic inscription "Go and do you likewise" can barely be discerned. Perhaps a convenient location for a spot of lunch?

    Journeying up the other side of the valley we reject the tempting allure of Moel Fferna, preferring to follow a path less trodden into a brief exploration of the Ceiriog Forest before linking up with the North Berwyn Way. On ascending Vivod Mountain (1,820 feet) we will hopefully be rewarded with a panoramic view of Llantysilio and Ruabon Mountains to the north and the distant southern Berwyn landmarks to the south. Our homeward route finds us cresting Y Foel (1,710 feet) before descending through heather, pasture, and woodland back to Glyn Ceiriog.

    Distance: Walk distance and duration: 15 miles and 8 hours (including stops) Total ascent: 2,100 feet

    Leader: Alan Jones - 07950 583046

  • 9th July 2023 - Horseshoe Falls and Llantysilio Mountain

    Sunday 9th July 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey 08:30 [to ensure parking at the start point].

    This is a circular walk on generally well defined paths starting from the Horseshoe Falls heading steadily uphill northwest, past quarry workings & with the high point on Moel y Gamelin, followed by Moel y Faen before descending past the Ponderosa cafe on the Horseshoe Pass. Good views on a decent day. The return is east of the main road, mainly downhill, through varying landscapes passing close by the ruins of 13th Century Valle Crucis Abbey

    Distance: 10 miles - with a total of up to 2600 feet of ascent

    Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

  • 16th July 2023 - Corndon Hill

    Sunday 16th July 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet time: Abbey 08:30
    Walk start: 09:30
    Travel: 22 miles (40 mins) from Shrewsbury

    From our starting point in the village of Churchstoke we make our way up Todleth Hill before descending into the Nature Reserve and then ascending Roundton Hill. From here we climb up Corndon Hill visiting each of the four summit cairns and trig point. On a clear day the long-distance views are spectacular including Cadir Idris, the Snowdon range and the Berwyn Mountains as well as the Stiperstones ridge line. Descending Corndon Hill, we head out and back to the nearby Bronze Age stone circle at Mtichell's Fold before making our way back to Churchstoke via Lan Fawr.

    Distance: Distance: Approx 10 miles (5 hours) Ascent: 2,000 feet

    Leader: Clive Coxon

  • 23rd July 2023 - Pulverbatch

    Sunday 23rd July 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 08.30
    Walk start: 8.50

    Pulverbatch, which will mainly head SE and back, through the likes of Church Pulverbatch, Woolstaston, Betchcott and Picklescott.

    It has a total ascent of only 1473' but it is a much more interesting walk than it sounds


    Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 1500’ of ascent.

    Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Tel: 07824 542340

  • 30th July 2023 - Bishop's Castle Circular

    Sunday 30th July 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet Abbey at 9am.

    Heading west north west out of Bishop's Castle on the Kerry Ridgeway and Kerry Lane we go to Bishop's Moat. We then head west to join the Offa's Dyke Path at Nut Wood, following it south to Churchtown. From here we go east to join the Shropshire Way at Reilth Farm which we follow all the way back to Bishop's Castle

    Distance: 11 miles, 2000 feet ascent.

    Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

  • 6th August 2023 - Llangollen - Eglwyseg Rocks

    Sunday 6th August 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey at 8.30
    Walk Start approx 9.15
    The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Car park charge £3.50.
    ⛰️ Castell Dinas Bran (321 m) • ⛰️ Creigiau Eglwyseg (445 m) • ⛰️ Craig yr Adar (420

    Distance: 12 miles & 2000 feet ascent

    Leader: Dave Peters

  • 13th August 2023 - Snailbeach to the Stiperstones

    Sunday 13th August 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am
    Walk start at 9:30 am at Snailbeach Village Hall car park (voluntary donation of £2)

    Approximately 10 miles taking 5-6 hours. This figure of eight walk starts ascending through the old lead mines and gently climbs onto the Stiperstones Ridge which we will walk along to Nipstone rock. The route passes The Bog and follows a lower path on the westerly flanks before crossing back over the ridge, returning via Brook Vessons nature reserve and Lords Chapel. This is an easy walk, but good footwear is needed on the ridge as the terrain is unforgivingly rocky.

    Distance: Distance: 10 miles

    Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

  • 20th August 2023 - Flounders Folly and Wart Hill

    Sunday 20th August 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey 8am
    Walk start 9am

    Walk start: Craven Arms Discovery Centre, SY7 9RS.

    Journey 22miles from Shrewsbury.

    From the discovery centre it's straight across the fields and uphill through farmland, with lovely views at the top of the first ridge. A steady and then steeper zigzag path takes you through the bracken and over fallen logs to Flounders Folly.
    We descend and tackle a rough woodland section on Wenlock Edge which can be muddy, to cross the ford at Strefford.

    Onto Cheney Longville and the summit of Wart Hill for a well deserved lunch stop.

    We join the Shropshire way to return via Hopesay Hill.

    Distance: approx 12 miles (6 hours )

    Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

  • 27th August 2023 - Evenjobb

    Sunday 27th August 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey for 8.30am
    Walk start at Evenjobb Village Hall at 9.45am
    Parking to rear of village hall: Postcode LD8 2SD
    Slap-bang on the Welsh border, Offa's Dyke keeps to the crest of high ground as it swings north from Evenjobb, three miles east of New Radnor. This route initially follows the undulating earthwork as it often forms the boundary between fields and woods. In places, the Dyke (regularly marked with National Trail fingerposts) has now sunk into a low linear mound but its line can be traced for most of the way towards the damp meadows by the meandering River Lugg. Pasture leads to the easy-going climb to the trig point on Llan-fawr. Broad paths cut through the bracken and the top offers excellent views: west towards Mid Wales; east to a length of dyke perched high on Hawthorn Hill; and north to Graig Hill and the site of a battle where legendary Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr defeated the English in 1402. The return to Evenjobb follows farm tracks as well as a deep wooded holloway

    Distance: 11 miles and 2600 feet of ascent

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 3rd September 2023 - Oswestry

    Sunday 3rd September 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at Abbey at 9am. Walk starts 9.40am

    This would be an ideal walk for anyone who hasn't walked for a while or who isn't feeling confident to do a long demanding walk.

    The route takes in 3 attractions of Oswestry - Oswald's Well, The Old Racecourse and Old Oswestry Iron Age Fort.

    All the urban walking is done at the start of the walk, going through an unusual revolving gate and admiring Oswald's Well. We join a footpath on the west side of the town and walk across the pleasant parkland of the Llanforda Estate. After joining Offa's Dyke path there is a steep ascent, and then a walk through woodland heading north to reach the Old Oswestry racecourse. This is a figure of 8 circuit about 2 miles long. After galloping round, we take various footpaths eastwards to Pentre-clawdd and then follow the Wat's Dyke Way south to Old Oswestry Hill Fort. After a circuit of the fort it's a short walk back to the start.

    Distance: 10.7 miles 1200' of ascent

    Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

  • 10th September 2023 - Montgomery

    Sunday 10th September 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 9 am

    A 10 mile circular route from Montgomery going east across the Camlad valley to Marrington and Whittery Wood then on to Chirbury. The return is via Great Moat Farm, a short stretch of the Offa's Dyke Trail and Lymore Park. Back in the town we'll then walk up to look around the splendid ruins of Montgomery Castle and admire their commanding position overlooking the town, the route just walked and Corndon hill.

    Distance: 10 miles

    Leader: Ian Gellatly 07534 314242

  • 17th September 2023 - Carneddau including Carnedd Llewellyn

    Sunday 17th September 2023

    Walk Grade: A

    Start time from Abbey 7.00 am

    This is graded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magnificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley

    Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

    Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

  • 24th September 2023 - Shropshire Way Festival of Walks - Nipstone NR, Linley Hill & Norbury

    Sunday 24th September 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 9 am.

    To showcase the beauty and variety of landscapes along the Shropshire Way I arrange an annual Festival of Walks by inviting Shropshire walking groups to organise and lead a walk on a part of the Way. This is the Festival's 5th year and will be held from 16-24 September.

    I will be leading our Club's contribution to the Festival on Sunday 24 September starting from The Knolls car park on the Stiperstones. The scenic circular route will follow the Shropshire Way through the Nipstone Nature Reserve before it deviates off to go up and over Black Rhadley hill to enjoy the 360 degree views from the summit. We will then rejoin the Shropshire Way near Ridge, go up Linley Hill and down through Linley Beeches. We then leave the Way to begin our return via the quiet village of Norbury and on to Birchope and Kinnerton Green.

    One steep ascent, others more gradual. Lovely views in good weather.

    Distance: 11.5 miles, 2300 feet of ascent.

    Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

  • 1st October 2023 - Snowdonia Glyderau

    Sunday 1st October 2023

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at the Abbey at 07.15
    Walk start: 09:30

    Distance to start: 82 miles. Journey time: 2 hours 10 mins
    Toilet facilities are available en-route but not at the start itself.

    Because the walk starts at 350m, it provides a succession of steady, rather than steep climbs (it takes over 2 miles to make the highest climb of 1243’) up and over some mid-height mountains.

    We will top Y Garn (at 947m, the 10th highest in Snowdonia), Elidir Fawr (924m), Foel-goch (831m), Carnedd y Filiast (821m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m) and Elidir Fach (795m).

    The route sees some repetition, in opposite directions, as we work our way around the various high points but the reward in good weather is some wonderful views and the satisfaction of reaching so many high points.

    There is the potential for a little bit of low grade scrambling but I wouldn’t expect it to cause problems for any of our members.

    If the weather forecast proves to be unsuitable (again), I shall provide an alternative route, with a later meeting time, the day before at the latest




    Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 3874’ of ascent.

    Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

  • 8th October 2023 - Conwy Mountain

    Sunday 8th October 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey: 7:30
    Walk start: 9:00
    Distance to start: 85 miles
    Journey time: 90 mins

    Public toilets available near walk start on Quayside

    The walk starts out from Conwy Castle around the marina and heads up the North Wales Path to Conwy Mountain with spectacular views along the north Wales coast. The walk traverses several hills including Penmaen-bach, Allt Wen and Capelulo before returning on the Cambrian Way into Conwy. Following mainly stoney paths and grass tracks through heather and gorse open countryside.

    Parking: Morfa Bach LL32 8FZ
    Payment: £6 coins or PayByPhone App (no credit cards)

    Distance: Distance: 11 miles with 2,000 feet of ascent (5 ½ hours)

    Leader: Karen Breese - 07415 184001

  • 15th October 2023 - Presteigne

    Sunday 15th October 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at: 08:30
    Walk Start: 09:45
    Distance to start: 38 miles.
    Journey time: 67 minutes

    Toilets are located near to the walk start

    The route will see us head west, to allow us to head south along a particularly interesting section of the Offa’s Dyke Path.

    Eventually, we leave the trail at Rushock Hill, before quickly joining the Mortimer Trail, as far as Wychmoor, from where we head back to Presteigne in a northerly direction.

    Distance: 13 miles with a total of up to 2076’ of ascent

    Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

  • 22nd October 2023 - Stiperstones - Mucklewick trail leading to Mucklewick Hill and Flenney Bank

    Sunday 22nd October 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey 9am
    Walk starts at 9.30am
    Walk leader will meet the group at the walk start point - the car park at the Bog Mine visitor centre SY5 0NG.

    This 11 mile walk starts along the Mucklewick trail, heading over fields and stiles leading to Mucklewick hill and Flenny bank, then down a quiet tarmac lane to Linley
    Wood and back up towards Nipstone rock passing pools and wildlife. We will continue up to Nipstone rock, then pass Cranberry rock and continue on to the Devil's chair where will then head back down towards the start point.

    Some rocky areas so those who like to use walking poles please bring these in your kit. Waterproof boots required as some of the fields are boggy.

    Distance:

    Leader: Miranda Lucas - 07939 007290

  • 29th October 2023 - Chirk & Pontfadog

    Sunday 29th October 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey at 9.0am.

    Walk start approx 9.45am.
    Car park off Colliery Road, Chirk, LL14 5DH. Plenty of spaces on a Sunday.
    What 3 Words: propose: chips: snowballs

    In its lower reaches, the River Ceiriog marks the boundary between Wales and England. This ramble explores some of this borderland’s stirring landscapes and rich history, taking in Marcher stronghold Chirk Castle and finishing with a triumphant crossing of Chirk Aqueduct, which has one end in England, the other in Wales

    Distance: 11 miles and 1900 feet of ascent

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 5th November 2023 - Cardington

    Sunday 5th November 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at Abbey 8.30am. Cardington Village Hall car park 9am. £2 donation per car suggested.

    We leave Cardington heading to Folly Bank, and then go along Hoar Edge, through the beech coppice to Fodesley Lodge. From there we approach the north end of The Lawley that we ascend (and descend!), continuing to Little Caradoc and Caer Caradoc. We take the less steep diagonal path down from the summit, returning to Cardington via Willstone.

    Distance: 17.8km, 709m of ascent, approx 6 hours walking.

    Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

  • 12th November 2023 - Knighton

    Sunday 12th November 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at 9.15am at the Abbey

    Drive distance 36 miles. Start from Bowling Green Pay & Display Car Park, Knighton at approximately 10.30. There may be some free on street parking nearby.

    Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the walk start.

    This walk includes some of my previous route, turned the other way round with Garth Wood added and Knucklas Castle mound an optional extra.

    It's quite hilly with lovely views of Knucklas viaduct and surrounding valleys. There's quite a bit of lane walking as well as woods and a few muddy fields.

    Distance: Approx 10.5 miles, 620m ascent.

    Leader: LIZ WRIGHT - 07804 612318

  • 19th November 2023 - Norton Camp and Brandhill Gutter

    Sunday 19th November 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at Abbey 8.30 or 9.00 at Discovery Centre CP at Craven Arms

    We climb to Norton Camp then south over Whettlton Hill, cross the A49 towards Onibury, then south west, returning via Brandhill Gutter, we join the Shropshire Way, going past/briefly stopping at Stokesay Castle, shortly before arriving back at the start.

    Distance: 11 miles and 1650 feet of ascent

    Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

  • 26th November 2023 - Cannock Chase

    Sunday 26th November 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey at 8.45.
    Walk start at 9.45 approx
    Start point Milford Common car park £2
    Milford Common
    Brocton Road
    Stafford
    ST17 0UH

    This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety

    Distance: Approx 10 miles

    Leader: Dave Peters - 07794 411719

  • 3rd December 2023 - Plynlimon, source of The River Severn

    Sunday 3rd December 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at Abbey at 8am
    Travel time: 90 minutes
    Distance to start: 56 miles

    From Hafren forest car park the route starts along the Severn Way before branching off onto the Wye Valley Walk. It leaves that waymarked route to follow a forest track heading north, rejoining the Severn Way. Leaving forest behind, a narrow rocky path across peaty moorland goes to the source of the Severn. If visibility is good there is the possibility of continuing for a further half mile or so for magnificent views. Return to the car park is along the Severn Way.

    Running water is never out of earshot on this walk! Apart from the last section up to the source, we're on good paths and tracks.

    Distance: Approx. 8 miles 1277' of ascent

    Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

  • 10th December 2023 - Longmynd

    Sunday 10th December 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Start time at the Abbey 8.00. Walk starts at 8.30.

    Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hill is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

    Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

    Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

  • 17th December 2023 - Nescliffe Hill - Club Christmas Meal Walk

    Sunday 17th December 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey 11.30am
    Walk start 12 midday

    This is a great walk with club members booked on for the 3 Pidgeons for a meal at 4pm. All places for the meal are booked but anyone wishing to join for the walk please come along.

    A walk of about 7 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness

    Distance: Approx 9 miles

    Leader: Ian Gellatly - 07534 314242

  • 24th December 2023 - Ragdon, Soudley and Hope Bowdler (Christmas Eve)

    Sunday 24th December 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at abbey: 8:30 am
    Start walk: 9am at Lion Meadow car park Church Stretton.

    The route takes us SE through the hamlets of Ragdon, Chelmick and Soudley before crossing the B4371 to ascend the eastern flanks of Hope Bowdler to Middle Hill. From here we will continue ascending to Willstone Hill and onto Hope Bowdler before descending via Helmeth wood and back to start.

    Bring a packed lunch as normal, though not a long walk as I imagine we will all have plenty to do later in the afternoon.

    Distance: approx 7.5 miles

    Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

  • 31st December 2023 - Bridges

    Sunday 31st December 2023

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey 9.15am. Bridges car park 9.45am.

    We leave Bridges passing the youth hostel and follow the path alongside
    Darnford Brook before ascending Golden Valley. We take The Port Way up
    on to Long Mynd joining the Shropshire Way for a short while before
    heading back toward Ratlinghope across Wild Moor. From Ratlinghope we
    essentially retrace our steps towards Bridges for some deserved liquid
    refreshment in the inn (although please bring a packed lunch).

    Distance: Distance around 7 miles. About 1000' of ascent. Walk time around 4 hours

    Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467


Historic Walk Archive - By Grade

  • Grade A Walks - Involving a scramble
    • Carnedd Llewellyn

      This has been regraded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley. Total distance is around 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking.

      Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2018-06-10

    • Carneddau including Carnedd Llewellyn

      Start time from Abbey 7.00 am

      This is graded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magnificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley

      Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

      Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2023-09-17

    • Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe

      This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather.

      Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2022-06-26

    • Cwm Glas Skyline

      This is a scramble around one of the wildest valleys in Snowdonia, giving unparalleled views into the Snowdon massif and its rock architecture. Starting at SH629567 in Llanberis Pass, we pick out a faint route to the east of Dinas Mot and find a way onto the ridge, heading south along narrowing edges until we finally climb up to Crib Goch. From there we follow the airy crest westwards to Garnedd Ugain, which is the second highest top in Wales, only 20 meters below Snowdon. After a suitable pause to appreciate the whole eastern face of Yr Wyddfa, we turn away north and eventually scramble down the Gyrn Las ridge and into Cwm Glas. It's a route which has some narrow and exposed sections, and requires care to negotiate. That said, club members have done this route, and the Snowdon Horseshoe which shares part of it, several times over the years. We will only be doing it if the weather is suitable - dry and reasonably still. It's also physically quite demanding - not long in miles, but it will probably take 7 hours or so, which is why we probably won't do the obvious up-and-back to Snowdon summit.

      Distance: 7 hours or so

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2019-06-16

    • Rhinogydd

      Starting at SH684302 at about 09:45 (having left the Abbey at 8:00), we will head into the Bwlch Drws Ardudwy and then steeply up onto Rhinog Fach. Then there's a pleasant descent past Llyn Hywel and back into the Bwlch before a tough and rocky ascent to Rhinog Fawr, returning via Llyn Du. The Rhinogydd are rough and quiet hills, not often visited; and the route I've selected is a rocky, scrambly one. For this reason, it's been regraded as an 'A' walk: there's no technically difficult or especially exposed scrambling, but it is hands-on at times, and I'd suggest strong boots. The reward for all this effort should be magnificent views out to Cardigan Bay and a terrain full of interest. The distance is roughly 10 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing. It will probably take around 7-8 hours to do.

      Distance: Roughly 10 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2019-04-21

    • Senior's Ridge

      On the left side of the Idwal Slabs, there is a fine gully ascent with a little easy scrambling, which we follow until we reach Cwm Cneifion. Then we follow an indistinct scrambly route up Senior's Ridge and on to Glyder Fawr at 1001m. After that, it's the rough scree slope down and north-west towards Llyn y Cwn and up over Y Garn, before the final descent back towards Llyn Idwal. There's nothing too technical or exposed, but there are some hands-on-rock sections, so it's graded as an A walk.

      Distance:

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2014-06-08

    • Snowdon Horseshoe

      This is the classic walk of Snowdonia. Despite its seemingly moderate length of 11 km (6¾ miles) it is a very strenuous walk and one that requires a very good head for heights and some scrambling ability. The ascent up to Crib Goch and its crossing should only be attempted in conditions of low wind and relative dryness. If conditions are not suitable we will take the Pyg track instead. Starting point is Pen-y-pass (SH647555) or from near the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel if no parking is left at Pen-y-pass (adding an extra 3km (2 miles) to the walk. After crossing Crib Goch we reach Carnedd Ugain and then Snowdon summit. A descent is made to Bwlch-y-Saethau and then a partly scrambling ascent to the summit of Y Lliwedd. The descent to Llyn Llydaw joins the Miners’ track back to Pen-y-pass.

      Distance: 11 kilometres (6¾ miles) Ascent 1,110 metres (3,640 feet)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2016-05-08

    • Snowdon via Rhyd-ddu

      Distance to start: 83 miles. Journey time: 135 minutes. Toilet facilities at the start. We will initially walk along the very popular Rhyd-Ddu path but when it takes a turn NE, we will continue east, along a much quieter path, to take the Cambrian Way, to ascend Snowdon along Clogwyn du. This will involve some very gentle scrambling but absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Towards the top, we will rejoin the Rhyd-Ddu path, for the final push to the top. Our return will initially be along the Snowdon Ranger Path but we will leave it at the edge of the open access land, for a path, to the starting point. While most of this route will be very lightly populated, we can expect crowds at the top. There is the opportunity for fine views, throughout, with the section along Clogwyn du, being particularly exhilarating, while being safe. In addition to the views we will be walking through the remains of some quarries, which provides some added interest.

      Distance: 9 miles with a total of 3103’ of ascent.

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2022-05-08

    • Snowdon via South Ridge

      Starting at the cafe car park below the Watkin Path (SH 628506), we go up the Watkin, then the south ridge of Snowdon (some easy scrambling) and up to Snowdon summit. Return via Lliwedd - again with some (optional) scrambling.

      Distance:

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2016-09-04

    • Tryfan & Bristly Ridge

      Meet at the Abbey 7.00

      This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather

      Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2023-06-04

    • Yr Aran and Yr Wyddfa

      Starting near Nantgwynant at SH 634512, we take the Watkin Path along a fine stream - the Afon Cwm Llan is a procession of waterfalls and pools. As the path flattens out, we diverge steeply up to Yr Aran, which gives us superb views across all of South Snowdonia and out to Tremadoc Bay. Turning back northwards, we should see our route to the top of Snowdon. First, however, is a steep and rocky descent to Bwlch Cwm Llan; then we climb to traverse the South Ridge before joining the Rhyd Ddu to the summit. The return is along the Watkin Path most of the way, starting off on a sometimes unpleasant scree path which gradually improves until we pass quarry workings and the Gladstone Rock. It's been a long time since the Club took this spectacular route up Snowdon. The way is generally well marked but sometimes tough and rocky, with a little light scrambling, but nothing more than some routes up Cader Idris, for example. It is physically demanding, since we climb up from around 50m to 750m on Yr Aran, then drop to 500m before climbing to 1085m - about 1300m or 4250 ft of up.

      Distance:

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2020-06-14

  • Grade B Walks - Shropshire
    • Aran Fawddwy & Drysgol

      Meet at the Abbey 8.00 The start and finish is in Cwm Cywarch near Dinas Mawddwy. After a short walk up the valley the route turns west and ascends a stream with rocky outcrops, quite steeply in places, for 1,320 ft (400m) to a col between Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy. A ridge walk, boggy at times, following a fence, takes the route to the summit of Aran Fawddwy after 2½ miles (4 km). A descent to Drysgol is rocky at times. Then a return to Cwm Cwyarch down a relatively good path is made above the Hengwm valley

      Distance: 8 miles (12.5 km); Ascent/Descent: 2,955 feet (900 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-04-23

    • Aymestrey

      From Aymestrey, 17 miles, 1900 feet of ascent. The start is from the Village Hall car park, SO 425649 . The walk is rated B on account of distance NOT the severity of the terrain. Underfoot conditions are mostly reasonable to good!!  Noting the Roadman's Waggon, Threshing Machine and Mill Leat, we follow Mortimer's trail overlooking the River lugg before ascending through  Shobdon Hill Wood, down to Byton and on to the Herefordshire Trail to Upper Kinsham  to again follow the Lugg. Thence via Deerfold, Mistletoe Oak, Woodhampton and Brinshope to cross the course of the Roman Road and so back via Yatton.

      Distance: From Aymestrey, 17 miles, 1900 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2020-05-15

    • Bridges

      This is a 'low' grade B walk purely because of its 13 mile length. The total ascent is just under 2000 feet. The route goes along the Darnford valley then ascends Ratlinghope hill before descending to the Pulverbatch-Bridges road and continuing on a quiet lane to Gatten.  We then follow field paths and tracks with splendid views (on a good day!) to the base of Cothercott hill.  From the top we make our way to the Betchcott hills and the Portway giving us the chance to stride out en route to Pole Bank.  Our return begins with a descent down scenic Stanbatch and on to the hamlet of Adstone before ascending the hill of the same name back to Bridges where we may want to quench our thirst at the pub.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2019-07-07

    • Bucknell

      Meet 8:30 at Abbey Start walk at 9:30 Meet at small car park behind St Mary’s Primary School, Bucknell. Approaching Bucknell from the B4367 turn right immediately before the level crossing signposted Chapel Lawn. The school is directly ahead and we can park in the small car park behind the hedge, adjacent to the play area. A circular route of about 13 miles begins by following the river Redlake to Lower Lye where we start the long, steady ascent onto Stow Hill 430m. Hopefully we should get some far reaching views into Herefordshire. The path then slowly descends before climbing again on to the Offa's Dyke Path. From there we will head south via Panpunton Hill to Knighton and then the route goes east via Stowe and Weston before arriving back at Bucknell. Good paths and tracks with a little mud and a few short stretches of road.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-28

    • Cader Idris

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.00 am Walk start 9.45am The walk starts with a gentle stroll to get warmed up until we reach the start of the Minffordd Path which begins with a steep walk through a gorge, Nant Cadair, on a long section of steps. Eventually we come to the lake, Llyn Cau, where we will continue the climb to reach the ridge of Craig Cwm Amarch. The route then goes to Craig Cau from where we'll do the final climb to the summit. The descent will be via the Cambrian Path which is very steep with lots of loose stones. Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the start point. SH 7529 1356 what3words : forgives.risen.dropletup

      Distance: Total walk length is 8.5 miles with 3119 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Tracey Grant - 07974 814565

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-06-25

    • Cardington Cardio

      Start Cardington village hall.  To Willstone Hill, across to Hope Bowdler, then to Gaer Stone onto and over Caer Caradoc then over the Lawley and across to Lodge Hill returning along Hoar Edge to Cardington.

      Distance: 12½ miles Hilly

      Leader: Christine Bishop  07969 532660

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2018-02-25

    • Church Stretton to Ratlinghope circular

      8:15 Meet at Abbey Foregate The walk leaves and returns via Carding Mill Valley by less well trodden paths to avoid any crowds. Following parts of the Port Way out towards Ratlinghope we pass the village pub around the halfway point before returning along a section of the Cross Britain Way. Superb scenery from the Long Mynd of secluded valleys, notable Shropshire hills and far-reaching views of the Serengeti plains (weather permitting). Access via multiple farm gates, a few kissing gates and the odd Harry. The route crosses a mixture of well-defined paths, farmland and open hill tops so check the forecast for wind speed/direction and 'feels like' temperature for what to wear.

      Distance: Distance: 22km (13.6 miles) Ascent: 690m (2,300 feet)

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-21

    • Clwydian Range

      Meet 8.30 at the Abbey. Walk start 9.45 We start at the car park at the Clwyd Forest (£5 parking charge; toilet facilities available) and walk along the edge of the forest before joining Offa's Dyke Path (ODP). We head up to the Jubilee Tower on the top of Moel Famau and, with good weather and good visibility, we should be able to look across to the whole of the Snowdonia National Park. From there we continue on the ODP heading for Moel Dywyll. If the weather is fine, people are keen and we have made good time, we aim to continue to the Moel Arthur iron age fort before returning to Moel Dywyll. We continue to the small reservoir and then we skirt Ffrith Mountain, heading for Loggerheads Country Park (toilets and ice cream available). From there we return to our start point via Llanferres. Parking is tight in the Clwyd Forest car park, so we need to share cars as much as possible, including any people not meeting at the Abbey.

      Distance: 12 miles with optional extra 2 miles if people are up for it, weather permitting. 1900' ascent or 3000' with extension

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-14

    • Flounders' Folly

      Meet 9.00am at the Abbey. Remember the clocks go forward on Saturday evening! From the Craven Arms Discovery Centre the route follows the River Onny and Quinney Brook north to Strefford and then turns east, up and over Wenlock Edge to Callow Hill and Flounders' Folly https://www.floundersfolly.org.uk/. There are wonderful views all round with helpful illustrations on the viewing platform to identify the hills. From the Folly the route continues along the ridge with fantastic views of the Clee Hills, south to Bache, Norton, Norton Camp (Iron Age Fort) and Rotting Lane. It crosses the A49 to join the Shropshire Way past Stokesay, and a path back to Craven Arms. Mostly grassy paths and tracks. One or two short sections of road.

      Distance: 13 miles, 1,747 feet of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111 883

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-03-26

    • Hay Bluff

      Meet at the Abbey, at 8.15. If you wish to go directly to the walk start, please advise the walk leader and confirm, by text, on the day of the walk, that you will be attending. The text message will be acknowledged, if it is received before we set off from the Abbey. Walk Distance: 13 miles Total Ascent: 2888’ Walk start time: approx’ 10.15 The car park isn’t very big, so car sharing is likely to be necessary, although alternative parking is available, nearby. No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk. The journey time allows for comfort stops, en-route The route starts with a climb up to Lord Hereford’s Knob, from where we travel SW, following the path along the top of the escarpment, before turning to visit Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, where there will be the option of taking a short walk, to cross and return along the top of the dam. Alternatively, there is the option of resting your feet. We will then make our way to Capel-y-ffin, as directly as is practical, before climbing to the Offa’s Dyke Path, which we will use to make our way to Hay Bluff, from where we will return to the starting point. As you might expect, the walk is hilly, with some stretches of fairly steep climbing. The path down to Capel-y-ffin needs to be taken with care but it’s not especially difficult, just over used. There are plenty of views, to be had and weather permitting the route should provide fun for all Hillwalkers. No scrambling required and very few stiles.

      Distance: Walk Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: David Jakeman - Contact details: David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2022-10-16

    • Lake District- Patterdale Weekend

      Lake District Weekend 24th – 26th, March. Venue - Patterdale Hotel. Hotel website: www. patterdalehotel.co.ukSpecial offer Price: Total cost is £134 p/person, based on sharing a twin room, although some double rooms are also currently available. You can take a room, without sharing but the cost will be £268, although based on previous experience, a reduction may be arranged at the hotel, subject to management discretion. The price includes an excellent three course evening meal on the Friday and Saturday nights, with choices provided, as well as a fantastic buffet breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday (I recommend the sausages). Helvellyn and High Street are amongst many Wainwright’s that are within sensible walking distance, from the hotel. On a trip I organised last year, we didn’t use our cars at all, until it was time to return home. I shall offer a walk for each day but the choice is always available for you to choose your own walks or activities. There are currently plenty of rooms available but these will go fast, so if you wish to book a place on the trip, please do so quickly.

      Distance: various but average 12 miles and 2500 feet of climbing

      Leader: David Jakeman

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-03-24

    • Ludlow

      The start point is at SO 505742 by Whitcliffe Common with probably the best view of Ludlow. The walk is graded B purely because it's 13 miles, a mile over the limit for a C walk. The route follows good footpaths through woods and forest, across farmland and on a couple of stretches of tarmac. The 2300 feet of ascent is gained by longer gradual gradients - there are no steep ones. The route ascends south west into Mortimer Forest to Mary Knoll House and on through Hazel Coppice to Burrington village where the Herefordshire Trail is joined to go south and east to Elton. We'll then rejoin the Mortimer Trail to go north to the high point at High Vinnals and return to the start point via Mary Knoll Valley and Lower and Upper Evens. It's not all trees and the views from the open ground will give lovely far reaching views.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2020-02-17

    • Maesglase - Dinas Mawddwy

      Meet at The Abbey at 8 Walk start at 9.15-9.30 Journey time 1 hour 15 minutes Depending on weather forecast an alternative walk maybe laid on if necessary at last minute Leaving the layby off the A470 above Dinas Mawddy entering the forest to start the long climb to the slate quarry. Some very interesting tunnels and old buildings to explore. This will be a welcome rest from the first climb. We continue using the Cambriam Way with some navigation required due to lack of clear path. Reaching the top of the moorland we get to see our destination in all its glory. Very steep slow upwards climb stopping to look at the Waterfall at Craig Maesglase before the final climb onto Maesglase at 2200 feet above sea level. Descending down a steep slope looking to join a faint path towards Dinas Mawddy and across the road for a nice stroll through Park Wood back up to the cars.

      Distance: 8 miles with 2800 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-04-02

    • Moel Pearce, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Bronwem and The Wayfarer Pass

      Meet at The Abbey at 8 - Walk start from Llandrillo at 9.15 approx Toilet facilities at the start if open. Starting from the village hall car park at the centre of the village its a steady climb towards Moel Pearce and stopping on route to look at Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle. Onwards past Moel Pearce and the junction of the climb towards Cadair Berwyn. Extremely wet boggy ground all the way to the top, apart from some rest bite on duck boards. Back down and then up Cadair Bronwen and over towards the Wayfarer Pass, again wet and boggy and difficult under foot. Then a good track all the way back. This certainly isn't for the novice walker that's for sure

      Distance: 12 Miles and 2700 feet of assent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-02-12

    • Morville, Near Bridgenorth

      Journey time: 26 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start: Approx. 09:00 No toilet facilities at the start, or available during the walk. This circular walk will see us go along the drive, to Aldenham Park, passing the front of the house and stable house, before making our way to Aston Eyre, Upton Crescent, Chetton, Meadowley, The Lye and Morville Hall. We will also try to take the opportunity to enter three different Norman churches, which were all open during my recent walk recce and which all well worth a visit. The walk offers good views, along interesting paths, with plenty to see along the way. It’s hilly, without being particularly difficult, so should be suitable for all members. That said I should mention, in fairness, that there is an awkward stile (the type without steps, that has wooden pieces attached to a wire fence), which leans toward you as, you cross it, unless it is supported by somebody, as well as a low footbridge that needs to be crossed with care, due to missing planks. When a female friend and I did the recce, neither obstacle caused us any great difficulties and we could have easily crossed the shallow ditch/dry (at the time), stream bed, without using the bridge.

      Distance: 12.5 miles, with a total of 2448’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman Mob: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2022-11-13

    • North Berwyns

      Meet at the Abbey at 7.30am. Walk start in Glyn Ceiriog approximately 8.45am. As per usual, if you are making your own way to the start please let me know in advance by text. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50-60 minutes, via A5 and Chirk. Car parking & toilets: There are free public toilet facilities in the village. Parking will be at Canolfan Ceiriog Centre New Road, Glyn Ceiriog Llangollen LL20 7HE This is predominantly a moorland walk with sections of pasture, forest tracks and a limited amount of tarmac. A good level of fitness is required as I anticipate the duration of the walk to be close to 8 hours. Stops are planned for elevenses, lunch, and a mid-afternoon refreshment break, as well as ad-hoc pauses in between. This walk starts and finishes in the charming village of Glyn Ceiriog, located in the foothills of the northern segment of the Berwyn Mountains. Although the total ascent is only around 2,000 feet, the length of the walk and the constantly changing uneven ground may make this a challenging experience which might possibly result in sore feet and tired legs at its conclusion. Departing the village, we head outwards and upwards in a south-westerly direction and immediately encounter a stiff climb, a calves-busting 600 feet of ascent in the first 30 minutes. However, after this initial effort the gradient levels out and after traversing pasture and woodland paths we join the Upper Ceiriog Way, where a gradual ‘pull’ up a stoney track finds us reaching Bryn Du (1,670 feet) where (weather permitting) there are wide-ranging views of the surrounding hills. Following what might be the remnant of a drovers’ road or a miners’ track (or both) we then descend into the upper reaches of the River Teirw valley (a tributary of the River Ceiriog) and we encounter a weather-beaten memorial to a 19th century local worthy (a certain James Darlington) who was intimately involved with the mining industry, where the enigmatic inscription "Go and do you likewise" can barely be discerned. Perhaps a convenient location for a spot of lunch? Journeying up the other side of the valley we reject the tempting allure of Moel Fferna, preferring to follow a path less trodden into a brief exploration of the Ceiriog Forest before linking up with the North Berwyn Way. On ascending Vivod Mountain (1,820 feet) we will hopefully be rewarded with a panoramic view of Llantysilio and Ruabon Mountains to the north and the distant southern Berwyn landmarks to the south. Our homeward route finds us cresting Y Foel (1,710 feet) before descending through heather, pasture, and woodland back to Glyn Ceiriog.

      Distance: Walk distance and duration: 15 miles and 8 hours (including stops) Total ascent: 2,100 feet

      Leader: Alan Jones - 07950 583046

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-07-02

    • Pole Bank Plus

      Start: lay-by below Gaerstone Farm on B4371 road from Church Stretton to Much Wenlock (SO 468932). We ascend Ragleth Hill and drop down into Little Stretton. The route then goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then along the Long Mynd past the Shooting Box to Plush Hill and All Stretton. Crossing the A49 leads to Caer Caradoc and Hope Bowdler Hills with a return to the Gaerstone lay-by.

      Distance: 21.6 km (13.4 miles), Ascent/Descent : 988m (3,240 ft)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2019-03-03

    • Shrewsbury to Church Stretton (Linear walk)

      Meet Abbey 8.30 am 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent. The terrain is a mix of track and pleasant field paths with some tarmac. Our walks are usually from or around Church Stretton, but on this occasion we walk to the town from the Abbey returning to Shrewsbury by train. It's longer than most of our routes but the few ascents are gradual therefore making the walk very doable. Most of the route will follow the Shropshire Way firstly along the river to Kingsland, on to Meole village and Bayston Hill then the landscape becomes more rural as we walk the length of Lyth Hill to Exfords Green. We then head across country to the environs of Pulverbatch and on to Wilderley Hill and across the Betchcott Hills to join the Portway on the Long Mynd before descending around Haddon Hill and the golf course to the town. With good midsummer weather (hopefully) there will be good views from the various high points. Plenty of places for refreshments at the end. Return train at 17.08 or there is another at 18.35. 15 minute journey back to Shrewsbury, fare £7.60. Bring pass if you have one. Note There are a few short sections of unfriendly vegetation in the first few miles (nothing terrible but the nettles may have grown a bit more since my recce!) so long trousers are advisable. Lighter weight footwear rather than heavy walking boots would suit the terrain and distance well. The choice is yours; the most important thing is comfort.

      Distance: 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent

      Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-06-18

    • Snowdonia Glyderau

      Meet at the Abbey at 07.15 Walk start: 09:30 Distance to start: 82 miles. Journey time: 2 hours 10 mins Toilet facilities are available en-route but not at the start itself. Because the walk starts at 350m, it provides a succession of steady, rather than steep climbs (it takes over 2 miles to make the highest climb of 1243’) up and over some mid-height mountains. We will top Y Garn (at 947m, the 10th highest in Snowdonia), Elidir Fawr (924m), Foel-goch (831m), Carnedd y Filiast (821m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m) and Elidir Fach (795m). The route sees some repetition, in opposite directions, as we work our way around the various high points but the reward in good weather is some wonderful views and the satisfaction of reaching so many high points. There is the potential for a little bit of low grade scrambling but I wouldn’t expect it to cause problems for any of our members. If the weather forecast proves to be unsuitable (again), I shall provide an alternative route, with a later meeting time, the day before at the latest

      Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 3874’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-10-01

  • Grade B Walks - Futher afield
    • Abergavenny

      This is a circuit of 12 miles which includes the best of Monmouthshire's rounded hills and lush valleys. The hills are Crûg Mawr, 550m, and the better-known Sugar Loaf, 596m. Between the two is a long-winded zigzag route - but you do get to Sugar Loaf in the end.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-06-23

    • Aberllefenni

      Aberllefenni circular over Waun Oer, Cribin Fawr and Maesglase - 3300 ft.

      Distance:

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 01743 241284

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2016-10-02

    • Bala Circuit

      Starting from a parking area near Bala at SH928354, we will do a clockwise circuit of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), rising up on the east side to 480m with superb views of Arenig Fawr behind the lake, and later the Aran ridge. We descend to Llanuwchllyn, then continue along some good tracks up the west side. Total distance is around 15 miles, and there's a surprising amount of climbing - maybe 3000 feet. It will take the best part of 8 hours, so bring head torches since we'll be on GMT.

      Distance: Total distance is around 15 miles, and there's a surprising amount of climbing - maybe 3000 feet.

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-10-28

    • Berwyn's

      Llandrillo circular via Memorial Stone, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych. 17 miles

      Distance: 17 miles

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 01743 241284

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2015-08-23

    • Black Hill

      The walk will start from the main car park in Hay on Wye, at approx. 10:15. We follow Offa's Dyke path to Llech-y-Lladron, where we turn off to the Black hill trig point, then descend the Black Cat ridge. The return follows a track to Craswall,  passing the Bull's Head.  Bridleways and a forest track take us to Pen-shinkle then onto Cusop Hill, dropping down to Cusop, and the ODP  back to Hay.

      Distance: Distance approx 17 miles; moderate though total ascent is 3600 ft (No heather)

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2015-07-05

    • Brecon Beacons

      Meet at the Abbey 8.00am or at the start point at 10.00am. Please let Jane know if you are going directly to the start point. Start point car park at SO024249. £3 parking fee, either cash or Pay By Phone app. NT members free with card. The walk follows the stream up Cwm Llwch and then takes in Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big on rocky paths before a long, gentle grassy decent on Cefn Cyff. Paths, tracks and road take us back to the car park. Superb views if the weather is kind. This will be a long day. Bring plenty to drink and eat. Please let me know if you are travelling direct - 07746 111883. Approaching Brecon on the A470 take the 2nd exit (A40) off the first roundabout you come to. At the 2nd roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Llanfaes on the B4601. Cross traffic lights, take the first turning on the right - Ffrwdgrech Road - opposite the Drovers Arms. Where the road divides into 3 take the left branch and continue straight on until you reach the car park. Journey approx. 84 miles.

      Distance: Approx. 12.5 miles, 3,354ft of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2021-09-12

    • Bâl Mawr

      The hallmarks of this walk are the north-south ridges, and the area is generally known as the Black Mountains. The walk starts near Llanvihangel Crucorney, and will proceed northwards over Hatterall Hill; then go down into Llanthony, which is dominated by its ruined abbey (Norman, parts Early English). After this, there is a sharp climb out of the valley and up to Bâl Mawr (607m, 1992 ft); after which we return south to complete the route.

      Distance:

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2010-06-28

    • Cadair Berwyn

      Starting in Llangynog (SJ 0535 2615), we take the usual track up and over to Pistyll Rhaeadr and then up to Cadair Berwyn (827m or 2712 ft.). The return will be over Moel Sych and either back down towards Afon Rhaeadr, or west to cross the B4391. Total distance will be around 20-24 km (12.5-15 miles), depending on weather and how the group feels. This is a mountain route with the potential for severe weather conditions - all walkers are expected to be suitably equipped with good footwear and warm clothing, plenty of food and a headtorch.

      Distance: Total distance will be around 20-24 km (12.5-15 miles), depending on weather and how the group feels

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-03-12

    • Cadair Bronwen

      Meet at Abbey at 8 am. Walk starts from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. (OS Grid Ref. SJ 157329) We leave the village taking an easy track through pasture land. Near Votty there is a short steep ascent before taking a well graded track up to the ridge just west of Mynydd Tarw. Thence via Foel Wen and Tomle before taking the ridge to Caidair Bronwen, part of which is on a board walk. Then north to the Memorial Stone before descending the Nant Rhydwilym valley by track and field paths.

      Distance: 14 miles with 3150 ft of ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-04-28

    • Cadair Idris

      Starting in the layby at SH752135, we head down to the main Minffordd car park (toilets available), then steeply up steps into Cwm Cau. Then another climb up to the rim of the Cym, which we follow round to the top of Cadair Idris at 893m. The return is somewhat longer, over Mynydd Moel first and then down through the intricacies of Gau Craig, before a final boggy section through the valley and back to the layby. Total distance around 10 miles, ascent about 3000 ft. It's tough going in places, so probably 7 hours or so. Cadair Idis isn't the highest mountain, but it is full of interest, and on a good day the views over the Mawddach estuary and the Rhinogs to the north are magnificent.

      Distance: Around 10 miles

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-07-22

    • Caersws Circular

      Walk will be Caersws circular of 13m.via Llanwnog, Lyn-y-Tarw and Severn Way.  Park at Caersws railway stn CP, ref 030918.  Abbey at 8.00am, Caersws 09.15am.approx.

      Distance:

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 07769 264950

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-12-03

    • Cake Abbey

      Place: Calke Abbey in Derbyshire Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332’ of ascent. Meet at the Abbey at 08.30, walk start: 10.00. Parking: Calke, Grid ref: SK 374 225, Post code: LL20 7HE. Distance to start: 69 miles. Journey time: 85 minutes. Toilet facilities are available, if open, at least four times during the course of the route but not at the start. They are however, fairly evenly spread apart. The walk is an unusual one, unlike any organised one that I’ve been on or led. It’s not at all demanding but packed with interest, with short stops on the way around to take in some of the more interesting features. We will visit the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall, Breedon on the Hill Church,for its views and Saxon carvings, Melbourne, Staunton Harold Reservoir and Calke Abbey, to explore its fascinating outbuildings.

      Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-07-14

    • Carnedd Gwenllian

      Carnedd Gwenllian, B Walk, 14 miles with 3000 ft ascent. Meet at Abbey at 8 am. The start is from the car park 3/4 mile up the small road from Abergwyngregyn taking the track immediately after a dog leg over a small bridge. Grid ref SH664719. £3 parking charge, toilets available. The route is initially east along a minor road leading to tracks overlooking the Menai Straight. Thence ascending to the south via Drum and Foel Fras to Carnedd Gwenllian. Backtracking a little an initially faint path across remote moorland is followed below Yr Aryg and Bera Bach before heading more northerly to follow above a steep sided valley back to Aber.In the early stages this path is again indistinct before becoming well defined. For much of the latter half of the walk we are likely to have the country to ourselves.

      Distance: 14 miles with 3000 ft ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-09-15

    • Carneddau (Radnorshire)

      Carneddau Hills, 30th September, meet at The Abbey, 8 am. Parking in designated car park at SO 017557. This is just west of the A470 and 2 miles south of Newbridge on Wye. The walk of 15 miles comprises minor roads and tracks and passes over the lower levels of the Carneddau Hills.

      Distance: 15 miles

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-09-30

    • Carneddau Eight Summits

      Start Point:  9.45  Forestry Commission Car park 1 mile SE of Abergwyngregyn village (Grid Ref:  SH664719).   A walk taking in 8 of the central Carneddau tops: Lltymor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau.  The route ascends above Aber Falls and follows the Afon Goch for a mile before heading steeply up to Llytmor.  Then there is grassy walking on the long ridge with a succession of tops.

      Distance: A long day.  12½ miles (20km), Ascent 3,750ft (1,145m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-08-06

  • Grade C Walks - Shropshire
    • Church Stretton via Chelmick, Hope Bowdler & Caer Caradoc

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am Starting from the centre of Church Stretton, the route will head south east through woods across the flank of Ragleth then on to the quiet hamlet of Chelmick and Hope Bowdler village. We'll ascend the ridge of the same name and hopefully get good views all round as we stride out to Wilstone Hill and up and down to the summit of Caer Caradoc. The route then descends to cross the A49 to All Stretton before wending its way back to the start point to give us time to pop into a cafe for refreshments.

      Distance: 10 miles with 1800 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Gill Pursey

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-22

    • Aston on Clun

      A pretty route around the villages of Aston on Clun, Kempton and Edgton returning via Wart Hill and Hopesay Hill to Aston.

      Distance: 11.5 miles.

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-04

    • Beacon Ring Hill Fort

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.00 - Walk start 9.30-9.45 Starting from the village of Buttington just off the A458 signposted B4388 in front of The Green Dragon pub. Large public carpark 100 yards on the left past the graveyard opposite a small cottage. This circular walk starts across open fields climbing steadily via the Cross Britain Way & Offas Dyke Path to Beacon Ring Hill Fort. Off the top dropping down through woodland via Phillip's Gorse, Through Roundabout and Pole Plantation. We climb Beacon Ring again on the return leg from a different direction before heading back to the cars along some of the same path we set out on. With the Green Dragon being so close it would be a shame not the take advantage and all have a drink to the new walking year.

      Distance: 12 Miles & 2200 Feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-01

    • Bishop's Castle

      We leave Bishop's Castle following the Shropshire Way, turning off as we near Colebatch. From here we make our way to Bury Ditches, then on to Lydbury North and back to Bishop's Castle

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-11-29

    • Bishop's Castle Circular

      Meet Abbey at 9am. Heading west north west out of Bishop's Castle on the Kerry Ridgeway and Kerry Lane we go to Bishop's Moat. We then head west to join the Offa's Dyke Path at Nut Wood, following it south to Churchtown. From here we go east to join the Shropshire Way at Reilth Farm which we follow all the way back to Bishop's Castle

      Distance: 11 miles, 2000 feet ascent.

      Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-30

    • Bishop's Castle to Clun

      To celebrate the completion of the new 200 mile figure of eight route the Shropshire Way Association has organised a week long festival of 26 walks led by Shropshire based walking groups.  Our Club's contribution to this Festival is to walk Stage 3 of the Way from Bishop's Castle to Clun - a scenic 11.5 miles starting from BC town centre and heading south west towards Colebatch before turning north west to Middle Woodbatch and Reilth Top.  The route then goes west to Churchtown where it joins the Offa's Dyke Path for a stretch to Hergan hill.  Parting company with the national trail at this point we'll go south east for the wonderful descent along the Cefns then follow the river Clun to the town of the same name where we plan to finish with a toast to the Way in one of the pubs.  We'll clock up almost 2000 feet of ascent as the route undulates through varied terrain (all pretty good) with very little tarmac!  You'll be rewarded with some of the best views to be had in the county if the weather is kind to us.  Hope you can join us. To facilitate the linear nature of this walk, one car will be parked in Clun before the walk starts and the driver will return the other drivers to BC at the end to collect their cars whilst the rest of the walkers enjoy refreshments in Clun.  All walkers will contribute equally to our usual car sharing costs.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey   01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-09-22

    • Bog Trot

      Start Bog CP GR358978. 9.15. NW to Shelve. Then Shelve Hill. Stapeley Hill and S to Mitchell’s Fold. Then S and up Corndon Hill, descending S then E to Fishpool . NW to Mucklewick Hill & Grit Hill. Returning E to The Bog

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-05-05

    • Breidden Hills

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.30 Walk Start 10.00 Journey time approx 30 minutes. Meeting at Middletown village Hall. This is located just before the Breidden Pub. Slow entry into the village the pub sign will come into view and village hall on the left as soon as you see the sign. Grid reference: SJ 301124 Postcode: SY21 8EL Three words: vets.states.gravel Starting at the village hall carpark is a tarmac walk before crossing over the busy A458. We enter a field on the left heading onto the lower forested slopes of Moel Y Golfa. This is very steep and slippy underfoot so care to be taken. Final scramble to the summit for the fantastic far reaching views. We drop down through the forest before going on a short tarmac section into further woodland towards Rodneys Pillar. Potential stop point within the woods with large table and seating. Onto the top of Rodneys with again great 360 degree views. Our next destination can clearly be seen from here. Then on towards Bulthy and Middletown hills. Very wet and boggy underfoot and gaiter's are a must in parts. Steep slippy climb up the the point we go left to Bulthy and retrace this down to Middletown. Easy steady descent back to Middletown.

      Distance: Length: 7.68 miles Climbing: 2,388

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-09

    • Bridges

      Meet at the Abbey 9.15am. Bridges car park 9.45am. We leave Bridges passing the youth hostel and follow the path alongside Darnford Brook before ascending Golden Valley. We take The Port Way up on to Long Mynd joining the Shropshire Way for a short while before heading back toward Ratlinghope across Wild Moor. From Ratlinghope we essentially retrace our steps towards Bridges for some deserved liquid refreshment in the inn (although please bring a packed lunch).

      Distance: Distance around 7 miles. About 1000' of ascent. Walk time around 4 hours

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-31

    • Bromley Callow

      Start SJ324036.  From the lay-by where the B4499 crosses the Rea Brook the walk ascends Bromlow Callow, thence to Stapeley Hill and Mitchell's Fold.  Back via Rorrington Hill and Meadowtown.

      Distance: Approx 10.5 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-12-07

    • Brown Clee

      Start point SO608872.  Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 09:00, or at start point at 9.45am.  Please let me know if you are driving there directly: 07746 111883.  Journey approx. 24 miles. The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill.  The route then follows paths via Cockshutford to Nordy Bank Fort and then joins the Jack Mytton Way southwards taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf.  Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track (with hurdles since the storms!) For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

      Distance: 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent.

      Leader: Jane Williams  07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-02-13

    • Brown Clee and Weston Hill

      Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walking from Liberty Common by 9. Travel distance 30 miles approx 50 mins travel.The summit of Brown Clee Hill is the highest point in Shropshire and the breezy top - known as Abdon Burf - offers far-reaching panoramas over much of the county, as well as views back towards Birmingham and west into Wales. This long walk includes exhilarating open moorland, high commons, deep valleys and a large and impressive Iron Age fort. The numerous timber-framed buildings are characteristic of the Welsh Borders, whilst the isolated hillside cottages are reminders of the days when families used to erect simple houses on the common land. The route passes through the attractive village of Clee St Margaret, where an unusual shallow ford runs along a lane for 50 metres, and concludes by climbing over the brow of Weston Hill.By Roger Butler ROUTE Start/parking: Small car park by gateway to Clee Liberty Common, grid ref SO568834, postcode SY8 2EW Paths and tracks over moorland, commons and fields; some quiet lanes too Stiles: 12 PLANNING Nearest town: Ludlow Refreshments: No pubs or cafes on the route - picnic required Public toilets: None on route Maps: OS Explorer 217; Landranger 137

      Distance: 11.51 miles and 2,127 feet of climbing.

      Leader: George Nutter 07532 345100 or georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-20

    • Bucknell

      This is a varied walk with wonderful views.   10.5 miles with a 1200 ht gain.  Starting from Bucknell church, to Darky Dale, then Vron to Stow Hill, then Stowe, passing the unique Stowe church, then Weston and return to a pub in Bucknell.

      Distance: 10.5 miles

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-08-16

    • Burrow Hill

      Park at Aston on Clun in the Community Hall car park off Broome Road, the B4369. This is just south of its junction with the B4368. Grid ref:- SO395815. Meet at the Abbey at 9 am or please advise me if you intend to go directly to Aston on Clun. Journey time from Shrewsbury approx. 40 minutes. We pass the Arbor Tree, ascend Hopesay Hill, skirt Wart Hill, the paths over which are currently closed due to many fallen trees and extensive forestry operations, and thence to Horderley where we contemplate the remnants of a past transport system up the Valley of the Onny. Over Ridgeway Hill and up Burford Bank before descending to Hopesay. Passing Hopesay Church with its information board the final climb ascends to the well preserved Burrow Hill Fort giving fine views from the highest point on the walk. Thence back down to Aston on Clun.

      Distance: Walk 11.5 miles with 2000 ft. of ascent

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-03-06

    • Bury Ditches

      Meet at Bury Ditches car park, we will go over the hill fort, on to Clunton and Clunbury, over the Burrow and back via the Shropshire Way.

      Distance:

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-04-13

    • Cannock Chase

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.45. Walk start at 9.45 approx Start point Milford Common car park £2 Milford Common Brocton Road Stafford ST17 0UH This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety

      Distance: Approx 10 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters - 07794 411719

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-26

    • Cardingmill Valley and The Lawley

      9.00am from The Abbey, Shrewsbury and start Lion Meadow CP Church Stretton 09.30. We cross Cardingmill Valley to CS Golf Club and on to Cwmdale and the lower part of Batch Valley. From All Stretton the route crosses the A49 and heads N parallel with Caer Caradoc. We ascend to the col between Caer Caradoc and Little Caradoc descending into Comeley and then ascending The Lawley. After continuing over the summit we descend and cross afield to ascend Hoar Edge. After walking through Enchmarsh we cross The Wilderness and reach Cwms Lane which is followed back to Church Stretton. 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft).

      Distance: 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft)

      Leader: Colin Carson

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-08

    • Cardington

      Meet at Abbey 8.30am. Cardington Village Hall car park 9am. £2 donation per car suggested. We leave Cardington heading to Folly Bank, and then go along Hoar Edge, through the beech coppice to Fodesley Lodge. From there we approach the north end of The Lawley that we ascend (and descend!), continuing to Little Caradoc and Caer Caradoc. We take the less steep diagonal path down from the summit, returning to Cardington via Willstone.

      Distance: 17.8km, 709m of ascent, approx 6 hours walking.

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-05

    • Carrog to Llantysilio Mountain

      Meet: Abbey Foregate at 9am Walk Start: 10am An undulating 10-mile circular walk from the small village of Carrog on the River Dee to Llantisilio Mountain and back. The route follows parts of the Clwydian Way and Dee Valley Way along green paths and stoney tracks with outstanding views from the summit of Moel Morfydd (550m ASL) of the surrounding AONB. The walk starts and finishes from the village pub with arrangements to use their car park. No toilets at the start but a public WC is available in Llangollen town centre car park about 6 miles before reaching Carrog

      Distance: Walk Distance: 16Km (10 miles) Walk Duration: 5 hours Total Ascent: 820m (2,700 ft)

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-06-11

    • Chirk & Pontfadog

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.0am. Walk start approx 9.45am. Car park off Colliery Road, Chirk, LL14 5DH. Plenty of spaces on a Sunday. What 3 Words: propose: chips: snowballs In its lower reaches, the River Ceiriog marks the boundary between Wales and England. This ramble explores some of this borderland’s stirring landscapes and rich history, taking in Marcher stronghold Chirk Castle and finishing with a triumphant crossing of Chirk Aqueduct, which has one end in England, the other in Wales

      Distance: 11 miles and 1900 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-29

    • Church Stretton

      Joint walk with Shropshire Young Ramblers and Christmas drinks: Grade C, start 9.00. Celebrate the Winter Solstice (well almost!) and the Festive Season with a circular route from the centre of Church Stretton finishing with drinks in a town pub. Christmas hats and accessories preferable but not compulsory. Meet at 9 am at the Abbey to share cars or at 9.30 am in the main car park, Easthope Road (opposite the Co-op), Church Stretton (free on Sundays and toilets available). Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to Church Stretton. 10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent via the summit of Caer Caradoc, across to The Wilderness and down to Cardington village, up to Willstone Hill and along the Hope Bowdler ridge to the Gaer Stone then a gentle return to the town for drinks in the Kings Arms. One steep ascent early on to Caer Caradoc, a more gradual one to Willstone Hill later on otherwise it's a fairly easy undulating route through fields and on tracks with minimal tarmac. If the weather is on our side there will be plenty of good views.

      Distance: 10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent

      Leader: Gill Pursey 01743 2720986 or 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-12-19

    • Clee Hills

      Meet at the Abbey at 8.30am. Journey approx. 24 miles. The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill. The route then follows paths via Cockshutford and Nordy Bank Fort to join the Jack Mytton Way southwards, taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf. Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track. For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

      Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-16

    • Clee Hills

      Start point SO608872 . Starting with the ascent of Abdon Burf, the route continues to Abdon and then turns south to Cockshutford, then eastwards and upwards to the meeting of 6 paths.  Descent is over Clee Liberty to join the Jack Mytton Way, heading south. The route then turns northwards on the Shropshire Way, over Clee Burf and back to the start point.  Wonderful far reaching views on a clear day.

      Distance: Approx 11.5 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-12-15

    • Clee St Margaret

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.30. Walk start: 09.30 from the small triangular shaped car park at SO 568 834 (nearest post code SY7 9EF) which lies between Clee St. Margaret and Stoke St. Milborough, which I’m sure most members will have used. Distance to start: 26 miles. Journey time: 50 minutes. No toilet facilities available, either at the start or during the course of the walk. Best to stop at Much Wenlock, on the way. The walk takes a direction away from Clee Hill, for a meandering route to Tugford, before an even more indirect route back. While it has some short, sharp hills to climb, the total ascent is only 1452’. Nevertheless, it‘s a surprisingly interesting walk, with some good views. It’s much better than I expected, when I planned it. Be aware though, that it does have the potential to be muddy in places. Distance around 10.5 miles.

      Distance: 10.5 miles.

      Leader: David Jakeman  07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-09

    • Clun

      C Walk, 12 miles with 2150 feet of ascent. Meet at Abbey at 9 am. Walk starts from Car Park by Clun Bridge (Grid Ref. SO 299807) where there are facilities. We go out to the west passing Springhill Farm, turn south below Llanfair Hill and follow the Offa's Dyke Path to Garbett Hall. Thence via a meandering route back to Clun. Subject to the weather the open countryside offers excellent views.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-04-07

    • Clun

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.15 Walk start: Approx’ 09.15. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50 minutes Toilet facilities are available, if open, in Clun. These are located in a car park, next to the river, on the B4368 road to Newcastle on Clun and a short distance from our starting point. The first part of this circular walk heads in a north westerly direction along The Shropshire Way until we turn south along the Offa’s Dyke Path, before turning west, for Clun, along the Jack Mytton Way. In Clun we will we can take time to explore the castle remains, before returning to the starting point. It’s a simple route, taking advantage of three major paths, to enable us to explore much of the best that this area of Shropshire has to offer.

      Distance: 12.5 miles with a total of 2254’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-29

    • Clun

      Meet at the Abbey at 9am or at the Clun Castle car park (SO 299 807), where there are toilets, at 10am. We head up past the Youth Hostel on the Shropshire Way to Bury Ditches where we can explore some of the hill fort and admire the views. From there we continue along the Shropshire Way for a short stretch before heading over Clunton Hill to Clunton. We cross the river Clun and return to Clun via Sowdley Wood and Woodside. If time permits, we can visit Clun Castle.

      Distance: 10 miles, 1700' of ascent

      Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931 or milesj653@gmail.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-10-23

    • Conwy Mountain

      Meet at the Abbey: 7:30 Walk start: 9:00 Distance to start: 85 miles Journey time: 90 mins Public toilets available near walk start on Quayside The walk starts out from Conwy Castle around the marina and heads up the North Wales Path to Conwy Mountain with spectacular views along the north Wales coast. The walk traverses several hills including Penmaen-bach, Allt Wen and Capelulo before returning on the Cambrian Way into Conwy. Following mainly stoney paths and grass tracks through heather and gorse open countryside. Parking: Morfa Bach LL32 8FZ Payment: £6 coins or PayByPhone App (no credit cards)

      Distance: Distance: 11 miles with 2,000 feet of ascent (5 ½ hours)

      Leader: Karen Breese - 07415 184001

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-08

    • Corndon Hill

      Meet time: Abbey 08:30 Walk start: 09:30 Travel: 22 miles (40 mins) from Shrewsbury From our starting point in the village of Churchstoke we make our way up Todleth Hill before descending into the Nature Reserve and then ascending Roundton Hill. From here we climb up Corndon Hill visiting each of the four summit cairns and trig point. On a clear day the long-distance views are spectacular including Cadir Idris, the Snowdon range and the Berwyn Mountains as well as the Stiperstones ridge line. Descending Corndon Hill, we head out and back to the nearby Bronze Age stone circle at Mtichell's Fold before making our way back to Churchstoke via Lan Fawr.

      Distance: Distance: Approx 10 miles (5 hours) Ascent: 2,000 feet

      Leader: Clive Coxon

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-16

    • Corndon and Roundton

      Start point SO302977.  North to Mitchell's Fold and beyond, descending to the west, passing the southern end of Crest Wood, south to Hagley, down through Marrington Dingle to walk alongside the Camlad, a steep ascent out of the Dingle, then various paths to the hilltop fort on Roundton Hill then return via the summit of Corndon Hill to the start.

      Distance: Approx 11 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2020-02-02

    • Corndon and Stapeley

      This undulating route of approximately 11 miles follows mostly excellent grassy paths with far reaching views in all directions - south Shropshire at its best (on a good weather day!).  There's a gradual ascent of Corndon and the onward route goes via Mucklewick Hill and Flenny Bank before returning to the start point over Stapeley Common.

      Distance: 11 miles

      Leader: Gill and Nigel Pursey 01743 272986

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-11-20

    • Craignant, near Oswestry

      Park in the car park on the B4579, Oswestry – Glyn Ceiriog road, approximately 4.5 miles from when the road leaves the B4589, close to the centre of Oswestry. Grid ref: SJ 25463 34985; nearest Post code: SY10 7NP; What3words: otherwise.trying.topics. Meet at the Abbey at 8.30, or advise if you intend going directly to the walk start. Journey time: 45 mins; Distance to start: 25 miles. Walk start: Approx. 09.20. No toilet facilities at the start, or during the course of the walk. This circular walk will see us head in a northerly direction, along Offa’s Dyke/old Shropshire Way, which is also the Welsh/English border, to Bronygarth. Here we pick up the Llwyr Ceiriog Trail, for some miles, which offers some splendid views of The Vale of Llangollen and Llangollen itself. At Careg y Big, we take a short, short cut, to save a couple of miles, before rejoining the Llwyr Ceiriog Trail, until we cross the River Ceiriog, at Pontfadog. The rest of the route, back to the car, is on tarmac but we didn’t meet a single car, during the recce and weather permitting, we will be provided with some excellent views. However it also includes a long, but never overly steep, 1.5 miles, 235m ascent, out of the valley, before dropping down to the starting point. The route is reasonably demanding, being hilly but you will be rewarded with some smashing views, very few stiles and plenty to keep you interested, in a neglected area for walking.

      Distance: 11.5 miles, with a total of 2695’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340; email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-11-14

    • Craven Arms to Wart Hill

      08:45: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury 09:30: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre car park in Craven Arms SY7 9RS Journey time: 35 mins (21 miles) Circular walk heading out clockwise from Craven Arms towards Wart Hill and returning through the villages of Wistanstow and Halford. The walk is easy to moderate with some short steeper sections leading to some fine panoramic views (weather permitting). The route is well marked throughout and covers enclosed woodland, forestry tracks, farmland, country lanes and riverside paths. A beautifully scenic walk - an ideal way to celebrate mothering Sunday! No toilets out on the walk but the Discovery Centre cafe is open from 10am to 5pm daily (free parking or £1 donation).

      Distance: 11 miles with 1,400 ft of ascent and approximately 5 hours walking

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-19

    • Dinas Bran Castle and Llangollen circular

      Meet at the Abbey: 09.00 Walk start: Approx. 10:00 Circular walk of around 11 miles 2400 feet of climbing within the first 5-6 miles. This walk should suit all abilities and offer a good introduction to Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club for those contemplating coming along for the first time. Mix of moorland and woodland together with the escarpment path along Offa's Dyke on the return leg. Mill street Car Park Mill Street, Llangollen LL20 8SD

      Distance: Walk distance: 11 miles, with a total of 2400’ of ascent

      Leader: Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-30

    • Dudmaston Dawdle

      The start is from the National Trust 'Comer Woods' car park, on the A442 on the left 2½ miles south of Bridgnorth (SO741891). Bring your NT card for the car park meter. Proceeding south through the Dudmaston Estate and along the River Severn to Alvely. Returning past Coton Hall, Kingnordley and Comer Wood on the northern side of the Dudmaston Estate. Easy going countryside. 8.30 start

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-02-24

    • Earl's Hill 

      Start near Longdon Common, going across to Pontesford Hill. Up through the wood over Earl's Hill  to Habberley and on to Pulverbatch. Continuing on the Shropshire Way, which we follow for a while before returning to Longden Common

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601.

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-03-03

    • Ercall and Wrekin

      The walk will start from The Huntsman pub in Little Wenlock where we'll return around 1.30 pm for lunch. The 9 mile route starts and finishes with some unavoidable lane walking but in between there will be a pleasant stretch beside and across a golf course and up through woods to the top of the Ercall. We'll then descend and follow lesser known paths across the flank of the Wrekin before reaching the summit. The route then descends steeply down before turning off to take an easier descent through the Scout Camp and back to Little Wenlock. Meals must be pre-ordered, so please contact Gill on g.e.pursey@gmail.com or on either number below for details.

      Distance: 9 miles

      Leader: Gill and Niget Pursey 01743 272986 or 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-11

    • Evenjobb

      Meet at The Abbey for 8.30am Walk start at Evenjobb Village Hall at 9.45am Parking to rear of village hall: Postcode LD8 2SD Slap-bang on the Welsh border, Offa's Dyke keeps to the crest of high ground as it swings north from Evenjobb, three miles east of New Radnor. This route initially follows the undulating earthwork as it often forms the boundary between fields and woods. In places, the Dyke (regularly marked with National Trail fingerposts) has now sunk into a low linear mound but its line can be traced for most of the way towards the damp meadows by the meandering River Lugg. Pasture leads to the easy-going climb to the trig point on Llan-fawr. Broad paths cut through the bracken and the top offers excellent views: west towards Mid Wales; east to a length of dyke perched high on Hawthorn Hill; and north to Graig Hill and the site of a battle where legendary Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr defeated the English in 1402. The return to Evenjobb follows farm tracks as well as a deep wooded holloway

      Distance: 11 miles and 2600 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-27

    • Flounders Folly and Wart Hill

      Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey 8am Walk start 9am Walk start: Craven Arms Discovery Centre, SY7 9RS. Journey 22miles from Shrewsbury. From the discovery centre it's straight across the fields and uphill through farmland, with lovely views at the top of the first ridge. A steady and then steeper zigzag path takes you through the bracken and over fallen logs to Flounders Folly. We descend and tackle a rough woodland section on Wenlock Edge which can be muddy, to cross the ford at Strefford. Onto Cheney Longville and the summit of Wart Hill for a well deserved lunch stop. We join the Shropshire way to return via Hopesay Hill.

      Distance: approx 12 miles (6 hours )

      Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-20

    • Hadnall

      The walk is from Hadnall up the Shropshire Way to Grinshill over the hill and across to Pim Hill then returning to Hadnall. It is an easy C walk 12miles. Santa hats or other Christmas attire welcome. We will return to our house for cakes, tea/coffee. Leaving the Abbey at 9.30.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-23

    • Hope Valley

      Starting from the Hope Valley Nature Reserve on the A488, the route follows footpaths up through the woods and across fields to The Stables Inn at Hopesgate then through similar terrain to the top of Bromlow Callow. The top of Stapeley Hill is the next destination which is reached via Gorstybank and adjoining open access land. After a southerly descent, the route then heads north east towards Shelve Hill, Shelfield, Buxton Hill, Buxton Wood and Hogstow back to the car park. A good number of the paths are little known (to us anyway!) which will take you across fields that are easy under foot, along tracks and through woods. There's very little tarmac! Total distance 11.5 miles with almost 2,000 feet of ascent. With half decent weather there'll be some great views.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-18

    • Hopesay Hill and Cheney Longville

      Start: Abbey Foregate 9.00. Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (SO 435824) 9.45. Walk through fields to Aston on Clun and then N to Perry Gutter and Hopesay Hill. Continue to Cheney Longville and Wistanstow. Cross A49 at Grove Bank and ascend through Berrymill Wood and Halford Wood to descend into Craven Arms.

      Distance: 17km (10.6 miles) 420m (1,375ft) ascent.

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-11

    • Hopesay Hobble

      A 10 mile walk from Horderley (SO 410870) over Ridgway Hill and on to Hopesay. Up the large triple ring and ditch Iron Age fort and down to Aston on Clun. Over Hopesay Hill and to Wart Hill, another Iron Age settlement, then return through wooded country back to the start.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-10-09

    • Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury

      Meet at the Abbey 08:30 for a 09:15 walk start. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 45 mins. This is a 16Km (10-mile), multi-terrain walk in south Shropshire around the charming villages of Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury. The walk starts and ends in a forestry enclosure which is popular with mountain bikers - so watch out for two-wheeled heroes! There are three main hill climbs, one short and two longer gradients in all totalling 545m (1,788 feet) of ascent. We will be visiting a castle and a church on our way through arable/pasture farmland via various stiles and gates. Fine views across Shropshire's AONB (subject to weather conditions) from our highpoint at 360m ASL. The walk should take approximately 5 to 5.5 hours to complete including a mid-morning and lunch stop. (Note: No WC available at the start location)

      Distance: 10 Miles with 1,788 feet of climbing

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-19

    • Horseshoe Falls and Llantysilio Mountain

      Meet at the Abbey 08:30 [to ensure parking at the start point]. This is a circular walk on generally well defined paths starting from the Horseshoe Falls heading steadily uphill northwest, past quarry workings & with the high point on Moel y Gamelin, followed by Moel y Faen before descending past the Ponderosa cafe on the Horseshoe Pass. Good views on a decent day. The return is east of the main road, mainly downhill, through varying landscapes passing close by the ruins of 13th Century Valle Crucis Abbey

      Distance: 10 miles - with a total of up to 2600 feet of ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-09

    • Ironbridge and Little Wenlock

      Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

      Distance: 11 miles Total Ascent: 1618’

      Leader: David Jakeman David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 54234

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-11

    • Knighton

      Meet at 9.15am at the Abbey Drive distance 36 miles. Start from Bowling Green Pay & Display Car Park, Knighton at approximately 10.30. There may be some free on street parking nearby. Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the walk start. This walk includes some of my previous route, turned the other way round with Garth Wood added and Knucklas Castle mound an optional extra. It's quite hilly with lovely views of Knucklas viaduct and surrounding valleys. There's quite a bit of lane walking as well as woods and a few muddy fields.

      Distance: Approx 10.5 miles, 620m ascent.

      Leader: LIZ WRIGHT - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-12

    • Knighton

      Meet 9am at the Abbey Walk start 10am at the Bowling Green Lane car park, Knighton. Pay and display £4 per day. 36 miles from Shrewsbury. The route starts uphill through woods behind the station onto the Offa's Dyke path. Some great views to be enjoyed before descending to Knucklas to admire the viaduct and have lunch. Return route is across fields and lanes - this bit may be muddy with a dodgy stile and then back to woody paths and quiet lanes to Knighton where a pub or cafe stop awaits.

      Distance: 10-11 miles

      Leader: Liz Wright

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-05

    • Lee Brockhurst

      Start from parking area with phone box at SJ 5485 2680. Walk then goes over Lee Hills then heads east to Weston Heath, then goes south to Moston & Harcourt heading east towards Blakeleyhill, from there to Stanton. The return picks up the Shropshire Way to pass Harcourt Mill & Papermill bridge

      Distance: Approx 11.5 miles

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-02-04

    • Little Stretton and Adstone Hill

      Start: roadside parking in Little Stretton by brook on road leading to Smallbatch campsite (SO 442919 – behind the Ragleth Inn). Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hilll is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

      Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-11-26

    • Llanfair Waterdine

      Take the road from Clun in the direction of Newcastle. Just before Newcastle on the left is a sign to Springhill Farm. Take this lane uphill to a crossroads (Springhill) and continue on for a few hundred yards again uphill to the parking on the left at SO249796. The walk passes through Llanfair Waterdine and circles around via Offa's Dyke back to the start point

      Distance: About 17 km; 1600 ft height gain.

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-01-17

    • Llangollen - Eglwyseg Rocks

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.30 Walk Start approx 9.15 The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Car park charge £3.50. ⛰️ Castell Dinas Bran (321 m) • ⛰️ Creigiau Eglwyseg (445 m) • ⛰️ Craig yr Adar (420

      Distance: 12 miles & 2000 feet ascent

      Leader: Dave Peters

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-06

    • Llangollen: Eglwyseg Rocks

      While at first sight this would appear to duplicate George's recent walk, there is quite a bit which does not overlap. The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Approx 12 miles, grade C. Meet at the Abbey 09:00. Car park charge £3.50.

      Distance: Approx 12 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-06

    • Long Mynd , The Portway & Prior's Holt Hill

      Meet at the Abbey at 9am. Walk start 9.30 - 9.40 Starting from Little Stretton the route ascends the Long Mynd to join The Port Way and then heads south past the Gliding Club (with the possibility of tea & cake elevenses there), to the southernmost point of the Long Mynd. There are superb views over to the west along the whole of The Port Way. The route then turns east, then north-east along a variety of tracks and paths with a final ascent around Prior's Holt Hill. After taking in the views to the east the route descends to join a quiet lane for a 1.5 mile walk through Minton back to Little Stretton.

      Distance: 12 miles with 2,100 feet of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-12

    • Longmynd

      Start time at the Abbey 8.00. Walk starts at 8.30. Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hill is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

      Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

      Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-10

    • Lyth Hill and Earl's Hill

      This 'lollipop' route starting and finishing on Lyth Hill follows tracks, quiet lanes and woodland paths for about 12 miles to Exfords Green, on to the Oaks then an ascent of Earl's Hill from the southern end. Time to take in the splendid views (hopefully) from the summit before we descend the northern end and Pontesford Hill. We'll then take a north easterly route to Longden and back to the start point. Apart from the sharp ascent and descent of Earl's Hill and a gradual ascent back to the top of Lyth Hill this is an easy, undulating walk. It is likely to be very muddy in places but the quiet lanes will give us some respite.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2020-01-19

    • Moel Fferna

      Meet at the Abbey 8.30 and walk start at 9.30. Starting from a layby with ample parking on the A5 west of Llangollen just after the brown Glyndyfrdwy village sign (GR SH 156425), the route ascends immediately up a delightful valley following a stream to join the North Berwyn Way. From here we follow the track briefly before descending and making our way round and through the disused slate quarries where on a clear day stunning views of the Llantysillio and Clwydian Hills can be seen. The path ascends again across rough moorland to reach the summit of Moel Fferna at 628m. From here we descend on a good path down to Llidiart y Parc to cross the river Dee and return to the start point along a quiet lane. There are two steep ascents with a couple of boggy sections. 10-11 miles

      Distance: 10-11 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-05

    • Moel y Plas, Moel y Waun and Moel yr Accre

      Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walk start 9.10 Distance to start: 40 mile. Journey time 1 hour. Like many of you I have walked the more popular section of the Clwydian Range to the north and south of Moel Famau with its impressive fort but the paths on this circular walk were until recently not known to me and I would like to share them with you on what I believe to be a very good walk. Visiting three good sized hills without too much effort it provides some excellent views along the way including sight of the Welsh coast the aforementioned fort a lake and hopefully lots of autumn colours. The walk is hilly but never very difficult and provides an excellent introduction to the Clwydians for those who have never visited them. No scrambling is involved and the paths are good – excellent. About a third of the walk will be along Offa’s Dyke Path but just for a change not necessarily the best bits.

      Distance: 11.5 miles with a total of 1556’ of ascent

      Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Contact number: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-27

    • Montgomery

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am A 10 mile circular route from Montgomery going east across the Camlad valley to Marrington and Whittery Wood then on to Chirbury. The return is via Great Moat Farm, a short stretch of the Offa's Dyke Trail and Lymore Park. Back in the town we'll then walk up to look around the splendid ruins of Montgomery Castle and admire their commanding position overlooking the town, the route just walked and Corndon hill.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Ian Gellatly 07534 314242

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-10

    • Nescliffe Hill - Club Christmas Meal Walk

      Meet at The Abbey 11.30am Walk start 12 midday This is a great walk with club members booked on for the 3 Pidgeons for a meal at 4pm. All places for the meal are booked but anyone wishing to join for the walk please come along. A walk of about 7 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness

      Distance: Approx 9 miles

      Leader: Ian Gellatly - 07534 314242

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-17

    • Nesscliffe

      A walk of about 9/10 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness where a warm welcome and a selection of festive treats will await all walkers.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-12-20

    • Newcastle

      C walk 9.00am as it's BST. Start Newcastle community centre Grid Ref SO249823. Follow road signs by the Crown Inn. We take paths through Upper Barn, Gogin & Birches to reach Foxholes. Then south east through Mount Bank to join Offas Dyke path at Bridge Farm & follow to Hergan, then along the Shropshire Way to Worns Wood where we turn to reach Hollybush. Finally south west to return to Newcastle for refreshment at the Crown for those wishing to partake.

      Distance: 11 miles Ascent 2170ft.

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-03-31

    • Norton Camp and Brandhill Gutter

      Meet at Abbey 8.30 or 9.00 at Discovery Centre CP at Craven Arms We climb to Norton Camp then south over Whettlton Hill, cross the A49 towards Onibury, then south west, returning via Brandhill Gutter, we join the Shropshire Way, going past/briefly stopping at Stokesay Castle, shortly before arriving back at the start.

      Distance: 11 miles and 1650 feet of ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-19

    • Oswald Trail

      The walk, of approximately 11 ½ miles and 1,500 feet of ascent, starts at Oswestry racecourse car park on Back Racecourse Road to the west of Oswestry at OS grid SJ 259 305 at 9:45. This is a modified version of Oswald’s Trail, a walk conceived by the Oswestry Ramblers.

      Distance: approx11 ½ miles and 1,500 feet of ascent

      Leader: Bernard Crowhurst 01952 254004

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-11-27

    • Oswestry

      Meet at Abbey at 9am. Walk starts 9.40am This would be an ideal walk for anyone who hasn't walked for a while or who isn't feeling confident to do a long demanding walk. The route takes in 3 attractions of Oswestry - Oswald's Well, The Old Racecourse and Old Oswestry Iron Age Fort. All the urban walking is done at the start of the walk, going through an unusual revolving gate and admiring Oswald's Well. We join a footpath on the west side of the town and walk across the pleasant parkland of the Llanforda Estate. After joining Offa's Dyke path there is a steep ascent, and then a walk through woodland heading north to reach the Old Oswestry racecourse. This is a figure of 8 circuit about 2 miles long. After galloping round, we take various footpaths eastwards to Pentre-clawdd and then follow the Wat's Dyke Way south to Old Oswestry Hill Fort. After a circuit of the fort it's a short walk back to the start.

      Distance: 10.7 miles 1200' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-03

    • Plynlimon, source of The River Severn

      Meet at Abbey at 8am Travel time: 90 minutes Distance to start: 56 miles From Hafren forest car park the route starts along the Severn Way before branching off onto the Wye Valley Walk. It leaves that waymarked route to follow a forest track heading north, rejoining the Severn Way. Leaving forest behind, a narrow rocky path across peaty moorland goes to the source of the Severn. If visibility is good there is the possibility of continuing for a further half mile or so for magnificent views. Return to the car park is along the Severn Way. Running water is never out of earshot on this walk! Apart from the last section up to the source, we're on good paths and tracks.

      Distance: Approx. 8 miles 1277' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-03

    • Pont Llogel to Lake Vyrnwy circular

      Meet at the Abbey at 09.00, with an hour's drive to the start point in Pont Llogel. The walk takes us through woodland west of Pont Llogel, before turning northwards along part of Glyndwr's Way heading for the dam at Lake Vyrnwy where we can stop for lunch, and where there are toilet facilities. We return to Pont Llogel on a different route, but again through some woodland. Weather permitting, there should be good views across the lake to the hills beyond

      Distance: Approximately 11 miles, with around 2,000 feet of ascent taking approximately 5 hours

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-26

    • Pontesbury

      Park at the Earl's Hill Car Park 409058. We'll follow parts of the Chris Bagley walk via Poles Coppice, Habberley and Longden. Very wet and muddy in places, particularly at this time of year - wear gaiters if you have them.

      Distance: Around 10 miles

      Leader: Liz Cruickshanks 01743 362759 or 07581 471764

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-11-19

    • Presteigne

      Meet at the Abbey at: 08:30 Walk Start: 09:45 Distance to start: 38 miles. Journey time: 67 minutes Toilets are located near to the walk start The route will see us head west, to allow us to head south along a particularly interesting section of the Offa’s Dyke Path. Eventually, we leave the trail at Rushock Hill, before quickly joining the Mortimer Trail, as far as Wychmoor, from where we head back to Presteigne in a northerly direction.

      Distance: 13 miles with a total of up to 2076’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-15

    • Pulverbatch

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.30 Walk start: 8.50 Pulverbatch, which will mainly head SE and back, through the likes of Church Pulverbatch, Woolstaston, Betchcott and Picklescott. It has a total ascent of only 1473' but it is a much more interesting walk than it sounds

      Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 1500’ of ascent.

      Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Tel: 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-23

    • Pulverbatch and Ratlinghope

      Starting Point: The Mott & Bailey car park, Pulverbatch. Grid ref: SJ 42271 02241 Nearest Post code: SY5 8DT What3words: steroids.trickled.command. Meet at the Abbey at 8.15, or advise if you intend going directly to the walk start. Journey time: 20 mins Distance to start: 9 miles Walk start: Approx. 08:45. No toilets are available at the start, or during the walk. This circular, hilly walk, initially makes for Snailbeach to the west, before turning towards and then along, Stiperstones. We then make our way back to Pulverbatch via Gatten Lodge, Leasowes Bank Farm, Wilderley Hill and Cothercott Hill. I expect that many, perhaps all of you, will be very familiar with the area to be walked. However, you will know that it is a wonderful destination for a walk and I hope that you will enjoy the route that I have chosen, for the views and points of interest, that it provides.

      Distance: 14 miles, with a total of 2439’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-03-13

    • Ragdon, Soudley and Hope Bowdler (Christmas Eve)

      Meet at abbey: 8:30 am Start walk: 9am at Lion Meadow car park Church Stretton. The route takes us SE through the hamlets of Ragdon, Chelmick and Soudley before crossing the B4371 to ascend the eastern flanks of Hope Bowdler to Middle Hill. From here we will continue ascending to Willstone Hill and onto Hope Bowdler before descending via Helmeth wood and back to start. Bring a packed lunch as normal, though not a long walk as I imagine we will all have plenty to do later in the afternoon.

      Distance: approx 7.5 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-24

    • Rhos Fiddle

      Rhos Fiddle. SO 205857. 8:30. North from crossways past the Cantlin Stone to join Kerry Ridgeway. North east to Pantglas. South to Lower Dolfawr. South west to Barretts continue around Clun Forest to reach Curney Bank then north across Rhos Fiddle nature reserve to return.

      Distance: 11.6 miles Ascent 1640ft.

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-07-14

    • Roundton and Corndon

      Meet at the Abbey: 09:00 Journey time: 33 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Walk start: Approx. 09:45 No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk This circular walk will see us ascend Lan Fawr and then Roundton Hill, before heading SE to Hurdley and then NE to Brithdir, via a quick diversion to take in the views from the lower reaches of the unnamed hill, which is located immediately to the NE of Roundton Hill. We will then make our way to the Trig point on Corndon Hill, having made the approach from the south. From Corndon, we will return to the start after visiting Stapeley Hill and the Mitchell Fold Stone Circle. Weather permitting, the walk provides views throughout and is fairly undemanding, with the exception of the climbs up Roundton and Corndon, both of which provide a sterner challenge.

      Distance: 10.85 miles with a total of 2282’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman davidjakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-10-30

    • Shrewsbury Special

      Unusually this walk does not begin with a drive to the start point. Instead we'll be doing a circular route of about 11 miles in and around Shrewsbury which includes an attractive section of river, fields, tracks, alleys and roads. There are no hills but there could be some mud! There'll be seasonal refreshments for finishers so please let Gill and Nigel know if you plan to come.

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Gill and Nigel Pursey 01743 272986

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-12-21

    • Shropshire Way Festival of Walks - Nipstone NR, Linley Hill & Norbury

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am. To showcase the beauty and variety of landscapes along the Shropshire Way I arrange an annual Festival of Walks by inviting Shropshire walking groups to organise and lead a walk on a part of the Way. This is the Festival's 5th year and will be held from 16-24 September. I will be leading our Club's contribution to the Festival on Sunday 24 September starting from The Knolls car park on the Stiperstones. The scenic circular route will follow the Shropshire Way through the Nipstone Nature Reserve before it deviates off to go up and over Black Rhadley hill to enjoy the 360 degree views from the summit. We will then rejoin the Shropshire Way near Ridge, go up Linley Hill and down through Linley Beeches. We then leave the Way to begin our return via the quiet village of Norbury and on to Birchope and Kinnerton Green. One steep ascent, others more gradual. Lovely views in good weather.

      Distance: 11.5 miles, 2300 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-24

    • Snailbeach and Earl's Hill

      Start point Snailbeach Village Hall car park SJ 373 023. Postcode: SY5 0NX. Meet at the Abbey at 9.00am, at the start point at 9.30am. Please let me know if you are going direct to the start point. The walk goes through the Snailbeach outdoor mining museum to the Upper Works, then northward through Eastridge Woods (roe deer seen on the recce), to Poles Coppice and then turns east across rather muddy fields to ascend Earl's Hill. Descending Earl's Hill on the south side we join the Marches Way, skirt Lawn Hill and join a good track past Huglith Farm. Return is via Lordshill Chapel and a very welcome non-muddy road downhill back to the car park.

      Distance: Approx 10 miles.

      Leader: Jane Williams 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-01-09

    • Snailbeach to the Stiperstones

      Meet Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am Walk start at 9:30 am at Snailbeach Village Hall car park (voluntary donation of £2) Approximately 10 miles taking 5-6 hours. This figure of eight walk starts ascending through the old lead mines and gently climbs onto the Stiperstones Ridge which we will walk along to Nipstone rock. The route passes The Bog and follows a lower path on the westerly flanks before crossing back over the ridge, returning via Brook Vessons nature reserve and Lords Chapel. This is an easy walk, but good footwear is needed on the ridge as the terrain is unforgivingly rocky.

      Distance: Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-13

    • Stiperstones

      Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

      Distance: 9 miles and 2,000 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter Tel: 07532 345100 Email: georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-18

    • Stiperstones - Mucklewick trail leading to Mucklewick Hill and Flenney Bank

      Meet at the Abbey 9am Walk starts at 9.30am Walk leader will meet the group at the walk start point - the car park at the Bog Mine visitor centre SY5 0NG. This 11 mile walk starts along the Mucklewick trail, heading over fields and stiles leading to Mucklewick hill and Flenny bank, then down a quiet tarmac lane to Linley Wood and back up towards Nipstone rock passing pools and wildlife. We will continue up to Nipstone rock, then pass Cranberry rock and continue on to the Devil's chair where will then head back down towards the start point. Some rocky areas so those who like to use walking poles please bring these in your kit. Waterproof boots required as some of the fields are boggy.

      Distance:

      Leader: Miranda Lucas - 07939 007290

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-22

    • Stokesay Castle and Hopesay Hill circular

      8.30am from the Abbey, and start at Discovery Centre CP Craven Arms 9.15am Toilet facilities at start and end - at Discovery Centre We head along the River Onny, cross the A49 for a brief but interesting stop by Stokesay Castle and also the 13th century church, then along the Shropshire Way before turning NW alongside Stoke Wood, arriving in time for lunch under the flag bedecked Arbour in Aston on Clun, then along the Shropshire Way , up over Hopesay Hill and back to Craven Arms

      Distance: 10 miles with 1134' of total ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-15

    • The Wrekin

      Start at SJ 638093. Parking, if there's space, in the car park. The walk goes over The Ercall, through Limekiln Wood, past New Works, through Wenlock Wood and crosses the NE shoulder of the Wrekin. Then it heads to the SW end of the Wrekin from where we take a steep ascent to the summit and return to the car park.

      Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles.

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-02-03

    • Titterstone Clee

      As part of the annual Festival of Walks to showcase the variety of scenery along the Shropshire Way, I'll be leading a varied 11.5 mile walk with 1700 ft of gradual ascent from Cleehill in an area not recently visited by the Club. The car park is on the A4117 (SO595754) - go round Ludlow on the bypass and at the first roundabout take the A4117 to Kidderminster (supermarket construction on the left). Follow the road for about 5 miles to the village of Cleehill and the car park is at the top of the rise on the right just beyond the shops. The route heads northeast across heath and moorland through industrial archaeological sites to Magpie Hill, across Catherton Common to Crumpsbrook and on to Silvington Common and the village of Cleeton St Mary. From Callowgate the route joins the Shropshire Way to the summit of Titterstone Clee, Shropshire's third highest summit, being a tad lower than nearby Brown Clee and the Stiperstones. We then follow the Way for most of the walk back to Cleehill. With good weather there will be excellent views all round. Please let me know if you plan to drive direct to the walk start.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill Pursey  07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-09-19

    • Valleys of the Stiperstones

      This is not quite a repeat of the last two Stiperstones walks; this one has an extra valley, at Tankerville, to add to the three valleys in previous walks. So there are many ups and downs.

      Distance:

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-02

    • Welshpool

      Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am The route follows lanes and fields west of Welshpool using Glyndwr's Way. There should be good views especially from the trig point on the golf course. There are one or two stream crossings and, at the time of recce, some muddy sheep fields

      Distance: Walk distance approx 9 miles

      Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-05-07

    • Wentnor & The Long Mynd

      Meet at the Abbey at 9.15 or in Wentnor at 10.00 The walk starts in Wentnor, and after an initial descent, we make our way up through Stanbatch to Pole Cottage on Long Mynd. We follow the Shropshire Way/Jack Mytton Way south for a short distance before heading to Minton Hill for further views of Long Mynd and across to Ragleth Hill, Hope Bowdler Hill and Caer Caradoc (weather permitting!). We return, passing the gliding club, where we might see some launches and landings, before making our way back to Wentnor along well marked tracks. Note: there are no especially sheltered spots for lunch, so please dress up warmly as it can get very windy!

      Distance: 9 miles, walking time around 4 hours, ascent/descent around 1400 feet

      Leader: John Miles

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-04

    • Wentnor Wobble

      A therapeutic route of gradual inclination and gentle meanders and eventual disinclination to do anything much, starting from the Batch NT car park at All Stretton. Midway, those whose hangover is wearing off may top up at the pub in Wentnor, where pies will be available for those so inclined. The rest can stiffen their resolve, whereupon further initial inclination will be followed by total disinclination and a return to the car park, hopefully before dark. Wentnor is the home of the Crown pub. It has a good reputation for homemade pies and ideally, given time and room at the inn, walkers can take advantage of the pub's offerings halfway through the walk by way of a pie and/or a drink. As this a popular day to be out, there's a good chance the pub will be busy, so we suggest that walkers come prepared with enough food and drink to sustain them in case the pub is too busy. If it's not, and you eat a pub meal, you can always scoff your sarnies later.

      Distance: Distance, very subjective, say 11 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07517 150557

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-01-01

    • Willstone Hill

      Battlestone, The Wilderness & Stretton Golf Course. Grade C. 9½ miles (15km) Ascent/Descent 1,850ft (560m). Meet Shrewsbury Abbey 9.00 am. Starting Point: Lion Meadow Car Park (opposite Church Stretton Co-op) SO 454937 at 9.30 am. A relatively gentle walk passing below Hope Bowdler Hill and ascending Willstone Hill to Battlestone. Descent to Willstone and The Wilderness to Lower Botley , Dudgeley Mill, All Stretton and Church Stretton Golf Course.

      Distance: 9½ miles (15km) Ascent/Descent 1,850ft (560m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07892 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-12-05

  • Grade C Walks - Further afield
    • Abberley Hills

      Start at Abberley village Hall car park opposite primary school GR SO746678. Paths and tracks to reach the Worcester Way. Ascend Abberley Hill (initially steep) and traverse. Descend to pass Abberley Hall school then onto Walsgrove Hill. Turn north west to Meneatt farm then north east through Meneatt wood to across fields to reach the A443. Pavement walk back to the cars.

      Distance:

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2016-12-16

    • Beacon Hill, Welshpool

      Starting from SJ 291033 the walk will follow way marked paths up to Trelystan Church before dropping down to join Offas Dyke Path and then head eastwards up to Beacon Ring. The return route will be via Walton Hill, Flying Dingle and The Beeches. A walk of approximately 11 miles with accumulative ascent through the day of 2,000 feet.

      Distance: Approx 11 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2017-01-15

    • Breidden Hills

      The walk starts from Y Breidden Forestry car park, nr. Criggion (no facilities available) Grid ref. SJ 295149 and follows a fairly traditional 10 - 12 mile route around the Breidden range of hills. Walking up through the Breidden forest to the trig point on Breidden Hill at 365m before following way marked paths across to Moel y Golfa 403m and the successive hills of Middletown at 367m, then Bulthy and Kempster makes for a very undulating route. The return route is via Pritchard’s Hill and the Breidden forest.

      Distance: 10 to 12 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2019-01-13

    • Cannock Chase

      This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety. Usually we are able to park in a free parking area, but participants are advised to bring £2 in coins in case we are forced to use the official car park.

      Distance: Approx 10 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters  01743 232468 or 07794 411719

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2022-05-22

    • Delamere Way

      From a car park in the Delamere Forest (SJ542715) we follow the Delemere Way nearly to Frodsham where we join the Sandstone Trail and follow it back to the Delemere Forest.

      Distance:

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2016-09-25

    • Llanymynech

      A grade C walk of about 11 miles (with over 2,000 ft ascent) starting from SJ 2666 2111. The route will follow the Offa’s Dyke Path to ascend through Pen y Foel, past the Welsh quarry and Llanymynech Rocks (Montgomery Wildlife Trust). Using the ODP over Llanymynech Hill and other paths to cross Llynclys Common (Shropshire Wildlife Trust) before descending to the A495. The walk will go around the North side of Llynclys and Nant Mawr quarries to reach Moelydd (935feet). The return route is through Shropshire Wildlife Trusts' area known as "Jones Rough" to join quiet lanes down to Porth-y-waen and join the ODP through Jones Coppice to climb back up the escarpment. The path around the outskirts of the golf course is taken allowing for extensive views from the top of Llanymynech rocks before descending the English incline plane to reach the Limeworks Industrial Heritage area.

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2020-01-12


All Walks

  • All walks - In Alphabetical order
    • Church Stretton via Chelmick, Hope Bowdler & Caer Caradoc - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am Starting from the centre of Church Stretton, the route will head south east through woods across the flank of Ragleth then on to the quiet hamlet of Chelmick and Hope Bowdler village. We'll ascend the ridge of the same name and hopefully get good views all round as we stride out to Wilstone Hill and up and down to the summit of Caer Caradoc. The route then descends to cross the A49 to All Stretton before wending its way back to the start point to give us time to pop into a cafe for refreshments.

      Distance: 10 miles with 1800 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Gill Pursey

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-22

    • Abberley Hills - Grade C+

      Start at Abberley village Hall car park opposite primary school GR SO746678. Paths and tracks to reach the Worcester Way. Ascend Abberley Hill (initially steep) and traverse. Descend to pass Abberley Hall school then onto Walsgrove Hill. Turn north west to Meneatt farm then north east through Meneatt wood to across fields to reach the A443. Pavement walk back to the cars.

      Distance:

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2016-12-16

    • Abergavenny - Grade B+

      This is a circuit of 12 miles which includes the best of Monmouthshire's rounded hills and lush valleys. The hills are Crûg Mawr, 550m, and the better-known Sugar Loaf, 596m. Between the two is a long-winded zigzag route - but you do get to Sugar Loaf in the end.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-06-23

    • Aberllefenni - Grade B+

      Aberllefenni circular over Waun Oer, Cribin Fawr and Maesglase - 3300 ft.

      Distance:

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 01743 241284

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2016-10-02

    • Aran Fawddwy & Drysgol - Grade B

      Meet at the Abbey 8.00 The start and finish is in Cwm Cywarch near Dinas Mawddwy. After a short walk up the valley the route turns west and ascends a stream with rocky outcrops, quite steeply in places, for 1,320 ft (400m) to a col between Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy. A ridge walk, boggy at times, following a fence, takes the route to the summit of Aran Fawddwy after 2½ miles (4 km). A descent to Drysgol is rocky at times. Then a return to Cwm Cwyarch down a relatively good path is made above the Hengwm valley

      Distance: 8 miles (12.5 km); Ascent/Descent: 2,955 feet (900 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-04-23

    • Aran Ridge - Grade

      The plan is to do a linear walk, starting in Llanuwchllyn (SH879298) and taking us over Aran Benllyn (885m) and Aran Fawddwy (905m or 2970 ft). The walk ends in Rhydymain, which means there'll need to be some fiddling about with cars before and possibly after the walk. That shouldn't be too disruptive; it only takes 10 minutes or so to drive between the start and finish points. Unfortunately, the bus on Sunday would leave us rather too late starting.      The walk itself is under 12 miles, but it is strenuous, and of course takes us to nearly 3000 ft. It will probably take upwards of 6 hours. I've chosen a north to south route because the mountain aspects are better, but if there's a stiff southerly wind I may change it round, which is what we did on the previous iteration of this walk in August 2016.

      Distance: Under 12 miles, but it is strenuous

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade:

      Date: 2019-05-26

    • Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant - Grade

      Meet at the Abbey at 08:15, or at the walk start at 09:45. We will start from the parking area at SH 816395, which is just on the B4391 Festiniog road as it branches off the A4212 west of Bala. Suggested route from Shrewsbury is through Knockin, over Llynclys crossroads, past Llangynog to Bala, and keep going northwest on A4212. There are toilets about 3 miles before the start, at the western end of Llyn Celyn. Travel distance about 54 miles; around 1hr 30min including loo stop. Car sharing is now an option, but not obligatory. If you wish to go directly to the start point, please inform the walk leader before the day of the walk, either by text, or preferably by email. Also let me know if you're going to the Abbey. The walk takes us along a quiet road for 30 minutes past Arenig hamlet, onto a track up to Llyn Arenig Fawr, and then to the top of Arenig Fawr itself (854m/2802ft). There are superb views all round, and even more as we descend and traverse across to the quiet summit of Moel Llyfnant before the easy return. Total walk distance is around 11 miles, with 3000 feet of climbing. We are on mostly decent tracks, and the climbs are fairly gradual; a few rocky bits but no exposure (and no bracken to wade through). Should be around 6 hours walking.

      Distance: 11 miles, with 3000 feet of climbing

      Leader: John Ellerslie, john.ellerslie@btinternet.com or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text 07490 272286

      Walk Grade:

      Date: 2021-08-01

    • Aston on Clun - Grade C

      A pretty route around the villages of Aston on Clun, Kempton and Edgton returning via Wart Hill and Hopesay Hill to Aston.

      Distance: 11.5 miles.

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-04

    • Aymestrey - Grade B

      From Aymestrey, 17 miles, 1900 feet of ascent. The start is from the Village Hall car park, SO 425649 . The walk is rated B on account of distance NOT the severity of the terrain. Underfoot conditions are mostly reasonable to good!!  Noting the Roadman's Waggon, Threshing Machine and Mill Leat, we follow Mortimer's trail overlooking the River lugg before ascending through  Shobdon Hill Wood, down to Byton and on to the Herefordshire Trail to Upper Kinsham  to again follow the Lugg. Thence via Deerfold, Mistletoe Oak, Woodhampton and Brinshope to cross the course of the Roman Road and so back via Yatton.

      Distance: From Aymestrey, 17 miles, 1900 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2020-05-15

    • Bala Circuit - Grade B+

      Starting from a parking area near Bala at SH928354, we will do a clockwise circuit of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), rising up on the east side to 480m with superb views of Arenig Fawr behind the lake, and later the Aran ridge. We descend to Llanuwchllyn, then continue along some good tracks up the west side. Total distance is around 15 miles, and there's a surprising amount of climbing - maybe 3000 feet. It will take the best part of 8 hours, so bring head torches since we'll be on GMT.

      Distance: Total distance is around 15 miles, and there's a surprising amount of climbing - maybe 3000 feet.

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-10-28

    • Beacon Hill, Welshpool - Grade C+

      Starting from SJ 291033 the walk will follow way marked paths up to Trelystan Church before dropping down to join Offas Dyke Path and then head eastwards up to Beacon Ring. The return route will be via Walton Hill, Flying Dingle and The Beeches. A walk of approximately 11 miles with accumulative ascent through the day of 2,000 feet.

      Distance: Approx 11 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2017-01-15

    • Beacon Ring Hill Fort - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.00 - Walk start 9.30-9.45 Starting from the village of Buttington just off the A458 signposted B4388 in front of The Green Dragon pub. Large public carpark 100 yards on the left past the graveyard opposite a small cottage. This circular walk starts across open fields climbing steadily via the Cross Britain Way & Offas Dyke Path to Beacon Ring Hill Fort. Off the top dropping down through woodland via Phillip's Gorse, Through Roundabout and Pole Plantation. We climb Beacon Ring again on the return leg from a different direction before heading back to the cars along some of the same path we set out on. With the Green Dragon being so close it would be a shame not the take advantage and all have a drink to the new walking year.

      Distance: 12 Miles & 2200 Feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-01

    • Berwyn's - Grade B+

      Llandrillo circular via Memorial Stone, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych. 17 miles

      Distance: 17 miles

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 01743 241284

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2015-08-23

    • Bishop's Castle - Grade C

      We leave Bishop's Castle following the Shropshire Way, turning off as we near Colebatch. From here we make our way to Bury Ditches, then on to Lydbury North and back to Bishop's Castle

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-11-29

    • Bishop's Castle Circular - Grade C

      Meet Abbey at 9am. Heading west north west out of Bishop's Castle on the Kerry Ridgeway and Kerry Lane we go to Bishop's Moat. We then head west to join the Offa's Dyke Path at Nut Wood, following it south to Churchtown. From here we go east to join the Shropshire Way at Reilth Farm which we follow all the way back to Bishop's Castle

      Distance: 11 miles, 2000 feet ascent.

      Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-30

    • Bishop's Castle to Clun - Grade C

      To celebrate the completion of the new 200 mile figure of eight route the Shropshire Way Association has organised a week long festival of 26 walks led by Shropshire based walking groups.  Our Club's contribution to this Festival is to walk Stage 3 of the Way from Bishop's Castle to Clun - a scenic 11.5 miles starting from BC town centre and heading south west towards Colebatch before turning north west to Middle Woodbatch and Reilth Top.  The route then goes west to Churchtown where it joins the Offa's Dyke Path for a stretch to Hergan hill.  Parting company with the national trail at this point we'll go south east for the wonderful descent along the Cefns then follow the river Clun to the town of the same name where we plan to finish with a toast to the Way in one of the pubs.  We'll clock up almost 2000 feet of ascent as the route undulates through varied terrain (all pretty good) with very little tarmac!  You'll be rewarded with some of the best views to be had in the county if the weather is kind to us.  Hope you can join us. To facilitate the linear nature of this walk, one car will be parked in Clun before the walk starts and the driver will return the other drivers to BC at the end to collect their cars whilst the rest of the walkers enjoy refreshments in Clun.  All walkers will contribute equally to our usual car sharing costs.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey   01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-09-22

    • Black Hill - Grade B+

      The walk will start from the main car park in Hay on Wye, at approx. 10:15. We follow Offa's Dyke path to Llech-y-Lladron, where we turn off to the Black hill trig point, then descend the Black Cat ridge. The return follows a track to Craswall,  passing the Bull's Head.  Bridleways and a forest track take us to Pen-shinkle then onto Cusop Hill, dropping down to Cusop, and the ODP  back to Hay.

      Distance: Distance approx 17 miles; moderate though total ascent is 3600 ft (No heather)

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2015-07-05

    • Bog Trot - Grade C

      Start Bog CP GR358978. 9.15. NW to Shelve. Then Shelve Hill. Stapeley Hill and S to Mitchell’s Fold. Then S and up Corndon Hill, descending S then E to Fishpool . NW to Mucklewick Hill & Grit Hill. Returning E to The Bog

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-05-05

    • Brecon Beacons - Grade B+

      Meet at the Abbey 8.00am or at the start point at 10.00am. Please let Jane know if you are going directly to the start point. Start point car park at SO024249. £3 parking fee, either cash or Pay By Phone app. NT members free with card. The walk follows the stream up Cwm Llwch and then takes in Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big on rocky paths before a long, gentle grassy decent on Cefn Cyff. Paths, tracks and road take us back to the car park. Superb views if the weather is kind. This will be a long day. Bring plenty to drink and eat. Please let me know if you are travelling direct - 07746 111883. Approaching Brecon on the A470 take the 2nd exit (A40) off the first roundabout you come to. At the 2nd roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Llanfaes on the B4601. Cross traffic lights, take the first turning on the right - Ffrwdgrech Road - opposite the Drovers Arms. Where the road divides into 3 take the left branch and continue straight on until you reach the car park. Journey approx. 84 miles.

      Distance: Approx. 12.5 miles, 3,354ft of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2021-09-12

    • Breidden Hills - Grade C+

      The walk starts from Y Breidden Forestry car park, nr. Criggion (no facilities available) Grid ref. SJ 295149 and follows a fairly traditional 10 - 12 mile route around the Breidden range of hills. Walking up through the Breidden forest to the trig point on Breidden Hill at 365m before following way marked paths across to Moel y Golfa 403m and the successive hills of Middletown at 367m, then Bulthy and Kempster makes for a very undulating route. The return route is via Pritchard’s Hill and the Breidden forest.

      Distance: 10 to 12 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2019-01-13

    • Breidden Hills - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.30 Walk Start 10.00 Journey time approx 30 minutes. Meeting at Middletown village Hall. This is located just before the Breidden Pub. Slow entry into the village the pub sign will come into view and village hall on the left as soon as you see the sign. Grid reference: SJ 301124 Postcode: SY21 8EL Three words: vets.states.gravel Starting at the village hall carpark is a tarmac walk before crossing over the busy A458. We enter a field on the left heading onto the lower forested slopes of Moel Y Golfa. This is very steep and slippy underfoot so care to be taken. Final scramble to the summit for the fantastic far reaching views. We drop down through the forest before going on a short tarmac section into further woodland towards Rodneys Pillar. Potential stop point within the woods with large table and seating. Onto the top of Rodneys with again great 360 degree views. Our next destination can clearly be seen from here. Then on towards Bulthy and Middletown hills. Very wet and boggy underfoot and gaiter's are a must in parts. Steep slippy climb up the the point we go left to Bulthy and retrace this down to Middletown. Easy steady descent back to Middletown.

      Distance: Length: 7.68 miles Climbing: 2,388

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-09

    • Bridges - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey 9.15am. Bridges car park 9.45am. We leave Bridges passing the youth hostel and follow the path alongside Darnford Brook before ascending Golden Valley. We take The Port Way up on to Long Mynd joining the Shropshire Way for a short while before heading back toward Ratlinghope across Wild Moor. From Ratlinghope we essentially retrace our steps towards Bridges for some deserved liquid refreshment in the inn (although please bring a packed lunch).

      Distance: Distance around 7 miles. About 1000' of ascent. Walk time around 4 hours

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-31

    • Bridges - Grade B

      This is a 'low' grade B walk purely because of its 13 mile length. The total ascent is just under 2000 feet. The route goes along the Darnford valley then ascends Ratlinghope hill before descending to the Pulverbatch-Bridges road and continuing on a quiet lane to Gatten.  We then follow field paths and tracks with splendid views (on a good day!) to the base of Cothercott hill.  From the top we make our way to the Betchcott hills and the Portway giving us the chance to stride out en route to Pole Bank.  Our return begins with a descent down scenic Stanbatch and on to the hamlet of Adstone before ascending the hill of the same name back to Bridges where we may want to quench our thirst at the pub.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2019-07-07

    • Bromley Callow - Grade C

      Start SJ324036.  From the lay-by where the B4499 crosses the Rea Brook the walk ascends Bromlow Callow, thence to Stapeley Hill and Mitchell's Fold.  Back via Rorrington Hill and Meadowtown.

      Distance: Approx 10.5 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-12-07

    • Brown Clee - Grade C

      Start point SO608872.  Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 09:00, or at start point at 9.45am.  Please let me know if you are driving there directly: 07746 111883.  Journey approx. 24 miles. The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill.  The route then follows paths via Cockshutford to Nordy Bank Fort and then joins the Jack Mytton Way southwards taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf.  Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track (with hurdles since the storms!) For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

      Distance: 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent.

      Leader: Jane Williams  07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-02-13

    • Brown Clee and Weston Hill - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walking from Liberty Common by 9. Travel distance 30 miles approx 50 mins travel.The summit of Brown Clee Hill is the highest point in Shropshire and the breezy top - known as Abdon Burf - offers far-reaching panoramas over much of the county, as well as views back towards Birmingham and west into Wales. This long walk includes exhilarating open moorland, high commons, deep valleys and a large and impressive Iron Age fort. The numerous timber-framed buildings are characteristic of the Welsh Borders, whilst the isolated hillside cottages are reminders of the days when families used to erect simple houses on the common land. The route passes through the attractive village of Clee St Margaret, where an unusual shallow ford runs along a lane for 50 metres, and concludes by climbing over the brow of Weston Hill.By Roger Butler ROUTE Start/parking: Small car park by gateway to Clee Liberty Common, grid ref SO568834, postcode SY8 2EW Paths and tracks over moorland, commons and fields; some quiet lanes too Stiles: 12 PLANNING Nearest town: Ludlow Refreshments: No pubs or cafes on the route - picnic required Public toilets: None on route Maps: OS Explorer 217; Landranger 137

      Distance: 11.51 miles and 2,127 feet of climbing.

      Leader: George Nutter 07532 345100 or georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-20

    • Bucknell - Grade B

      Meet 8:30 at Abbey Start walk at 9:30 Meet at small car park behind St Mary’s Primary School, Bucknell. Approaching Bucknell from the B4367 turn right immediately before the level crossing signposted Chapel Lawn. The school is directly ahead and we can park in the small car park behind the hedge, adjacent to the play area. A circular route of about 13 miles begins by following the river Redlake to Lower Lye where we start the long, steady ascent onto Stow Hill 430m. Hopefully we should get some far reaching views into Herefordshire. The path then slowly descends before climbing again on to the Offa's Dyke Path. From there we will head south via Panpunton Hill to Knighton and then the route goes east via Stowe and Weston before arriving back at Bucknell. Good paths and tracks with a little mud and a few short stretches of road.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-28

    • Bucknell - Grade C

      This is a varied walk with wonderful views.   10.5 miles with a 1200 ht gain.  Starting from Bucknell church, to Darky Dale, then Vron to Stow Hill, then Stowe, passing the unique Stowe church, then Weston and return to a pub in Bucknell.

      Distance: 10.5 miles

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-08-16

    • Burrow Hill - Grade C

      Park at Aston on Clun in the Community Hall car park off Broome Road, the B4369. This is just south of its junction with the B4368. Grid ref:- SO395815. Meet at the Abbey at 9 am or please advise me if you intend to go directly to Aston on Clun. Journey time from Shrewsbury approx. 40 minutes. We pass the Arbor Tree, ascend Hopesay Hill, skirt Wart Hill, the paths over which are currently closed due to many fallen trees and extensive forestry operations, and thence to Horderley where we contemplate the remnants of a past transport system up the Valley of the Onny. Over Ridgeway Hill and up Burford Bank before descending to Hopesay. Passing Hopesay Church with its information board the final climb ascends to the well preserved Burrow Hill Fort giving fine views from the highest point on the walk. Thence back down to Aston on Clun.

      Distance: Walk 11.5 miles with 2000 ft. of ascent

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-03-06

    • Bury Ditches - Grade C

      Meet at Bury Ditches car park, we will go over the hill fort, on to Clunton and Clunbury, over the Burrow and back via the Shropshire Way.

      Distance:

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-04-13

    • Bâl Mawr - Grade B+

      The hallmarks of this walk are the north-south ridges, and the area is generally known as the Black Mountains. The walk starts near Llanvihangel Crucorney, and will proceed northwards over Hatterall Hill; then go down into Llanthony, which is dominated by its ruined abbey (Norman, parts Early English). After this, there is a sharp climb out of the valley and up to Bâl Mawr (607m, 1992 ft); after which we return south to complete the route.

      Distance:

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2010-06-28

    • Cadair Berwyn - Grade B+

      Starting in Llangynog (SJ 0535 2615), we take the usual track up and over to Pistyll Rhaeadr and then up to Cadair Berwyn (827m or 2712 ft.). The return will be over Moel Sych and either back down towards Afon Rhaeadr, or west to cross the B4391. Total distance will be around 20-24 km (12.5-15 miles), depending on weather and how the group feels. This is a mountain route with the potential for severe weather conditions - all walkers are expected to be suitably equipped with good footwear and warm clothing, plenty of food and a headtorch.

      Distance: Total distance will be around 20-24 km (12.5-15 miles), depending on weather and how the group feels

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-03-12

    • Cadair Bronwen - Grade B+

      Meet at Abbey at 8 am. Walk starts from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. (OS Grid Ref. SJ 157329) We leave the village taking an easy track through pasture land. Near Votty there is a short steep ascent before taking a well graded track up to the ridge just west of Mynydd Tarw. Thence via Foel Wen and Tomle before taking the ridge to Caidair Bronwen, part of which is on a board walk. Then north to the Memorial Stone before descending the Nant Rhydwilym valley by track and field paths.

      Distance: 14 miles with 3150 ft of ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-04-28

    • Cadair Idris - Grade B+

      Starting in the layby at SH752135, we head down to the main Minffordd car park (toilets available), then steeply up steps into Cwm Cau. Then another climb up to the rim of the Cym, which we follow round to the top of Cadair Idris at 893m. The return is somewhat longer, over Mynydd Moel first and then down through the intricacies of Gau Craig, before a final boggy section through the valley and back to the layby. Total distance around 10 miles, ascent about 3000 ft. It's tough going in places, so probably 7 hours or so. Cadair Idis isn't the highest mountain, but it is full of interest, and on a good day the views over the Mawddach estuary and the Rhinogs to the north are magnificent.

      Distance: Around 10 miles

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-07-22

    • Cader Idris - Grade B

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.00 am Walk start 9.45am The walk starts with a gentle stroll to get warmed up until we reach the start of the Minffordd Path which begins with a steep walk through a gorge, Nant Cadair, on a long section of steps. Eventually we come to the lake, Llyn Cau, where we will continue the climb to reach the ridge of Craig Cwm Amarch. The route then goes to Craig Cau from where we'll do the final climb to the summit. The descent will be via the Cambrian Path which is very steep with lots of loose stones. Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the start point. SH 7529 1356 what3words : forgives.risen.dropletup

      Distance: Total walk length is 8.5 miles with 3119 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Tracey Grant - 07974 814565

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-06-25

    • Caer Caradoc and Stow Hill - Grade

      This is a fine high-level tramp over the open hills of south Shropshire, with a rare visit to the other Caer Caradoc, a superb triple-banked Iron Age hill fort. Meet at the Abbey at 08:30, or at the infants' school in Bucknell at 09:15. Driving distance is 30 miles; turn right in Craven Arms on the B4368 towards Clun, then turn off left after 2k onto the B4367. On reaching Bucknell, go through the village, and just before the sharp left turn across the railway line, carry straight on instead to park at the school - gridpoint SO 354 737. The walk takes us north over Bucknell Hill, then south-west through some pleasant country to a high point beyond Vron, and down again before the steep climb onto Caer Caradoc, which will be a perfect lunch stop. After this, we traverse across west to a quiet road, which we have to follow for about 2k before the return with a gradual climb up and over the broad sunlit uplands of Stow Hill and a descent through Bucknell Wood. Total distance is about 12½ miles with 2500 ft of ascent. Apart from Caradoc there are no really steep climbs, and the route is largely over good ground and firm paths.

      Distance: About 12½ miles with 2500 ft of ascent

      Leader: John Ellerslie; email john.ellerslie@btinternet.com; text 07490 272286; landline 01743 360115

      Walk Grade:

      Date: 2022-02-06

    • Caersws Circular - Grade B+

      Walk will be Caersws circular of 13m.via Llanwnog, Lyn-y-Tarw and Severn Way.  Park at Caersws railway stn CP, ref 030918.  Abbey at 8.00am, Caersws 09.15am.approx.

      Distance:

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 07769 264950

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-12-03

    • Cake Abbey - Grade B+

      Place: Calke Abbey in Derbyshire Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332’ of ascent. Meet at the Abbey at 08.30, walk start: 10.00. Parking: Calke, Grid ref: SK 374 225, Post code: LL20 7HE. Distance to start: 69 miles. Journey time: 85 minutes. Toilet facilities are available, if open, at least four times during the course of the route but not at the start. They are however, fairly evenly spread apart. The walk is an unusual one, unlike any organised one that I’ve been on or led. It’s not at all demanding but packed with interest, with short stops on the way around to take in some of the more interesting features. We will visit the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall, Breedon on the Hill Church,for its views and Saxon carvings, Melbourne, Staunton Harold Reservoir and Calke Abbey, to explore its fascinating outbuildings.

      Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-07-14

    • Cannock Chase - Grade C+

      This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety. Usually we are able to park in a free parking area, but participants are advised to bring £2 in coins in case we are forced to use the official car park.

      Distance: Approx 10 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters  01743 232468 or 07794 411719

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2022-05-22

    • Cannock Chase - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.45. Walk start at 9.45 approx Start point Milford Common car park £2 Milford Common Brocton Road Stafford ST17 0UH This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety

      Distance: Approx 10 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters - 07794 411719

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-26

    • Cardingmill Valley and The Lawley - Grade C

      9.00am from The Abbey, Shrewsbury and start Lion Meadow CP Church Stretton 09.30. We cross Cardingmill Valley to CS Golf Club and on to Cwmdale and the lower part of Batch Valley. From All Stretton the route crosses the A49 and heads N parallel with Caer Caradoc. We ascend to the col between Caer Caradoc and Little Caradoc descending into Comeley and then ascending The Lawley. After continuing over the summit we descend and cross afield to ascend Hoar Edge. After walking through Enchmarsh we cross The Wilderness and reach Cwms Lane which is followed back to Church Stretton. 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft).

      Distance: 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft)

      Leader: Colin Carson

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-08

    • Cardington - Grade C

      Meet at Abbey 8.30am. Cardington Village Hall car park 9am. £2 donation per car suggested. We leave Cardington heading to Folly Bank, and then go along Hoar Edge, through the beech coppice to Fodesley Lodge. From there we approach the north end of The Lawley that we ascend (and descend!), continuing to Little Caradoc and Caer Caradoc. We take the less steep diagonal path down from the summit, returning to Cardington via Willstone.

      Distance: 17.8km, 709m of ascent, approx 6 hours walking.

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-05

    • Cardington Cardio - Grade B

      Start Cardington village hall.  To Willstone Hill, across to Hope Bowdler, then to Gaer Stone onto and over Caer Caradoc then over the Lawley and across to Lodge Hill returning along Hoar Edge to Cardington.

      Distance: 12½ miles Hilly

      Leader: Christine Bishop  07969 532660

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2018-02-25

    • Carnedd Gwenllian - Grade B+

      Carnedd Gwenllian, B Walk, 14 miles with 3000 ft ascent. Meet at Abbey at 8 am. The start is from the car park 3/4 mile up the small road from Abergwyngregyn taking the track immediately after a dog leg over a small bridge. Grid ref SH664719. £3 parking charge, toilets available. The route is initially east along a minor road leading to tracks overlooking the Menai Straight. Thence ascending to the south via Drum and Foel Fras to Carnedd Gwenllian. Backtracking a little an initially faint path across remote moorland is followed below Yr Aryg and Bera Bach before heading more northerly to follow above a steep sided valley back to Aber.In the early stages this path is again indistinct before becoming well defined. For much of the latter half of the walk we are likely to have the country to ourselves.

      Distance: 14 miles with 3000 ft ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-09-15

    • Carnedd Llewellyn - Grade A

      This has been regraded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley. Total distance is around 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking.

      Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2018-06-10

    • Carneddau including Carnedd Llewellyn - Grade A

      Start time from Abbey 7.00 am This is graded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magnificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley

      Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

      Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2023-09-17

    • Carneddau (Radnorshire) - Grade B+

      Carneddau Hills, 30th September, meet at The Abbey, 8 am. Parking in designated car park at SO 017557. This is just west of the A470 and 2 miles south of Newbridge on Wye. The walk of 15 miles comprises minor roads and tracks and passes over the lower levels of the Carneddau Hills.

      Distance: 15 miles

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-09-30

    • Carneddau Eight Summits - Grade B+

      Start Point:  9.45  Forestry Commission Car park 1 mile SE of Abergwyngregyn village (Grid Ref:  SH664719).   A walk taking in 8 of the central Carneddau tops: Lltymor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau.  The route ascends above Aber Falls and follows the Afon Goch for a mile before heading steeply up to Llytmor.  Then there is grassy walking on the long ridge with a succession of tops.

      Distance: A long day.  12½ miles (20km), Ascent 3,750ft (1,145m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-08-06

    • Carrog to Llantysilio Mountain - Grade C

      Meet: Abbey Foregate at 9am Walk Start: 10am An undulating 10-mile circular walk from the small village of Carrog on the River Dee to Llantisilio Mountain and back. The route follows parts of the Clwydian Way and Dee Valley Way along green paths and stoney tracks with outstanding views from the summit of Moel Morfydd (550m ASL) of the surrounding AONB. The walk starts and finishes from the village pub with arrangements to use their car park. No toilets at the start but a public WC is available in Llangollen town centre car park about 6 miles before reaching Carrog

      Distance: Walk Distance: 16Km (10 miles) Walk Duration: 5 hours Total Ascent: 820m (2,700 ft)

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-06-11

    • Chirk & Pontfadog - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.0am. Walk start approx 9.45am. Car park off Colliery Road, Chirk, LL14 5DH. Plenty of spaces on a Sunday. What 3 Words: propose: chips: snowballs In its lower reaches, the River Ceiriog marks the boundary between Wales and England. This ramble explores some of this borderland’s stirring landscapes and rich history, taking in Marcher stronghold Chirk Castle and finishing with a triumphant crossing of Chirk Aqueduct, which has one end in England, the other in Wales

      Distance: 11 miles and 1900 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-29

    • Church Stretton - Grade C

      Joint walk with Shropshire Young Ramblers and Christmas drinks: Grade C, start 9.00. Celebrate the Winter Solstice (well almost!) and the Festive Season with a circular route from the centre of Church Stretton finishing with drinks in a town pub. Christmas hats and accessories preferable but not compulsory. Meet at 9 am at the Abbey to share cars or at 9.30 am in the main car park, Easthope Road (opposite the Co-op), Church Stretton (free on Sundays and toilets available). Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to Church Stretton. 10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent via the summit of Caer Caradoc, across to The Wilderness and down to Cardington village, up to Willstone Hill and along the Hope Bowdler ridge to the Gaer Stone then a gentle return to the town for drinks in the Kings Arms. One steep ascent early on to Caer Caradoc, a more gradual one to Willstone Hill later on otherwise it's a fairly easy undulating route through fields and on tracks with minimal tarmac. If the weather is on our side there will be plenty of good views.

      Distance: 10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent

      Leader: Gill Pursey 01743 2720986 or 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-12-19

    • Church Stretton to Ratlinghope circular - Grade B

      8:15 Meet at Abbey Foregate The walk leaves and returns via Carding Mill Valley by less well trodden paths to avoid any crowds. Following parts of the Port Way out towards Ratlinghope we pass the village pub around the halfway point before returning along a section of the Cross Britain Way. Superb scenery from the Long Mynd of secluded valleys, notable Shropshire hills and far-reaching views of the Serengeti plains (weather permitting). Access via multiple farm gates, a few kissing gates and the odd Harry. The route crosses a mixture of well-defined paths, farmland and open hill tops so check the forecast for wind speed/direction and 'feels like' temperature for what to wear.

      Distance: Distance: 22km (13.6 miles) Ascent: 690m (2,300 feet)

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-21

    • Clee Hills - Grade C

      Start point SO608872 . Starting with the ascent of Abdon Burf, the route continues to Abdon and then turns south to Cockshutford, then eastwards and upwards to the meeting of 6 paths.  Descent is over Clee Liberty to join the Jack Mytton Way, heading south. The route then turns northwards on the Shropshire Way, over Clee Burf and back to the start point.  Wonderful far reaching views on a clear day.

      Distance: Approx 11.5 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-12-15

    • Clee Hills - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 8.30am. Journey approx. 24 miles. The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill. The route then follows paths via Cockshutford and Nordy Bank Fort to join the Jack Mytton Way southwards, taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf. Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track. For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

      Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-16

    • Clee St Margaret - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.30. Walk start: 09.30 from the small triangular shaped car park at SO 568 834 (nearest post code SY7 9EF) which lies between Clee St. Margaret and Stoke St. Milborough, which I’m sure most members will have used. Distance to start: 26 miles. Journey time: 50 minutes. No toilet facilities available, either at the start or during the course of the walk. Best to stop at Much Wenlock, on the way. The walk takes a direction away from Clee Hill, for a meandering route to Tugford, before an even more indirect route back. While it has some short, sharp hills to climb, the total ascent is only 1452’. Nevertheless, it‘s a surprisingly interesting walk, with some good views. It’s much better than I expected, when I planned it. Be aware though, that it does have the potential to be muddy in places. Distance around 10.5 miles.

      Distance: 10.5 miles.

      Leader: David Jakeman  07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-09

    • Clun - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 9am or at the Clun Castle car park (SO 299 807), where there are toilets, at 10am. We head up past the Youth Hostel on the Shropshire Way to Bury Ditches where we can explore some of the hill fort and admire the views. From there we continue along the Shropshire Way for a short stretch before heading over Clunton Hill to Clunton. We cross the river Clun and return to Clun via Sowdley Wood and Woodside. If time permits, we can visit Clun Castle.

      Distance: 10 miles, 1700' of ascent

      Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931 or milesj653@gmail.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-10-23

    • Clun - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.15 Walk start: Approx’ 09.15. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50 minutes Toilet facilities are available, if open, in Clun. These are located in a car park, next to the river, on the B4368 road to Newcastle on Clun and a short distance from our starting point. The first part of this circular walk heads in a north westerly direction along The Shropshire Way until we turn south along the Offa’s Dyke Path, before turning west, for Clun, along the Jack Mytton Way. In Clun we will we can take time to explore the castle remains, before returning to the starting point. It’s a simple route, taking advantage of three major paths, to enable us to explore much of the best that this area of Shropshire has to offer.

      Distance: 12.5 miles with a total of 2254’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-29

    • Clun - Grade C

      C Walk, 12 miles with 2150 feet of ascent. Meet at Abbey at 9 am. Walk starts from Car Park by Clun Bridge (Grid Ref. SO 299807) where there are facilities. We go out to the west passing Springhill Farm, turn south below Llanfair Hill and follow the Offa's Dyke Path to Garbett Hall. Thence via a meandering route back to Clun. Subject to the weather the open countryside offers excellent views.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-04-07

    • Clwydian Range - Grade B

      Meet 8.30 at the Abbey. Walk start 9.45 We start at the car park at the Clwyd Forest (£5 parking charge; toilet facilities available) and walk along the edge of the forest before joining Offa's Dyke Path (ODP). We head up to the Jubilee Tower on the top of Moel Famau and, with good weather and good visibility, we should be able to look across to the whole of the Snowdonia National Park. From there we continue on the ODP heading for Moel Dywyll. If the weather is fine, people are keen and we have made good time, we aim to continue to the Moel Arthur iron age fort before returning to Moel Dywyll. We continue to the small reservoir and then we skirt Ffrith Mountain, heading for Loggerheads Country Park (toilets and ice cream available). From there we return to our start point via Llanferres. Parking is tight in the Clwyd Forest car park, so we need to share cars as much as possible, including any people not meeting at the Abbey.

      Distance: 12 miles with optional extra 2 miles if people are up for it, weather permitting. 1900' ascent or 3000' with extension

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-14

    • Conwy Mountain - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey: 7:30 Walk start: 9:00 Distance to start: 85 miles Journey time: 90 mins Public toilets available near walk start on Quayside The walk starts out from Conwy Castle around the marina and heads up the North Wales Path to Conwy Mountain with spectacular views along the north Wales coast. The walk traverses several hills including Penmaen-bach, Allt Wen and Capelulo before returning on the Cambrian Way into Conwy. Following mainly stoney paths and grass tracks through heather and gorse open countryside. Parking: Morfa Bach LL32 8FZ Payment: £6 coins or PayByPhone App (no credit cards)

      Distance: Distance: 11 miles with 2,000 feet of ascent (5 ½ hours)

      Leader: Karen Breese - 07415 184001

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-08

    • Corndon Hill - Grade C

      Meet time: Abbey 08:30 Walk start: 09:30 Travel: 22 miles (40 mins) from Shrewsbury From our starting point in the village of Churchstoke we make our way up Todleth Hill before descending into the Nature Reserve and then ascending Roundton Hill. From here we climb up Corndon Hill visiting each of the four summit cairns and trig point. On a clear day the long-distance views are spectacular including Cadir Idris, the Snowdon range and the Berwyn Mountains as well as the Stiperstones ridge line. Descending Corndon Hill, we head out and back to the nearby Bronze Age stone circle at Mtichell's Fold before making our way back to Churchstoke via Lan Fawr.

      Distance: Distance: Approx 10 miles (5 hours) Ascent: 2,000 feet

      Leader: Clive Coxon

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-16

    • Corndon and Roundton - Grade C

      Start point SO302977.  North to Mitchell's Fold and beyond, descending to the west, passing the southern end of Crest Wood, south to Hagley, down through Marrington Dingle to walk alongside the Camlad, a steep ascent out of the Dingle, then various paths to the hilltop fort on Roundton Hill then return via the summit of Corndon Hill to the start.

      Distance: Approx 11 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2020-02-02

    • Corndon and Stapeley - Grade C

      This undulating route of approximately 11 miles follows mostly excellent grassy paths with far reaching views in all directions - south Shropshire at its best (on a good weather day!).  There's a gradual ascent of Corndon and the onward route goes via Mucklewick Hill and Flenny Bank before returning to the start point over Stapeley Common.

      Distance: 11 miles

      Leader: Gill and Nigel Pursey 01743 272986

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-11-20

    • Craignant, near Oswestry - Grade C

      Park in the car park on the B4579, Oswestry – Glyn Ceiriog road, approximately 4.5 miles from when the road leaves the B4589, close to the centre of Oswestry. Grid ref: SJ 25463 34985; nearest Post code: SY10 7NP; What3words: otherwise.trying.topics. Meet at the Abbey at 8.30, or advise if you intend going directly to the walk start. Journey time: 45 mins; Distance to start: 25 miles. Walk start: Approx. 09.20. No toilet facilities at the start, or during the course of the walk. This circular walk will see us head in a northerly direction, along Offa’s Dyke/old Shropshire Way, which is also the Welsh/English border, to Bronygarth. Here we pick up the Llwyr Ceiriog Trail, for some miles, which offers some splendid views of The Vale of Llangollen and Llangollen itself. At Careg y Big, we take a short, short cut, to save a couple of miles, before rejoining the Llwyr Ceiriog Trail, until we cross the River Ceiriog, at Pontfadog. The rest of the route, back to the car, is on tarmac but we didn’t meet a single car, during the recce and weather permitting, we will be provided with some excellent views. However it also includes a long, but never overly steep, 1.5 miles, 235m ascent, out of the valley, before dropping down to the starting point. The route is reasonably demanding, being hilly but you will be rewarded with some smashing views, very few stiles and plenty to keep you interested, in a neglected area for walking.

      Distance: 11.5 miles, with a total of 2695’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340; email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-11-14

    • Craven Arms to Wart Hill - Grade C

      08:45: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury 09:30: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre car park in Craven Arms SY7 9RS Journey time: 35 mins (21 miles) Circular walk heading out clockwise from Craven Arms towards Wart Hill and returning through the villages of Wistanstow and Halford. The walk is easy to moderate with some short steeper sections leading to some fine panoramic views (weather permitting). The route is well marked throughout and covers enclosed woodland, forestry tracks, farmland, country lanes and riverside paths. A beautifully scenic walk - an ideal way to celebrate mothering Sunday! No toilets out on the walk but the Discovery Centre cafe is open from 10am to 5pm daily (free parking or £1 donation).

      Distance: 11 miles with 1,400 ft of ascent and approximately 5 hours walking

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-19

    • Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe - Grade A

      This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather.

      Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2022-06-26

    • Cwm Glas Skyline - Grade A

      This is a scramble around one of the wildest valleys in Snowdonia, giving unparalleled views into the Snowdon massif and its rock architecture. Starting at SH629567 in Llanberis Pass, we pick out a faint route to the east of Dinas Mot and find a way onto the ridge, heading south along narrowing edges until we finally climb up to Crib Goch. From there we follow the airy crest westwards to Garnedd Ugain, which is the second highest top in Wales, only 20 meters below Snowdon. After a suitable pause to appreciate the whole eastern face of Yr Wyddfa, we turn away north and eventually scramble down the Gyrn Las ridge and into Cwm Glas. It's a route which has some narrow and exposed sections, and requires care to negotiate. That said, club members have done this route, and the Snowdon Horseshoe which shares part of it, several times over the years. We will only be doing it if the weather is suitable - dry and reasonably still. It's also physically quite demanding - not long in miles, but it will probably take 7 hours or so, which is why we probably won't do the obvious up-and-back to Snowdon summit.

      Distance: 7 hours or so

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2019-06-16

    • Delamere Way - Grade C+

      From a car park in the Delamere Forest (SJ542715) we follow the Delemere Way nearly to Frodsham where we join the Sandstone Trail and follow it back to the Delemere Forest.

      Distance:

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2016-09-25

    • Dinas Bran Castle and Llangollen circular - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey: 09.00 Walk start: Approx. 10:00 Circular walk of around 11 miles 2400 feet of climbing within the first 5-6 miles. This walk should suit all abilities and offer a good introduction to Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club for those contemplating coming along for the first time. Mix of moorland and woodland together with the escarpment path along Offa's Dyke on the return leg. Mill street Car Park Mill Street, Llangollen LL20 8SD

      Distance: Walk distance: 11 miles, with a total of 2400’ of ascent

      Leader: Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-30

    • Dudmaston Dawdle - Grade C

      The start is from the National Trust 'Comer Woods' car park, on the A442 on the left 2½ miles south of Bridgnorth (SO741891). Bring your NT card for the car park meter. Proceeding south through the Dudmaston Estate and along the River Severn to Alvely. Returning past Coton Hall, Kingnordley and Comer Wood on the northern side of the Dudmaston Estate. Easy going countryside. 8.30 start

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-02-24

    • Earl's Hill  - Grade C

      Start near Longdon Common, going across to Pontesford Hill. Up through the wood over Earl's Hill  to Habberley and on to Pulverbatch. Continuing on the Shropshire Way, which we follow for a while before returning to Longden Common

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601.

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-03-03

    • Ercall and Wrekin - Grade C

      The walk will start from The Huntsman pub in Little Wenlock where we'll return around 1.30 pm for lunch. The 9 mile route starts and finishes with some unavoidable lane walking but in between there will be a pleasant stretch beside and across a golf course and up through woods to the top of the Ercall. We'll then descend and follow lesser known paths across the flank of the Wrekin before reaching the summit. The route then descends steeply down before turning off to take an easier descent through the Scout Camp and back to Little Wenlock. Meals must be pre-ordered, so please contact Gill on g.e.pursey@gmail.com or on either number below for details.

      Distance: 9 miles

      Leader: Gill and Niget Pursey 01743 272986 or 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-11

    • Evenjobb - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey for 8.30am Walk start at Evenjobb Village Hall at 9.45am Parking to rear of village hall: Postcode LD8 2SD Slap-bang on the Welsh border, Offa's Dyke keeps to the crest of high ground as it swings north from Evenjobb, three miles east of New Radnor. This route initially follows the undulating earthwork as it often forms the boundary between fields and woods. In places, the Dyke (regularly marked with National Trail fingerposts) has now sunk into a low linear mound but its line can be traced for most of the way towards the damp meadows by the meandering River Lugg. Pasture leads to the easy-going climb to the trig point on Llan-fawr. Broad paths cut through the bracken and the top offers excellent views: west towards Mid Wales; east to a length of dyke perched high on Hawthorn Hill; and north to Graig Hill and the site of a battle where legendary Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr defeated the English in 1402. The return to Evenjobb follows farm tracks as well as a deep wooded holloway

      Distance: 11 miles and 2600 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-27

    • Flounders Folly and Wart Hill - Grade C

      Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey 8am Walk start 9am Walk start: Craven Arms Discovery Centre, SY7 9RS. Journey 22miles from Shrewsbury. From the discovery centre it's straight across the fields and uphill through farmland, with lovely views at the top of the first ridge. A steady and then steeper zigzag path takes you through the bracken and over fallen logs to Flounders Folly. We descend and tackle a rough woodland section on Wenlock Edge which can be muddy, to cross the ford at Strefford. Onto Cheney Longville and the summit of Wart Hill for a well deserved lunch stop. We join the Shropshire way to return via Hopesay Hill.

      Distance: approx 12 miles (6 hours )

      Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-20

    • Flounders' Folly - Grade B

      Meet 9.00am at the Abbey. Remember the clocks go forward on Saturday evening! From the Craven Arms Discovery Centre the route follows the River Onny and Quinney Brook north to Strefford and then turns east, up and over Wenlock Edge to Callow Hill and Flounders' Folly https://www.floundersfolly.org.uk/. There are wonderful views all round with helpful illustrations on the viewing platform to identify the hills. From the Folly the route continues along the ridge with fantastic views of the Clee Hills, south to Bache, Norton, Norton Camp (Iron Age Fort) and Rotting Lane. It crosses the A49 to join the Shropshire Way past Stokesay, and a path back to Craven Arms. Mostly grassy paths and tracks. One or two short sections of road.

      Distance: 13 miles, 1,747 feet of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111 883

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-03-26

    • Hadnall - Grade C

      The walk is from Hadnall up the Shropshire Way to Grinshill over the hill and across to Pim Hill then returning to Hadnall. It is an easy C walk 12miles. Santa hats or other Christmas attire welcome. We will return to our house for cakes, tea/coffee. Leaving the Abbey at 9.30.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-23

    • Hay Bluff - Grade B

      Meet at the Abbey, at 8.15. If you wish to go directly to the walk start, please advise the walk leader and confirm, by text, on the day of the walk, that you will be attending. The text message will be acknowledged, if it is received before we set off from the Abbey. Walk Distance: 13 miles Total Ascent: 2888’ Walk start time: approx’ 10.15 The car park isn’t very big, so car sharing is likely to be necessary, although alternative parking is available, nearby. No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk. The journey time allows for comfort stops, en-route The route starts with a climb up to Lord Hereford’s Knob, from where we travel SW, following the path along the top of the escarpment, before turning to visit Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, where there will be the option of taking a short walk, to cross and return along the top of the dam. Alternatively, there is the option of resting your feet. We will then make our way to Capel-y-ffin, as directly as is practical, before climbing to the Offa’s Dyke Path, which we will use to make our way to Hay Bluff, from where we will return to the starting point. As you might expect, the walk is hilly, with some stretches of fairly steep climbing. The path down to Capel-y-ffin needs to be taken with care but it’s not especially difficult, just over used. There are plenty of views, to be had and weather permitting the route should provide fun for all Hillwalkers. No scrambling required and very few stiles.

      Distance: Walk Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: David Jakeman - Contact details: David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2022-10-16

    • Hope Valley - Grade C

      Starting from the Hope Valley Nature Reserve on the A488, the route follows footpaths up through the woods and across fields to The Stables Inn at Hopesgate then through similar terrain to the top of Bromlow Callow. The top of Stapeley Hill is the next destination which is reached via Gorstybank and adjoining open access land. After a southerly descent, the route then heads north east towards Shelve Hill, Shelfield, Buxton Hill, Buxton Wood and Hogstow back to the car park. A good number of the paths are little known (to us anyway!) which will take you across fields that are easy under foot, along tracks and through woods. There's very little tarmac! Total distance 11.5 miles with almost 2,000 feet of ascent. With half decent weather there'll be some great views.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-18

    • Hopesay Hill and Cheney Longville - Grade C

      Start: Abbey Foregate 9.00. Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (SO 435824) 9.45. Walk through fields to Aston on Clun and then N to Perry Gutter and Hopesay Hill. Continue to Cheney Longville and Wistanstow. Cross A49 at Grove Bank and ascend through Berrymill Wood and Halford Wood to descend into Craven Arms.

      Distance: 17km (10.6 miles) 420m (1,375ft) ascent.

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-11

    • Hopesay Hobble - Grade C

      A 10 mile walk from Horderley (SO 410870) over Ridgway Hill and on to Hopesay. Up the large triple ring and ditch Iron Age fort and down to Aston on Clun. Over Hopesay Hill and to Wart Hill, another Iron Age settlement, then return through wooded country back to the start.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-10-09

    • Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey 08:30 for a 09:15 walk start. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 45 mins. This is a 16Km (10-mile), multi-terrain walk in south Shropshire around the charming villages of Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury. The walk starts and ends in a forestry enclosure which is popular with mountain bikers - so watch out for two-wheeled heroes! There are three main hill climbs, one short and two longer gradients in all totalling 545m (1,788 feet) of ascent. We will be visiting a castle and a church on our way through arable/pasture farmland via various stiles and gates. Fine views across Shropshire's AONB (subject to weather conditions) from our highpoint at 360m ASL. The walk should take approximately 5 to 5.5 hours to complete including a mid-morning and lunch stop. (Note: No WC available at the start location)

      Distance: 10 Miles with 1,788 feet of climbing

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-19

    • Horseshoe Falls and Llantysilio Mountain - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey 08:30 [to ensure parking at the start point]. This is a circular walk on generally well defined paths starting from the Horseshoe Falls heading steadily uphill northwest, past quarry workings & with the high point on Moel y Gamelin, followed by Moel y Faen before descending past the Ponderosa cafe on the Horseshoe Pass. Good views on a decent day. The return is east of the main road, mainly downhill, through varying landscapes passing close by the ruins of 13th Century Valle Crucis Abbey

      Distance: 10 miles - with a total of up to 2600 feet of ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-09

    • Ironbridge and Little Wenlock - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

      Distance: 11 miles Total Ascent: 1618’

      Leader: David Jakeman David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 54234

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-11

    • Knighton - Grade C

      Meet 9am at the Abbey Walk start 10am at the Bowling Green Lane car park, Knighton. Pay and display £4 per day. 36 miles from Shrewsbury. The route starts uphill through woods behind the station onto the Offa's Dyke path. Some great views to be enjoyed before descending to Knucklas to admire the viaduct and have lunch. Return route is across fields and lanes - this bit may be muddy with a dodgy stile and then back to woody paths and quiet lanes to Knighton where a pub or cafe stop awaits.

      Distance: 10-11 miles

      Leader: Liz Wright

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-05

    • Knighton - Grade C

      Meet at 9.15am at the Abbey Drive distance 36 miles. Start from Bowling Green Pay & Display Car Park, Knighton at approximately 10.30. There may be some free on street parking nearby. Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the walk start. This walk includes some of my previous route, turned the other way round with Garth Wood added and Knucklas Castle mound an optional extra. It's quite hilly with lovely views of Knucklas viaduct and surrounding valleys. There's quite a bit of lane walking as well as woods and a few muddy fields.

      Distance: Approx 10.5 miles, 620m ascent.

      Leader: LIZ WRIGHT - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-12

    • Lake District- Patterdale Weekend - Grade B

      Lake District Weekend 24th – 26th, March. Venue - Patterdale Hotel. Hotel website: www. patterdalehotel.co.ukSpecial offer Price: Total cost is £134 p/person, based on sharing a twin room, although some double rooms are also currently available. You can take a room, without sharing but the cost will be £268, although based on previous experience, a reduction may be arranged at the hotel, subject to management discretion. The price includes an excellent three course evening meal on the Friday and Saturday nights, with choices provided, as well as a fantastic buffet breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday (I recommend the sausages). Helvellyn and High Street are amongst many Wainwright’s that are within sensible walking distance, from the hotel. On a trip I organised last year, we didn’t use our cars at all, until it was time to return home. I shall offer a walk for each day but the choice is always available for you to choose your own walks or activities. There are currently plenty of rooms available but these will go fast, so if you wish to book a place on the trip, please do so quickly.

      Distance: various but average 12 miles and 2500 feet of climbing

      Leader: David Jakeman

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-03-24

    • Lee Brockhurst - Grade C

      Start from parking area with phone box at SJ 5485 2680. Walk then goes over Lee Hills then heads east to Weston Heath, then goes south to Moston & Harcourt heading east towards Blakeleyhill, from there to Stanton. The return picks up the Shropshire Way to pass Harcourt Mill & Papermill bridge

      Distance: Approx 11.5 miles

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-02-04

    • Little Stretton and Adstone Hill - Grade C

      Start: roadside parking in Little Stretton by brook on road leading to Smallbatch campsite (SO 442919 – behind the Ragleth Inn). Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hilll is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

      Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-11-26

    • Llanfair Waterdine - Grade C

      Take the road from Clun in the direction of Newcastle. Just before Newcastle on the left is a sign to Springhill Farm. Take this lane uphill to a crossroads (Springhill) and continue on for a few hundred yards again uphill to the parking on the left at SO249796. The walk passes through Llanfair Waterdine and circles around via Offa's Dyke back to the start point

      Distance: About 17 km; 1600 ft height gain.

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-01-17

    • Llangollen - Eglwyseg Rocks - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.30 Walk Start approx 9.15 The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Car park charge £3.50. ⛰️ Castell Dinas Bran (321 m) • ⛰️ Creigiau Eglwyseg (445 m) • ⛰️ Craig yr Adar (420

      Distance: 12 miles & 2000 feet ascent

      Leader: Dave Peters

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-06

    • Llangollen: Eglwyseg Rocks - Grade C

      While at first sight this would appear to duplicate George's recent walk, there is quite a bit which does not overlap. The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Approx 12 miles, grade C. Meet at the Abbey 09:00. Car park charge £3.50.

      Distance: Approx 12 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-06

    • Llanymynech - Grade C+

      A grade C walk of about 11 miles (with over 2,000 ft ascent) starting from SJ 2666 2111. The route will follow the Offa’s Dyke Path to ascend through Pen y Foel, past the Welsh quarry and Llanymynech Rocks (Montgomery Wildlife Trust). Using the ODP over Llanymynech Hill and other paths to cross Llynclys Common (Shropshire Wildlife Trust) before descending to the A495. The walk will go around the North side of Llynclys and Nant Mawr quarries to reach Moelydd (935feet). The return route is through Shropshire Wildlife Trusts' area known as "Jones Rough" to join quiet lanes down to Porth-y-waen and join the ODP through Jones Coppice to climb back up the escarpment. The path around the outskirts of the golf course is taken allowing for extensive views from the top of Llanymynech rocks before descending the English incline plane to reach the Limeworks Industrial Heritage area.

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2020-01-12

    • Long Mynd , The Portway & Prior's Holt Hill - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 9am. Walk start 9.30 - 9.40 Starting from Little Stretton the route ascends the Long Mynd to join The Port Way and then heads south past the Gliding Club (with the possibility of tea & cake elevenses there), to the southernmost point of the Long Mynd. There are superb views over to the west along the whole of The Port Way. The route then turns east, then north-east along a variety of tracks and paths with a final ascent around Prior's Holt Hill. After taking in the views to the east the route descends to join a quiet lane for a 1.5 mile walk through Minton back to Little Stretton.

      Distance: 12 miles with 2,100 feet of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-12

    • Longmynd - Grade C

      Start time at the Abbey 8.00. Walk starts at 8.30. Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hill is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

      Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

      Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-10

    • Ludlow - Grade B

      The start point is at SO 505742 by Whitcliffe Common with probably the best view of Ludlow. The walk is graded B purely because it's 13 miles, a mile over the limit for a C walk. The route follows good footpaths through woods and forest, across farmland and on a couple of stretches of tarmac. The 2300 feet of ascent is gained by longer gradual gradients - there are no steep ones. The route ascends south west into Mortimer Forest to Mary Knoll House and on through Hazel Coppice to Burrington village where the Herefordshire Trail is joined to go south and east to Elton. We'll then rejoin the Mortimer Trail to go north to the high point at High Vinnals and return to the start point via Mary Knoll Valley and Lower and Upper Evens. It's not all trees and the views from the open ground will give lovely far reaching views.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2020-02-17

    • Lyth Hill and Earl's Hill - Grade C

      This 'lollipop' route starting and finishing on Lyth Hill follows tracks, quiet lanes and woodland paths for about 12 miles to Exfords Green, on to the Oaks then an ascent of Earl's Hill from the southern end. Time to take in the splendid views (hopefully) from the summit before we descend the northern end and Pontesford Hill. We'll then take a north easterly route to Longden and back to the start point. Apart from the sharp ascent and descent of Earl's Hill and a gradual ascent back to the top of Lyth Hill this is an easy, undulating walk. It is likely to be very muddy in places but the quiet lanes will give us some respite.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2020-01-19

    • Maesglase - Dinas Mawddwy - Grade B

      Meet at The Abbey at 8 Walk start at 9.15-9.30 Journey time 1 hour 15 minutes Depending on weather forecast an alternative walk maybe laid on if necessary at last minute Leaving the layby off the A470 above Dinas Mawddy entering the forest to start the long climb to the slate quarry. Some very interesting tunnels and old buildings to explore. This will be a welcome rest from the first climb. We continue using the Cambriam Way with some navigation required due to lack of clear path. Reaching the top of the moorland we get to see our destination in all its glory. Very steep slow upwards climb stopping to look at the Waterfall at Craig Maesglase before the final climb onto Maesglase at 2200 feet above sea level. Descending down a steep slope looking to join a faint path towards Dinas Mawddy and across the road for a nice stroll through Park Wood back up to the cars.

      Distance: 8 miles with 2800 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-04-02

    • Moel Fferna - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey 8.30 and walk start at 9.30. Starting from a layby with ample parking on the A5 west of Llangollen just after the brown Glyndyfrdwy village sign (GR SH 156425), the route ascends immediately up a delightful valley following a stream to join the North Berwyn Way. From here we follow the track briefly before descending and making our way round and through the disused slate quarries where on a clear day stunning views of the Llantysillio and Clwydian Hills can be seen. The path ascends again across rough moorland to reach the summit of Moel Fferna at 628m. From here we descend on a good path down to Llidiart y Parc to cross the river Dee and return to the start point along a quiet lane. There are two steep ascents with a couple of boggy sections. 10-11 miles

      Distance: 10-11 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-05

    • Moel Pearce, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Bronwem and The Wayfarer Pass - Grade B

      Meet at The Abbey at 8 - Walk start from Llandrillo at 9.15 approx Toilet facilities at the start if open. Starting from the village hall car park at the centre of the village its a steady climb towards Moel Pearce and stopping on route to look at Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle. Onwards past Moel Pearce and the junction of the climb towards Cadair Berwyn. Extremely wet boggy ground all the way to the top, apart from some rest bite on duck boards. Back down and then up Cadair Bronwen and over towards the Wayfarer Pass, again wet and boggy and difficult under foot. Then a good track all the way back. This certainly isn't for the novice walker that's for sure

      Distance: 12 Miles and 2700 feet of assent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-02-12

    • Moel y Plas, Moel y Waun and Moel yr Accre - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walk start 9.10 Distance to start: 40 mile. Journey time 1 hour. Like many of you I have walked the more popular section of the Clwydian Range to the north and south of Moel Famau with its impressive fort but the paths on this circular walk were until recently not known to me and I would like to share them with you on what I believe to be a very good walk. Visiting three good sized hills without too much effort it provides some excellent views along the way including sight of the Welsh coast the aforementioned fort a lake and hopefully lots of autumn colours. The walk is hilly but never very difficult and provides an excellent introduction to the Clwydians for those who have never visited them. No scrambling is involved and the paths are good – excellent. About a third of the walk will be along Offa’s Dyke Path but just for a change not necessarily the best bits.

      Distance: 11.5 miles with a total of 1556’ of ascent

      Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Contact number: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-27

    • Montgomery - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am A 10 mile circular route from Montgomery going east across the Camlad valley to Marrington and Whittery Wood then on to Chirbury. The return is via Great Moat Farm, a short stretch of the Offa's Dyke Trail and Lymore Park. Back in the town we'll then walk up to look around the splendid ruins of Montgomery Castle and admire their commanding position overlooking the town, the route just walked and Corndon hill.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Ian Gellatly 07534 314242

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-10

    • Morville, Near Bridgenorth - Grade B

      Journey time: 26 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start: Approx. 09:00 No toilet facilities at the start, or available during the walk. This circular walk will see us go along the drive, to Aldenham Park, passing the front of the house and stable house, before making our way to Aston Eyre, Upton Crescent, Chetton, Meadowley, The Lye and Morville Hall. We will also try to take the opportunity to enter three different Norman churches, which were all open during my recent walk recce and which all well worth a visit. The walk offers good views, along interesting paths, with plenty to see along the way. It’s hilly, without being particularly difficult, so should be suitable for all members. That said I should mention, in fairness, that there is an awkward stile (the type without steps, that has wooden pieces attached to a wire fence), which leans toward you as, you cross it, unless it is supported by somebody, as well as a low footbridge that needs to be crossed with care, due to missing planks. When a female friend and I did the recce, neither obstacle caused us any great difficulties and we could have easily crossed the shallow ditch/dry (at the time), stream bed, without using the bridge.

      Distance: 12.5 miles, with a total of 2448’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman Mob: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2022-11-13

    • Nescliffe Hill - Club Christmas Meal Walk - Grade C

      Meet at The Abbey 11.30am Walk start 12 midday This is a great walk with club members booked on for the 3 Pidgeons for a meal at 4pm. All places for the meal are booked but anyone wishing to join for the walk please come along. A walk of about 7 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness

      Distance: Approx 9 miles

      Leader: Ian Gellatly - 07534 314242

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-17

    • Nesscliffe - Grade C

      A walk of about 9/10 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness where a warm welcome and a selection of festive treats will await all walkers.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-12-20

    • Newcastle - Grade C

      C walk 9.00am as it's BST. Start Newcastle community centre Grid Ref SO249823. Follow road signs by the Crown Inn. We take paths through Upper Barn, Gogin & Birches to reach Foxholes. Then south east through Mount Bank to join Offas Dyke path at Bridge Farm & follow to Hergan, then along the Shropshire Way to Worns Wood where we turn to reach Hollybush. Finally south west to return to Newcastle for refreshment at the Crown for those wishing to partake.

      Distance: 11 miles Ascent 2170ft.

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-03-31

    • North Berwyns - Grade B

      Meet at the Abbey at 7.30am. Walk start in Glyn Ceiriog approximately 8.45am. As per usual, if you are making your own way to the start please let me know in advance by text. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50-60 minutes, via A5 and Chirk. Car parking & toilets: There are free public toilet facilities in the village. Parking will be at Canolfan Ceiriog Centre New Road, Glyn Ceiriog Llangollen LL20 7HE This is predominantly a moorland walk with sections of pasture, forest tracks and a limited amount of tarmac. A good level of fitness is required as I anticipate the duration of the walk to be close to 8 hours. Stops are planned for elevenses, lunch, and a mid-afternoon refreshment break, as well as ad-hoc pauses in between. This walk starts and finishes in the charming village of Glyn Ceiriog, located in the foothills of the northern segment of the Berwyn Mountains. Although the total ascent is only around 2,000 feet, the length of the walk and the constantly changing uneven ground may make this a challenging experience which might possibly result in sore feet and tired legs at its conclusion. Departing the village, we head outwards and upwards in a south-westerly direction and immediately encounter a stiff climb, a calves-busting 600 feet of ascent in the first 30 minutes. However, after this initial effort the gradient levels out and after traversing pasture and woodland paths we join the Upper Ceiriog Way, where a gradual ‘pull’ up a stoney track finds us reaching Bryn Du (1,670 feet) where (weather permitting) there are wide-ranging views of the surrounding hills. Following what might be the remnant of a drovers’ road or a miners’ track (or both) we then descend into the upper reaches of the River Teirw valley (a tributary of the River Ceiriog) and we encounter a weather-beaten memorial to a 19th century local worthy (a certain James Darlington) who was intimately involved with the mining industry, where the enigmatic inscription "Go and do you likewise" can barely be discerned. Perhaps a convenient location for a spot of lunch? Journeying up the other side of the valley we reject the tempting allure of Moel Fferna, preferring to follow a path less trodden into a brief exploration of the Ceiriog Forest before linking up with the North Berwyn Way. On ascending Vivod Mountain (1,820 feet) we will hopefully be rewarded with a panoramic view of Llantysilio and Ruabon Mountains to the north and the distant southern Berwyn landmarks to the south. Our homeward route finds us cresting Y Foel (1,710 feet) before descending through heather, pasture, and woodland back to Glyn Ceiriog.

      Distance: Walk distance and duration: 15 miles and 8 hours (including stops) Total ascent: 2,100 feet

      Leader: Alan Jones - 07950 583046

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-07-02

    • Norton Camp and Brandhill Gutter - Grade C

      Meet at Abbey 8.30 or 9.00 at Discovery Centre CP at Craven Arms We climb to Norton Camp then south over Whettlton Hill, cross the A49 towards Onibury, then south west, returning via Brandhill Gutter, we join the Shropshire Way, going past/briefly stopping at Stokesay Castle, shortly before arriving back at the start.

      Distance: 11 miles and 1650 feet of ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-19

    • Oswald Trail - Grade C

      The walk, of approximately 11 ½ miles and 1,500 feet of ascent, starts at Oswestry racecourse car park on Back Racecourse Road to the west of Oswestry at OS grid SJ 259 305 at 9:45. This is a modified version of Oswald’s Trail, a walk conceived by the Oswestry Ramblers.

      Distance: approx11 ½ miles and 1,500 feet of ascent

      Leader: Bernard Crowhurst 01952 254004

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-11-27

    • Oswestry - Grade C

      Meet at Abbey at 9am. Walk starts 9.40am This would be an ideal walk for anyone who hasn't walked for a while or who isn't feeling confident to do a long demanding walk. The route takes in 3 attractions of Oswestry - Oswald's Well, The Old Racecourse and Old Oswestry Iron Age Fort. All the urban walking is done at the start of the walk, going through an unusual revolving gate and admiring Oswald's Well. We join a footpath on the west side of the town and walk across the pleasant parkland of the Llanforda Estate. After joining Offa's Dyke path there is a steep ascent, and then a walk through woodland heading north to reach the Old Oswestry racecourse. This is a figure of 8 circuit about 2 miles long. After galloping round, we take various footpaths eastwards to Pentre-clawdd and then follow the Wat's Dyke Way south to Old Oswestry Hill Fort. After a circuit of the fort it's a short walk back to the start.

      Distance: 10.7 miles 1200' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-03

    • Plynlimon, source of The River Severn - Grade C

      Meet at Abbey at 8am Travel time: 90 minutes Distance to start: 56 miles From Hafren forest car park the route starts along the Severn Way before branching off onto the Wye Valley Walk. It leaves that waymarked route to follow a forest track heading north, rejoining the Severn Way. Leaving forest behind, a narrow rocky path across peaty moorland goes to the source of the Severn. If visibility is good there is the possibility of continuing for a further half mile or so for magnificent views. Return to the car park is along the Severn Way. Running water is never out of earshot on this walk! Apart from the last section up to the source, we're on good paths and tracks.

      Distance: Approx. 8 miles 1277' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-03

    • Pole Bank Plus - Grade B

      Start: lay-by below Gaerstone Farm on B4371 road from Church Stretton to Much Wenlock (SO 468932). We ascend Ragleth Hill and drop down into Little Stretton. The route then goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then along the Long Mynd past the Shooting Box to Plush Hill and All Stretton. Crossing the A49 leads to Caer Caradoc and Hope Bowdler Hills with a return to the Gaerstone lay-by.

      Distance: 21.6 km (13.4 miles), Ascent/Descent : 988m (3,240 ft)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2019-03-03

    • Pont Llogel to Lake Vyrnwy circular - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 09.00, with an hour's drive to the start point in Pont Llogel. The walk takes us through woodland west of Pont Llogel, before turning northwards along part of Glyndwr's Way heading for the dam at Lake Vyrnwy where we can stop for lunch, and where there are toilet facilities. We return to Pont Llogel on a different route, but again through some woodland. Weather permitting, there should be good views across the lake to the hills beyond

      Distance: Approximately 11 miles, with around 2,000 feet of ascent taking approximately 5 hours

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-26

    • Pontesbury - Grade C

      Park at the Earl's Hill Car Park 409058. We'll follow parts of the Chris Bagley walk via Poles Coppice, Habberley and Longden. Very wet and muddy in places, particularly at this time of year - wear gaiters if you have them.

      Distance: Around 10 miles

      Leader: Liz Cruickshanks 01743 362759 or 07581 471764

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-11-19

    • Presteigne - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at: 08:30 Walk Start: 09:45 Distance to start: 38 miles. Journey time: 67 minutes Toilets are located near to the walk start The route will see us head west, to allow us to head south along a particularly interesting section of the Offa’s Dyke Path. Eventually, we leave the trail at Rushock Hill, before quickly joining the Mortimer Trail, as far as Wychmoor, from where we head back to Presteigne in a northerly direction.

      Distance: 13 miles with a total of up to 2076’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-15

    • Pulverbatch - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.30 Walk start: 8.50 Pulverbatch, which will mainly head SE and back, through the likes of Church Pulverbatch, Woolstaston, Betchcott and Picklescott. It has a total ascent of only 1473' but it is a much more interesting walk than it sounds

      Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 1500’ of ascent.

      Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Tel: 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-23

    • Pulverbatch and Ratlinghope - Grade C

      Starting Point: The Mott & Bailey car park, Pulverbatch. Grid ref: SJ 42271 02241 Nearest Post code: SY5 8DT What3words: steroids.trickled.command. Meet at the Abbey at 8.15, or advise if you intend going directly to the walk start. Journey time: 20 mins Distance to start: 9 miles Walk start: Approx. 08:45. No toilets are available at the start, or during the walk. This circular, hilly walk, initially makes for Snailbeach to the west, before turning towards and then along, Stiperstones. We then make our way back to Pulverbatch via Gatten Lodge, Leasowes Bank Farm, Wilderley Hill and Cothercott Hill. I expect that many, perhaps all of you, will be very familiar with the area to be walked. However, you will know that it is a wonderful destination for a walk and I hope that you will enjoy the route that I have chosen, for the views and points of interest, that it provides.

      Distance: 14 miles, with a total of 2439’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-03-13

    • Ragdon, Soudley and Hope Bowdler (Christmas Eve) - Grade C

      Meet at abbey: 8:30 am Start walk: 9am at Lion Meadow car park Church Stretton. The route takes us SE through the hamlets of Ragdon, Chelmick and Soudley before crossing the B4371 to ascend the eastern flanks of Hope Bowdler to Middle Hill. From here we will continue ascending to Willstone Hill and onto Hope Bowdler before descending via Helmeth wood and back to start. Bring a packed lunch as normal, though not a long walk as I imagine we will all have plenty to do later in the afternoon.

      Distance: approx 7.5 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-24

    • Rhinogydd - Grade A

      Starting at SH684302 at about 09:45 (having left the Abbey at 8:00), we will head into the Bwlch Drws Ardudwy and then steeply up onto Rhinog Fach. Then there's a pleasant descent past Llyn Hywel and back into the Bwlch before a tough and rocky ascent to Rhinog Fawr, returning via Llyn Du. The Rhinogydd are rough and quiet hills, not often visited; and the route I've selected is a rocky, scrambly one. For this reason, it's been regraded as an 'A' walk: there's no technically difficult or especially exposed scrambling, but it is hands-on at times, and I'd suggest strong boots. The reward for all this effort should be magnificent views out to Cardigan Bay and a terrain full of interest. The distance is roughly 10 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing. It will probably take around 7-8 hours to do.

      Distance: Roughly 10 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2019-04-21

    • Rhos Fiddle - Grade C

      Rhos Fiddle. SO 205857. 8:30. North from crossways past the Cantlin Stone to join Kerry Ridgeway. North east to Pantglas. South to Lower Dolfawr. South west to Barretts continue around Clun Forest to reach Curney Bank then north across Rhos Fiddle nature reserve to return.

      Distance: 11.6 miles Ascent 1640ft.

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-07-14

    • Roundton and Corndon - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey: 09:00 Journey time: 33 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Walk start: Approx. 09:45 No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk This circular walk will see us ascend Lan Fawr and then Roundton Hill, before heading SE to Hurdley and then NE to Brithdir, via a quick diversion to take in the views from the lower reaches of the unnamed hill, which is located immediately to the NE of Roundton Hill. We will then make our way to the Trig point on Corndon Hill, having made the approach from the south. From Corndon, we will return to the start after visiting Stapeley Hill and the Mitchell Fold Stone Circle. Weather permitting, the walk provides views throughout and is fairly undemanding, with the exception of the climbs up Roundton and Corndon, both of which provide a sterner challenge.

      Distance: 10.85 miles with a total of 2282’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman davidjakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-10-30

    • Senior's Ridge - Grade A

      On the left side of the Idwal Slabs, there is a fine gully ascent with a little easy scrambling, which we follow until we reach Cwm Cneifion. Then we follow an indistinct scrambly route up Senior's Ridge and on to Glyder Fawr at 1001m. After that, it's the rough scree slope down and north-west towards Llyn y Cwn and up over Y Garn, before the final descent back towards Llyn Idwal. There's nothing too technical or exposed, but there are some hands-on-rock sections, so it's graded as an A walk.

      Distance:

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2014-06-08

    • Shrewsbury Special - Grade C

      Unusually this walk does not begin with a drive to the start point. Instead we'll be doing a circular route of about 11 miles in and around Shrewsbury which includes an attractive section of river, fields, tracks, alleys and roads. There are no hills but there could be some mud! There'll be seasonal refreshments for finishers so please let Gill and Nigel know if you plan to come.

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Gill and Nigel Pursey 01743 272986

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-12-21

    • Shrewsbury to Church Stretton (Linear walk) - Grade B

      Meet Abbey 8.30 am 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent. The terrain is a mix of track and pleasant field paths with some tarmac. Our walks are usually from or around Church Stretton, but on this occasion we walk to the town from the Abbey returning to Shrewsbury by train. It's longer than most of our routes but the few ascents are gradual therefore making the walk very doable. Most of the route will follow the Shropshire Way firstly along the river to Kingsland, on to Meole village and Bayston Hill then the landscape becomes more rural as we walk the length of Lyth Hill to Exfords Green. We then head across country to the environs of Pulverbatch and on to Wilderley Hill and across the Betchcott Hills to join the Portway on the Long Mynd before descending around Haddon Hill and the golf course to the town. With good midsummer weather (hopefully) there will be good views from the various high points. Plenty of places for refreshments at the end. Return train at 17.08 or there is another at 18.35. 15 minute journey back to Shrewsbury, fare £7.60. Bring pass if you have one. Note There are a few short sections of unfriendly vegetation in the first few miles (nothing terrible but the nettles may have grown a bit more since my recce!) so long trousers are advisable. Lighter weight footwear rather than heavy walking boots would suit the terrain and distance well. The choice is yours; the most important thing is comfort.

      Distance: 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent

      Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-06-18

    • Shropshire Way Festival of Walks - Nipstone NR, Linley Hill & Norbury - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am. To showcase the beauty and variety of landscapes along the Shropshire Way I arrange an annual Festival of Walks by inviting Shropshire walking groups to organise and lead a walk on a part of the Way. This is the Festival's 5th year and will be held from 16-24 September. I will be leading our Club's contribution to the Festival on Sunday 24 September starting from The Knolls car park on the Stiperstones. The scenic circular route will follow the Shropshire Way through the Nipstone Nature Reserve before it deviates off to go up and over Black Rhadley hill to enjoy the 360 degree views from the summit. We will then rejoin the Shropshire Way near Ridge, go up Linley Hill and down through Linley Beeches. We then leave the Way to begin our return via the quiet village of Norbury and on to Birchope and Kinnerton Green. One steep ascent, others more gradual. Lovely views in good weather.

      Distance: 11.5 miles, 2300 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-24

    • Snailbeach and Earl's Hill - Grade C

      Start point Snailbeach Village Hall car park SJ 373 023. Postcode: SY5 0NX. Meet at the Abbey at 9.00am, at the start point at 9.30am. Please let me know if you are going direct to the start point. The walk goes through the Snailbeach outdoor mining museum to the Upper Works, then northward through Eastridge Woods (roe deer seen on the recce), to Poles Coppice and then turns east across rather muddy fields to ascend Earl's Hill. Descending Earl's Hill on the south side we join the Marches Way, skirt Lawn Hill and join a good track past Huglith Farm. Return is via Lordshill Chapel and a very welcome non-muddy road downhill back to the car park.

      Distance: Approx 10 miles.

      Leader: Jane Williams 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-01-09

    • Snailbeach to the Stiperstones - Grade C

      Meet Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am Walk start at 9:30 am at Snailbeach Village Hall car park (voluntary donation of £2) Approximately 10 miles taking 5-6 hours. This figure of eight walk starts ascending through the old lead mines and gently climbs onto the Stiperstones Ridge which we will walk along to Nipstone rock. The route passes The Bog and follows a lower path on the westerly flanks before crossing back over the ridge, returning via Brook Vessons nature reserve and Lords Chapel. This is an easy walk, but good footwear is needed on the ridge as the terrain is unforgivingly rocky.

      Distance: Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-13

    • Snowdon Horseshoe - Grade A

      This is the classic walk of Snowdonia. Despite its seemingly moderate length of 11 km (6¾ miles) it is a very strenuous walk and one that requires a very good head for heights and some scrambling ability. The ascent up to Crib Goch and its crossing should only be attempted in conditions of low wind and relative dryness. If conditions are not suitable we will take the Pyg track instead. Starting point is Pen-y-pass (SH647555) or from near the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel if no parking is left at Pen-y-pass (adding an extra 3km (2 miles) to the walk. After crossing Crib Goch we reach Carnedd Ugain and then Snowdon summit. A descent is made to Bwlch-y-Saethau and then a partly scrambling ascent to the summit of Y Lliwedd. The descent to Llyn Llydaw joins the Miners’ track back to Pen-y-pass.

      Distance: 11 kilometres (6¾ miles) Ascent 1,110 metres (3,640 feet)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2016-05-08

    • Snowdon via Rhyd-ddu - Grade A

      Distance to start: 83 miles. Journey time: 135 minutes. Toilet facilities at the start. We will initially walk along the very popular Rhyd-Ddu path but when it takes a turn NE, we will continue east, along a much quieter path, to take the Cambrian Way, to ascend Snowdon along Clogwyn du. This will involve some very gentle scrambling but absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Towards the top, we will rejoin the Rhyd-Ddu path, for the final push to the top. Our return will initially be along the Snowdon Ranger Path but we will leave it at the edge of the open access land, for a path, to the starting point. While most of this route will be very lightly populated, we can expect crowds at the top. There is the opportunity for fine views, throughout, with the section along Clogwyn du, being particularly exhilarating, while being safe. In addition to the views we will be walking through the remains of some quarries, which provides some added interest.

      Distance: 9 miles with a total of 3103’ of ascent.

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2022-05-08

    • Snowdon via South Ridge - Grade A

      Starting at the cafe car park below the Watkin Path (SH 628506), we go up the Watkin, then the south ridge of Snowdon (some easy scrambling) and up to Snowdon summit. Return via Lliwedd - again with some (optional) scrambling.

      Distance:

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2016-09-04

    • Snowdonia Glyderau - Grade B

      Meet at the Abbey at 07.15 Walk start: 09:30 Distance to start: 82 miles. Journey time: 2 hours 10 mins Toilet facilities are available en-route but not at the start itself. Because the walk starts at 350m, it provides a succession of steady, rather than steep climbs (it takes over 2 miles to make the highest climb of 1243’) up and over some mid-height mountains. We will top Y Garn (at 947m, the 10th highest in Snowdonia), Elidir Fawr (924m), Foel-goch (831m), Carnedd y Filiast (821m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m) and Elidir Fach (795m). The route sees some repetition, in opposite directions, as we work our way around the various high points but the reward in good weather is some wonderful views and the satisfaction of reaching so many high points. There is the potential for a little bit of low grade scrambling but I wouldn’t expect it to cause problems for any of our members. If the weather forecast proves to be unsuitable (again), I shall provide an alternative route, with a later meeting time, the day before at the latest

      Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 3874’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-10-01

    • Stiperstones - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

      Distance: 9 miles and 2,000 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter Tel: 07532 345100 Email: georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-18

    • Stiperstones - Mucklewick trail leading to Mucklewick Hill and Flenney Bank - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey 9am Walk starts at 9.30am Walk leader will meet the group at the walk start point - the car park at the Bog Mine visitor centre SY5 0NG. This 11 mile walk starts along the Mucklewick trail, heading over fields and stiles leading to Mucklewick hill and Flenny bank, then down a quiet tarmac lane to Linley Wood and back up towards Nipstone rock passing pools and wildlife. We will continue up to Nipstone rock, then pass Cranberry rock and continue on to the Devil's chair where will then head back down towards the start point. Some rocky areas so those who like to use walking poles please bring these in your kit. Waterproof boots required as some of the fields are boggy.

      Distance:

      Leader: Miranda Lucas - 07939 007290

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-22

    • Stokesay Castle and Hopesay Hill circular - Grade C

      8.30am from the Abbey, and start at Discovery Centre CP Craven Arms 9.15am Toilet facilities at start and end - at Discovery Centre We head along the River Onny, cross the A49 for a brief but interesting stop by Stokesay Castle and also the 13th century church, then along the Shropshire Way before turning NW alongside Stoke Wood, arriving in time for lunch under the flag bedecked Arbour in Aston on Clun, then along the Shropshire Way , up over Hopesay Hill and back to Craven Arms

      Distance: 10 miles with 1134' of total ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-15

    • The Wrekin - Grade C

      Start at SJ 638093. Parking, if there's space, in the car park. The walk goes over The Ercall, through Limekiln Wood, past New Works, through Wenlock Wood and crosses the NE shoulder of the Wrekin. Then it heads to the SW end of the Wrekin from where we take a steep ascent to the summit and return to the car park.

      Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles.

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-02-03

    • Titterstone Clee - Grade C

      As part of the annual Festival of Walks to showcase the variety of scenery along the Shropshire Way, I'll be leading a varied 11.5 mile walk with 1700 ft of gradual ascent from Cleehill in an area not recently visited by the Club. The car park is on the A4117 (SO595754) - go round Ludlow on the bypass and at the first roundabout take the A4117 to Kidderminster (supermarket construction on the left). Follow the road for about 5 miles to the village of Cleehill and the car park is at the top of the rise on the right just beyond the shops. The route heads northeast across heath and moorland through industrial archaeological sites to Magpie Hill, across Catherton Common to Crumpsbrook and on to Silvington Common and the village of Cleeton St Mary. From Callowgate the route joins the Shropshire Way to the summit of Titterstone Clee, Shropshire's third highest summit, being a tad lower than nearby Brown Clee and the Stiperstones. We then follow the Way for most of the walk back to Cleehill. With good weather there will be excellent views all round. Please let me know if you plan to drive direct to the walk start.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill Pursey  07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-09-19

    • Tryfan & Bristly Ridge - Grade A

      Meet at the Abbey 7.00 This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather

      Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2023-06-04

    • Valleys of the Stiperstones - Grade C

      This is not quite a repeat of the last two Stiperstones walks; this one has an extra valley, at Tankerville, to add to the three valleys in previous walks. So there are many ups and downs.

      Distance:

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-02

    • Welshpool - Grade C

      Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am The route follows lanes and fields west of Welshpool using Glyndwr's Way. There should be good views especially from the trig point on the golf course. There are one or two stream crossings and, at the time of recce, some muddy sheep fields

      Distance: Walk distance approx 9 miles

      Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-05-07

    • Wentnor & The Long Mynd - Grade C

      Meet at the Abbey at 9.15 or in Wentnor at 10.00 The walk starts in Wentnor, and after an initial descent, we make our way up through Stanbatch to Pole Cottage on Long Mynd. We follow the Shropshire Way/Jack Mytton Way south for a short distance before heading to Minton Hill for further views of Long Mynd and across to Ragleth Hill, Hope Bowdler Hill and Caer Caradoc (weather permitting!). We return, passing the gliding club, where we might see some launches and landings, before making our way back to Wentnor along well marked tracks. Note: there are no especially sheltered spots for lunch, so please dress up warmly as it can get very windy!

      Distance: 9 miles, walking time around 4 hours, ascent/descent around 1400 feet

      Leader: John Miles

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-04

    • Wentnor Wobble - Grade C

      A therapeutic route of gradual inclination and gentle meanders and eventual disinclination to do anything much, starting from the Batch NT car park at All Stretton. Midway, those whose hangover is wearing off may top up at the pub in Wentnor, where pies will be available for those so inclined. The rest can stiffen their resolve, whereupon further initial inclination will be followed by total disinclination and a return to the car park, hopefully before dark. Wentnor is the home of the Crown pub. It has a good reputation for homemade pies and ideally, given time and room at the inn, walkers can take advantage of the pub's offerings halfway through the walk by way of a pie and/or a drink. As this a popular day to be out, there's a good chance the pub will be busy, so we suggest that walkers come prepared with enough food and drink to sustain them in case the pub is too busy. If it's not, and you eat a pub meal, you can always scoff your sarnies later.

      Distance: Distance, very subjective, say 11 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07517 150557

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-01-01

    • Willstone Hill - Grade C

      Battlestone, The Wilderness & Stretton Golf Course. Grade C. 9½ miles (15km) Ascent/Descent 1,850ft (560m). Meet Shrewsbury Abbey 9.00 am. Starting Point: Lion Meadow Car Park (opposite Church Stretton Co-op) SO 454937 at 9.30 am. A relatively gentle walk passing below Hope Bowdler Hill and ascending Willstone Hill to Battlestone. Descent to Willstone and The Wilderness to Lower Botley , Dudgeley Mill, All Stretton and Church Stretton Golf Course.

      Distance: 9½ miles (15km) Ascent/Descent 1,850ft (560m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07892 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-12-05

    • Yr Aran and Yr Wyddfa - Grade A

      Starting near Nantgwynant at SH 634512, we take the Watkin Path along a fine stream - the Afon Cwm Llan is a procession of waterfalls and pools. As the path flattens out, we diverge steeply up to Yr Aran, which gives us superb views across all of South Snowdonia and out to Tremadoc Bay. Turning back northwards, we should see our route to the top of Snowdon. First, however, is a steep and rocky descent to Bwlch Cwm Llan; then we climb to traverse the South Ridge before joining the Rhyd Ddu to the summit. The return is along the Watkin Path most of the way, starting off on a sometimes unpleasant scree path which gradually improves until we pass quarry workings and the Gladstone Rock. It's been a long time since the Club took this spectacular route up Snowdon. The way is generally well marked but sometimes tough and rocky, with a little light scrambling, but nothing more than some routes up Cader Idris, for example. It is physically demanding, since we climb up from around 50m to 750m on Yr Aran, then drop to 500m before climbing to 1085m - about 1300m or 4250 ft of up.

      Distance:

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2020-06-14

  • All walks - Reverse Date Order
    • 31st December 2023 - Bridges

      Meet at the Abbey 9.15am. Bridges car park 9.45am. We leave Bridges passing the youth hostel and follow the path alongside Darnford Brook before ascending Golden Valley. We take The Port Way up on to Long Mynd joining the Shropshire Way for a short while before heading back toward Ratlinghope across Wild Moor. From Ratlinghope we essentially retrace our steps towards Bridges for some deserved liquid refreshment in the inn (although please bring a packed lunch).

      Distance: Distance around 7 miles. About 1000' of ascent. Walk time around 4 hours

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-31

    • 24th December 2023 - Ragdon, Soudley and Hope Bowdler (Christmas Eve)

      Meet at abbey: 8:30 am Start walk: 9am at Lion Meadow car park Church Stretton. The route takes us SE through the hamlets of Ragdon, Chelmick and Soudley before crossing the B4371 to ascend the eastern flanks of Hope Bowdler to Middle Hill. From here we will continue ascending to Willstone Hill and onto Hope Bowdler before descending via Helmeth wood and back to start. Bring a packed lunch as normal, though not a long walk as I imagine we will all have plenty to do later in the afternoon.

      Distance: approx 7.5 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-24

    • 17th December 2023 - Nescliffe Hill - Club Christmas Meal Walk

      Meet at The Abbey 11.30am Walk start 12 midday This is a great walk with club members booked on for the 3 Pidgeons for a meal at 4pm. All places for the meal are booked but anyone wishing to join for the walk please come along. A walk of about 7 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness

      Distance: Approx 9 miles

      Leader: Ian Gellatly - 07534 314242

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-17

    • 10th December 2023 - Longmynd

      Start time at the Abbey 8.00. Walk starts at 8.30. Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hill is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

      Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

      Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-10

    • 3rd December 2023 - Plynlimon, source of The River Severn

      Meet at Abbey at 8am Travel time: 90 minutes Distance to start: 56 miles From Hafren forest car park the route starts along the Severn Way before branching off onto the Wye Valley Walk. It leaves that waymarked route to follow a forest track heading north, rejoining the Severn Way. Leaving forest behind, a narrow rocky path across peaty moorland goes to the source of the Severn. If visibility is good there is the possibility of continuing for a further half mile or so for magnificent views. Return to the car park is along the Severn Way. Running water is never out of earshot on this walk! Apart from the last section up to the source, we're on good paths and tracks.

      Distance: Approx. 8 miles 1277' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-12-03

    • 26th November 2023 - Cannock Chase

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.45. Walk start at 9.45 approx Start point Milford Common car park £2 Milford Common Brocton Road Stafford ST17 0UH This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety

      Distance: Approx 10 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters - 07794 411719

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-26

    • 19th November 2023 - Norton Camp and Brandhill Gutter

      Meet at Abbey 8.30 or 9.00 at Discovery Centre CP at Craven Arms We climb to Norton Camp then south over Whettlton Hill, cross the A49 towards Onibury, then south west, returning via Brandhill Gutter, we join the Shropshire Way, going past/briefly stopping at Stokesay Castle, shortly before arriving back at the start.

      Distance: 11 miles and 1650 feet of ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-19

    • 12th November 2023 - Knighton

      Meet at 9.15am at the Abbey Drive distance 36 miles. Start from Bowling Green Pay & Display Car Park, Knighton at approximately 10.30. There may be some free on street parking nearby. Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the walk start. This walk includes some of my previous route, turned the other way round with Garth Wood added and Knucklas Castle mound an optional extra. It's quite hilly with lovely views of Knucklas viaduct and surrounding valleys. There's quite a bit of lane walking as well as woods and a few muddy fields.

      Distance: Approx 10.5 miles, 620m ascent.

      Leader: LIZ WRIGHT - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-12

    • 5th November 2023 - Cardington

      Meet at Abbey 8.30am. Cardington Village Hall car park 9am. £2 donation per car suggested. We leave Cardington heading to Folly Bank, and then go along Hoar Edge, through the beech coppice to Fodesley Lodge. From there we approach the north end of The Lawley that we ascend (and descend!), continuing to Little Caradoc and Caer Caradoc. We take the less steep diagonal path down from the summit, returning to Cardington via Willstone.

      Distance: 17.8km, 709m of ascent, approx 6 hours walking.

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-11-05

    • 29th October 2023 - Chirk & Pontfadog

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.0am. Walk start approx 9.45am. Car park off Colliery Road, Chirk, LL14 5DH. Plenty of spaces on a Sunday. What 3 Words: propose: chips: snowballs In its lower reaches, the River Ceiriog marks the boundary between Wales and England. This ramble explores some of this borderland’s stirring landscapes and rich history, taking in Marcher stronghold Chirk Castle and finishing with a triumphant crossing of Chirk Aqueduct, which has one end in England, the other in Wales

      Distance: 11 miles and 1900 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-29

    • 22nd October 2023 - Stiperstones - Mucklewick trail leading to Mucklewick Hill and Flenney Bank

      Meet at the Abbey 9am Walk starts at 9.30am Walk leader will meet the group at the walk start point - the car park at the Bog Mine visitor centre SY5 0NG. This 11 mile walk starts along the Mucklewick trail, heading over fields and stiles leading to Mucklewick hill and Flenny bank, then down a quiet tarmac lane to Linley Wood and back up towards Nipstone rock passing pools and wildlife. We will continue up to Nipstone rock, then pass Cranberry rock and continue on to the Devil's chair where will then head back down towards the start point. Some rocky areas so those who like to use walking poles please bring these in your kit. Waterproof boots required as some of the fields are boggy.

      Distance:

      Leader: Miranda Lucas - 07939 007290

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-22

    • 15th October 2023 - Presteigne

      Meet at the Abbey at: 08:30 Walk Start: 09:45 Distance to start: 38 miles. Journey time: 67 minutes Toilets are located near to the walk start The route will see us head west, to allow us to head south along a particularly interesting section of the Offa’s Dyke Path. Eventually, we leave the trail at Rushock Hill, before quickly joining the Mortimer Trail, as far as Wychmoor, from where we head back to Presteigne in a northerly direction.

      Distance: 13 miles with a total of up to 2076’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-15

    • 8th October 2023 - Conwy Mountain

      Meet at the Abbey: 7:30 Walk start: 9:00 Distance to start: 85 miles Journey time: 90 mins Public toilets available near walk start on Quayside The walk starts out from Conwy Castle around the marina and heads up the North Wales Path to Conwy Mountain with spectacular views along the north Wales coast. The walk traverses several hills including Penmaen-bach, Allt Wen and Capelulo before returning on the Cambrian Way into Conwy. Following mainly stoney paths and grass tracks through heather and gorse open countryside. Parking: Morfa Bach LL32 8FZ Payment: £6 coins or PayByPhone App (no credit cards)

      Distance: Distance: 11 miles with 2,000 feet of ascent (5 ½ hours)

      Leader: Karen Breese - 07415 184001

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-10-08

    • 1st October 2023 - Snowdonia Glyderau

      Meet at the Abbey at 07.15 Walk start: 09:30 Distance to start: 82 miles. Journey time: 2 hours 10 mins Toilet facilities are available en-route but not at the start itself. Because the walk starts at 350m, it provides a succession of steady, rather than steep climbs (it takes over 2 miles to make the highest climb of 1243’) up and over some mid-height mountains. We will top Y Garn (at 947m, the 10th highest in Snowdonia), Elidir Fawr (924m), Foel-goch (831m), Carnedd y Filiast (821m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m), Mynydd Perfedd (812m) and Elidir Fach (795m). The route sees some repetition, in opposite directions, as we work our way around the various high points but the reward in good weather is some wonderful views and the satisfaction of reaching so many high points. There is the potential for a little bit of low grade scrambling but I wouldn’t expect it to cause problems for any of our members. If the weather forecast proves to be unsuitable (again), I shall provide an alternative route, with a later meeting time, the day before at the latest

      Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 3874’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-10-01

    • 24th September 2023 - Shropshire Way Festival of Walks - Nipstone NR, Linley Hill & Norbury

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am. To showcase the beauty and variety of landscapes along the Shropshire Way I arrange an annual Festival of Walks by inviting Shropshire walking groups to organise and lead a walk on a part of the Way. This is the Festival's 5th year and will be held from 16-24 September. I will be leading our Club's contribution to the Festival on Sunday 24 September starting from The Knolls car park on the Stiperstones. The scenic circular route will follow the Shropshire Way through the Nipstone Nature Reserve before it deviates off to go up and over Black Rhadley hill to enjoy the 360 degree views from the summit. We will then rejoin the Shropshire Way near Ridge, go up Linley Hill and down through Linley Beeches. We then leave the Way to begin our return via the quiet village of Norbury and on to Birchope and Kinnerton Green. One steep ascent, others more gradual. Lovely views in good weather.

      Distance: 11.5 miles, 2300 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-24

    • 17th September 2023 - Carneddau including Carnedd Llewellyn

      Start time from Abbey 7.00 am This is graded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magnificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley

      Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

      Leader: Colin Carson - 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2023-09-17

    • 10th September 2023 - Montgomery

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am A 10 mile circular route from Montgomery going east across the Camlad valley to Marrington and Whittery Wood then on to Chirbury. The return is via Great Moat Farm, a short stretch of the Offa's Dyke Trail and Lymore Park. Back in the town we'll then walk up to look around the splendid ruins of Montgomery Castle and admire their commanding position overlooking the town, the route just walked and Corndon hill.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Ian Gellatly 07534 314242

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-10

    • 3rd September 2023 - Oswestry

      Meet at Abbey at 9am. Walk starts 9.40am This would be an ideal walk for anyone who hasn't walked for a while or who isn't feeling confident to do a long demanding walk. The route takes in 3 attractions of Oswestry - Oswald's Well, The Old Racecourse and Old Oswestry Iron Age Fort. All the urban walking is done at the start of the walk, going through an unusual revolving gate and admiring Oswald's Well. We join a footpath on the west side of the town and walk across the pleasant parkland of the Llanforda Estate. After joining Offa's Dyke path there is a steep ascent, and then a walk through woodland heading north to reach the Old Oswestry racecourse. This is a figure of 8 circuit about 2 miles long. After galloping round, we take various footpaths eastwards to Pentre-clawdd and then follow the Wat's Dyke Way south to Old Oswestry Hill Fort. After a circuit of the fort it's a short walk back to the start.

      Distance: 10.7 miles 1200' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-09-03

    • 27th August 2023 - Evenjobb

      Meet at The Abbey for 8.30am Walk start at Evenjobb Village Hall at 9.45am Parking to rear of village hall: Postcode LD8 2SD Slap-bang on the Welsh border, Offa's Dyke keeps to the crest of high ground as it swings north from Evenjobb, three miles east of New Radnor. This route initially follows the undulating earthwork as it often forms the boundary between fields and woods. In places, the Dyke (regularly marked with National Trail fingerposts) has now sunk into a low linear mound but its line can be traced for most of the way towards the damp meadows by the meandering River Lugg. Pasture leads to the easy-going climb to the trig point on Llan-fawr. Broad paths cut through the bracken and the top offers excellent views: west towards Mid Wales; east to a length of dyke perched high on Hawthorn Hill; and north to Graig Hill and the site of a battle where legendary Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr defeated the English in 1402. The return to Evenjobb follows farm tracks as well as a deep wooded holloway

      Distance: 11 miles and 2600 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-27

    • 20th August 2023 - Flounders Folly and Wart Hill

      Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey 8am Walk start 9am Walk start: Craven Arms Discovery Centre, SY7 9RS. Journey 22miles from Shrewsbury. From the discovery centre it's straight across the fields and uphill through farmland, with lovely views at the top of the first ridge. A steady and then steeper zigzag path takes you through the bracken and over fallen logs to Flounders Folly. We descend and tackle a rough woodland section on Wenlock Edge which can be muddy, to cross the ford at Strefford. Onto Cheney Longville and the summit of Wart Hill for a well deserved lunch stop. We join the Shropshire way to return via Hopesay Hill.

      Distance: approx 12 miles (6 hours )

      Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-20

    • 13th August 2023 - Snailbeach to the Stiperstones

      Meet Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am Walk start at 9:30 am at Snailbeach Village Hall car park (voluntary donation of £2) Approximately 10 miles taking 5-6 hours. This figure of eight walk starts ascending through the old lead mines and gently climbs onto the Stiperstones Ridge which we will walk along to Nipstone rock. The route passes The Bog and follows a lower path on the westerly flanks before crossing back over the ridge, returning via Brook Vessons nature reserve and Lords Chapel. This is an easy walk, but good footwear is needed on the ridge as the terrain is unforgivingly rocky.

      Distance: Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-13

    • 6th August 2023 - Llangollen - Eglwyseg Rocks

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.30 Walk Start approx 9.15 The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Car park charge £3.50. ⛰️ Castell Dinas Bran (321 m) • ⛰️ Creigiau Eglwyseg (445 m) • ⛰️ Craig yr Adar (420

      Distance: 12 miles & 2000 feet ascent

      Leader: Dave Peters

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-08-06

    • 30th July 2023 - Bishop's Castle Circular

      Meet Abbey at 9am. Heading west north west out of Bishop's Castle on the Kerry Ridgeway and Kerry Lane we go to Bishop's Moat. We then head west to join the Offa's Dyke Path at Nut Wood, following it south to Churchtown. From here we go east to join the Shropshire Way at Reilth Farm which we follow all the way back to Bishop's Castle

      Distance: 11 miles, 2000 feet ascent.

      Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-30

    • 23rd July 2023 - Pulverbatch

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.30 Walk start: 8.50 Pulverbatch, which will mainly head SE and back, through the likes of Church Pulverbatch, Woolstaston, Betchcott and Picklescott. It has a total ascent of only 1473' but it is a much more interesting walk than it sounds

      Distance: Walk distance: 10 miles with a total of up to 1500’ of ascent.

      Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Tel: 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-23

    • 16th July 2023 - Corndon Hill

      Meet time: Abbey 08:30 Walk start: 09:30 Travel: 22 miles (40 mins) from Shrewsbury From our starting point in the village of Churchstoke we make our way up Todleth Hill before descending into the Nature Reserve and then ascending Roundton Hill. From here we climb up Corndon Hill visiting each of the four summit cairns and trig point. On a clear day the long-distance views are spectacular including Cadir Idris, the Snowdon range and the Berwyn Mountains as well as the Stiperstones ridge line. Descending Corndon Hill, we head out and back to the nearby Bronze Age stone circle at Mtichell's Fold before making our way back to Churchstoke via Lan Fawr.

      Distance: Distance: Approx 10 miles (5 hours) Ascent: 2,000 feet

      Leader: Clive Coxon

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-16

    • 9th July 2023 - Horseshoe Falls and Llantysilio Mountain

      Meet at the Abbey 08:30 [to ensure parking at the start point]. This is a circular walk on generally well defined paths starting from the Horseshoe Falls heading steadily uphill northwest, past quarry workings & with the high point on Moel y Gamelin, followed by Moel y Faen before descending past the Ponderosa cafe on the Horseshoe Pass. Good views on a decent day. The return is east of the main road, mainly downhill, through varying landscapes passing close by the ruins of 13th Century Valle Crucis Abbey

      Distance: 10 miles - with a total of up to 2600 feet of ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea - 07772 174054

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-07-09

    • 2nd July 2023 - North Berwyns

      Meet at the Abbey at 7.30am. Walk start in Glyn Ceiriog approximately 8.45am. As per usual, if you are making your own way to the start please let me know in advance by text. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50-60 minutes, via A5 and Chirk. Car parking & toilets: There are free public toilet facilities in the village. Parking will be at Canolfan Ceiriog Centre New Road, Glyn Ceiriog Llangollen LL20 7HE This is predominantly a moorland walk with sections of pasture, forest tracks and a limited amount of tarmac. A good level of fitness is required as I anticipate the duration of the walk to be close to 8 hours. Stops are planned for elevenses, lunch, and a mid-afternoon refreshment break, as well as ad-hoc pauses in between. This walk starts and finishes in the charming village of Glyn Ceiriog, located in the foothills of the northern segment of the Berwyn Mountains. Although the total ascent is only around 2,000 feet, the length of the walk and the constantly changing uneven ground may make this a challenging experience which might possibly result in sore feet and tired legs at its conclusion. Departing the village, we head outwards and upwards in a south-westerly direction and immediately encounter a stiff climb, a calves-busting 600 feet of ascent in the first 30 minutes. However, after this initial effort the gradient levels out and after traversing pasture and woodland paths we join the Upper Ceiriog Way, where a gradual ‘pull’ up a stoney track finds us reaching Bryn Du (1,670 feet) where (weather permitting) there are wide-ranging views of the surrounding hills. Following what might be the remnant of a drovers’ road or a miners’ track (or both) we then descend into the upper reaches of the River Teirw valley (a tributary of the River Ceiriog) and we encounter a weather-beaten memorial to a 19th century local worthy (a certain James Darlington) who was intimately involved with the mining industry, where the enigmatic inscription "Go and do you likewise" can barely be discerned. Perhaps a convenient location for a spot of lunch? Journeying up the other side of the valley we reject the tempting allure of Moel Fferna, preferring to follow a path less trodden into a brief exploration of the Ceiriog Forest before linking up with the North Berwyn Way. On ascending Vivod Mountain (1,820 feet) we will hopefully be rewarded with a panoramic view of Llantysilio and Ruabon Mountains to the north and the distant southern Berwyn landmarks to the south. Our homeward route finds us cresting Y Foel (1,710 feet) before descending through heather, pasture, and woodland back to Glyn Ceiriog.

      Distance: Walk distance and duration: 15 miles and 8 hours (including stops) Total ascent: 2,100 feet

      Leader: Alan Jones - 07950 583046

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-07-02

    • 25th June 2023 - Cader Idris

      Meet at The Abbey at 8.00 am Walk start 9.45am The walk starts with a gentle stroll to get warmed up until we reach the start of the Minffordd Path which begins with a steep walk through a gorge, Nant Cadair, on a long section of steps. Eventually we come to the lake, Llyn Cau, where we will continue the climb to reach the ridge of Craig Cwm Amarch. The route then goes to Craig Cau from where we'll do the final climb to the summit. The descent will be via the Cambrian Path which is very steep with lots of loose stones. Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to the start point. SH 7529 1356 what3words : forgives.risen.dropletup

      Distance: Total walk length is 8.5 miles with 3119 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Tracey Grant - 07974 814565

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-06-25

    • 18th June 2023 - Shrewsbury to Church Stretton (Linear walk)

      Meet Abbey 8.30 am 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent. The terrain is a mix of track and pleasant field paths with some tarmac. Our walks are usually from or around Church Stretton, but on this occasion we walk to the town from the Abbey returning to Shrewsbury by train. It's longer than most of our routes but the few ascents are gradual therefore making the walk very doable. Most of the route will follow the Shropshire Way firstly along the river to Kingsland, on to Meole village and Bayston Hill then the landscape becomes more rural as we walk the length of Lyth Hill to Exfords Green. We then head across country to the environs of Pulverbatch and on to Wilderley Hill and across the Betchcott Hills to join the Portway on the Long Mynd before descending around Haddon Hill and the golf course to the town. With good midsummer weather (hopefully) there will be good views from the various high points. Plenty of places for refreshments at the end. Return train at 17.08 or there is another at 18.35. 15 minute journey back to Shrewsbury, fare £7.60. Bring pass if you have one. Note There are a few short sections of unfriendly vegetation in the first few miles (nothing terrible but the nettles may have grown a bit more since my recce!) so long trousers are advisable. Lighter weight footwear rather than heavy walking boots would suit the terrain and distance well. The choice is yours; the most important thing is comfort.

      Distance: 17 miles and 1950 feet of ascent

      Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-06-18

    • 11th June 2023 - Carrog to Llantysilio Mountain

      Meet: Abbey Foregate at 9am Walk Start: 10am An undulating 10-mile circular walk from the small village of Carrog on the River Dee to Llantisilio Mountain and back. The route follows parts of the Clwydian Way and Dee Valley Way along green paths and stoney tracks with outstanding views from the summit of Moel Morfydd (550m ASL) of the surrounding AONB. The walk starts and finishes from the village pub with arrangements to use their car park. No toilets at the start but a public WC is available in Llangollen town centre car park about 6 miles before reaching Carrog

      Distance: Walk Distance: 16Km (10 miles) Walk Duration: 5 hours Total Ascent: 820m (2,700 ft)

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-06-11

    • 4th June 2023 - Tryfan & Bristly Ridge

      Meet at the Abbey 7.00 This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather

      Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2023-06-04

    • 28th May 2023 - Bucknell

      Meet 8:30 at Abbey Start walk at 9:30 Meet at small car park behind St Mary’s Primary School, Bucknell. Approaching Bucknell from the B4367 turn right immediately before the level crossing signposted Chapel Lawn. The school is directly ahead and we can park in the small car park behind the hedge, adjacent to the play area. A circular route of about 13 miles begins by following the river Redlake to Lower Lye where we start the long, steady ascent onto Stow Hill 430m. Hopefully we should get some far reaching views into Herefordshire. The path then slowly descends before climbing again on to the Offa's Dyke Path. From there we will head south via Panpunton Hill to Knighton and then the route goes east via Stowe and Weston before arriving back at Bucknell. Good paths and tracks with a little mud and a few short stretches of road.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-28

    • 21st May 2023 - Church Stretton to Ratlinghope circular

      8:15 Meet at Abbey Foregate The walk leaves and returns via Carding Mill Valley by less well trodden paths to avoid any crowds. Following parts of the Port Way out towards Ratlinghope we pass the village pub around the halfway point before returning along a section of the Cross Britain Way. Superb scenery from the Long Mynd of secluded valleys, notable Shropshire hills and far-reaching views of the Serengeti plains (weather permitting). Access via multiple farm gates, a few kissing gates and the odd Harry. The route crosses a mixture of well-defined paths, farmland and open hill tops so check the forecast for wind speed/direction and 'feels like' temperature for what to wear.

      Distance: Distance: 22km (13.6 miles) Ascent: 690m (2,300 feet)

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-21

    • 14th May 2023 - Clwydian Range

      Meet 8.30 at the Abbey. Walk start 9.45 We start at the car park at the Clwyd Forest (£5 parking charge; toilet facilities available) and walk along the edge of the forest before joining Offa's Dyke Path (ODP). We head up to the Jubilee Tower on the top of Moel Famau and, with good weather and good visibility, we should be able to look across to the whole of the Snowdonia National Park. From there we continue on the ODP heading for Moel Dywyll. If the weather is fine, people are keen and we have made good time, we aim to continue to the Moel Arthur iron age fort before returning to Moel Dywyll. We continue to the small reservoir and then we skirt Ffrith Mountain, heading for Loggerheads Country Park (toilets and ice cream available). From there we return to our start point via Llanferres. Parking is tight in the Clwyd Forest car park, so we need to share cars as much as possible, including any people not meeting at the Abbey.

      Distance: 12 miles with optional extra 2 miles if people are up for it, weather permitting. 1900' ascent or 3000' with extension

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-05-14

    • 7th May 2023 - Welshpool

      Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 9 am The route follows lanes and fields west of Welshpool using Glyndwr's Way. There should be good views especially from the trig point on the golf course. There are one or two stream crossings and, at the time of recce, some muddy sheep fields

      Distance: Walk distance approx 9 miles

      Leader: Liz Wright - 07804 612318

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-05-07

    • 30th April 2023 - Dinas Bran Castle and Llangollen circular

      Meet at the Abbey: 09.00 Walk start: Approx. 10:00 Circular walk of around 11 miles 2400 feet of climbing within the first 5-6 miles. This walk should suit all abilities and offer a good introduction to Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club for those contemplating coming along for the first time. Mix of moorland and woodland together with the escarpment path along Offa's Dyke on the return leg. Mill street Car Park Mill Street, Llangollen LL20 8SD

      Distance: Walk distance: 11 miles, with a total of 2400’ of ascent

      Leader: Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-30

    • 23rd April 2023 - Aran Fawddwy & Drysgol

      Meet at the Abbey 8.00 The start and finish is in Cwm Cywarch near Dinas Mawddwy. After a short walk up the valley the route turns west and ascends a stream with rocky outcrops, quite steeply in places, for 1,320 ft (400m) to a col between Glasgwm and Aran Fawddwy. A ridge walk, boggy at times, following a fence, takes the route to the summit of Aran Fawddwy after 2½ miles (4 km). A descent to Drysgol is rocky at times. Then a return to Cwm Cwyarch down a relatively good path is made above the Hengwm valley

      Distance: 8 miles (12.5 km); Ascent/Descent: 2,955 feet (900 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-04-23

    • 16th April 2023 - Clee Hills

      Meet at the Abbey at 8.30am. Journey approx. 24 miles. The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill. The route then follows paths via Cockshutford and Nordy Bank Fort to join the Jack Mytton Way southwards, taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf. Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track. For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

      Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-16

    • 9th April 2023 - Breidden Hills

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.30 Walk Start 10.00 Journey time approx 30 minutes. Meeting at Middletown village Hall. This is located just before the Breidden Pub. Slow entry into the village the pub sign will come into view and village hall on the left as soon as you see the sign. Grid reference: SJ 301124 Postcode: SY21 8EL Three words: vets.states.gravel Starting at the village hall carpark is a tarmac walk before crossing over the busy A458. We enter a field on the left heading onto the lower forested slopes of Moel Y Golfa. This is very steep and slippy underfoot so care to be taken. Final scramble to the summit for the fantastic far reaching views. We drop down through the forest before going on a short tarmac section into further woodland towards Rodneys Pillar. Potential stop point within the woods with large table and seating. Onto the top of Rodneys with again great 360 degree views. Our next destination can clearly be seen from here. Then on towards Bulthy and Middletown hills. Very wet and boggy underfoot and gaiter's are a must in parts. Steep slippy climb up the the point we go left to Bulthy and retrace this down to Middletown. Easy steady descent back to Middletown.

      Distance: Length: 7.68 miles Climbing: 2,388

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-04-09

    • 2nd April 2023 - Maesglase - Dinas Mawddwy

      Meet at The Abbey at 8 Walk start at 9.15-9.30 Journey time 1 hour 15 minutes Depending on weather forecast an alternative walk maybe laid on if necessary at last minute Leaving the layby off the A470 above Dinas Mawddy entering the forest to start the long climb to the slate quarry. Some very interesting tunnels and old buildings to explore. This will be a welcome rest from the first climb. We continue using the Cambriam Way with some navigation required due to lack of clear path. Reaching the top of the moorland we get to see our destination in all its glory. Very steep slow upwards climb stopping to look at the Waterfall at Craig Maesglase before the final climb onto Maesglase at 2200 feet above sea level. Descending down a steep slope looking to join a faint path towards Dinas Mawddy and across the road for a nice stroll through Park Wood back up to the cars.

      Distance: 8 miles with 2800 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-04-02

    • 26th March 2023 - Flounders' Folly

      Meet 9.00am at the Abbey. Remember the clocks go forward on Saturday evening! From the Craven Arms Discovery Centre the route follows the River Onny and Quinney Brook north to Strefford and then turns east, up and over Wenlock Edge to Callow Hill and Flounders' Folly https://www.floundersfolly.org.uk/. There are wonderful views all round with helpful illustrations on the viewing platform to identify the hills. From the Folly the route continues along the ridge with fantastic views of the Clee Hills, south to Bache, Norton, Norton Camp (Iron Age Fort) and Rotting Lane. It crosses the A49 to join the Shropshire Way past Stokesay, and a path back to Craven Arms. Mostly grassy paths and tracks. One or two short sections of road.

      Distance: 13 miles, 1,747 feet of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 07746 111 883

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-03-26

    • 24th March 2023 - Lake District- Patterdale Weekend

      Lake District Weekend 24th – 26th, March. Venue - Patterdale Hotel. Hotel website: www. patterdalehotel.co.ukSpecial offer Price: Total cost is £134 p/person, based on sharing a twin room, although some double rooms are also currently available. You can take a room, without sharing but the cost will be £268, although based on previous experience, a reduction may be arranged at the hotel, subject to management discretion. The price includes an excellent three course evening meal on the Friday and Saturday nights, with choices provided, as well as a fantastic buffet breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday (I recommend the sausages). Helvellyn and High Street are amongst many Wainwright’s that are within sensible walking distance, from the hotel. On a trip I organised last year, we didn’t use our cars at all, until it was time to return home. I shall offer a walk for each day but the choice is always available for you to choose your own walks or activities. There are currently plenty of rooms available but these will go fast, so if you wish to book a place on the trip, please do so quickly.

      Distance: various but average 12 miles and 2500 feet of climbing

      Leader: David Jakeman

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-03-24

    • 19th March 2023 - Craven Arms to Wart Hill

      08:45: Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury 09:30: Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre car park in Craven Arms SY7 9RS Journey time: 35 mins (21 miles) Circular walk heading out clockwise from Craven Arms towards Wart Hill and returning through the villages of Wistanstow and Halford. The walk is easy to moderate with some short steeper sections leading to some fine panoramic views (weather permitting). The route is well marked throughout and covers enclosed woodland, forestry tracks, farmland, country lanes and riverside paths. A beautifully scenic walk - an ideal way to celebrate mothering Sunday! No toilets out on the walk but the Discovery Centre cafe is open from 10am to 5pm daily (free parking or £1 donation).

      Distance: 11 miles with 1,400 ft of ascent and approximately 5 hours walking

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-19

    • 12th March 2023 - Long Mynd , The Portway & Prior's Holt Hill

      Meet at the Abbey at 9am. Walk start 9.30 - 9.40 Starting from Little Stretton the route ascends the Long Mynd to join The Port Way and then heads south past the Gliding Club (with the possibility of tea & cake elevenses there), to the southernmost point of the Long Mynd. There are superb views over to the west along the whole of The Port Way. The route then turns east, then north-east along a variety of tracks and paths with a final ascent around Prior's Holt Hill. After taking in the views to the east the route descends to join a quiet lane for a 1.5 mile walk through Minton back to Little Stretton.

      Distance: 12 miles with 2,100 feet of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams - 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-12

    • 5th March 2023 - Moel Fferna

      Meet at the Abbey 8.30 and walk start at 9.30. Starting from a layby with ample parking on the A5 west of Llangollen just after the brown Glyndyfrdwy village sign (GR SH 156425), the route ascends immediately up a delightful valley following a stream to join the North Berwyn Way. From here we follow the track briefly before descending and making our way round and through the disused slate quarries where on a clear day stunning views of the Llantysillio and Clwydian Hills can be seen. The path ascends again across rough moorland to reach the summit of Moel Fferna at 628m. From here we descend on a good path down to Llidiart y Parc to cross the river Dee and return to the start point along a quiet lane. There are two steep ascents with a couple of boggy sections. 10-11 miles

      Distance: 10-11 miles

      Leader: Teresa Macleod - 07837 417458

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-03-05

    • 26th February 2023 - Pont Llogel to Lake Vyrnwy circular

      Meet at the Abbey at 09.00, with an hour's drive to the start point in Pont Llogel. The walk takes us through woodland west of Pont Llogel, before turning northwards along part of Glyndwr's Way heading for the dam at Lake Vyrnwy where we can stop for lunch, and where there are toilet facilities. We return to Pont Llogel on a different route, but again through some woodland. Weather permitting, there should be good views across the lake to the hills beyond

      Distance: Approximately 11 miles, with around 2,000 feet of ascent taking approximately 5 hours

      Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467 or 01743 240931

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-26

    • 19th February 2023 - Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury

      Meet at the Abbey 08:30 for a 09:15 walk start. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 45 mins. This is a 16Km (10-mile), multi-terrain walk in south Shropshire around the charming villages of Hopton Castle, Abcott and Clunbury. The walk starts and ends in a forestry enclosure which is popular with mountain bikers - so watch out for two-wheeled heroes! There are three main hill climbs, one short and two longer gradients in all totalling 545m (1,788 feet) of ascent. We will be visiting a castle and a church on our way through arable/pasture farmland via various stiles and gates. Fine views across Shropshire's AONB (subject to weather conditions) from our highpoint at 360m ASL. The walk should take approximately 5 to 5.5 hours to complete including a mid-morning and lunch stop. (Note: No WC available at the start location)

      Distance: 10 Miles with 1,788 feet of climbing

      Leader: Clive Coxon - 07776 197894

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-19

    • 12th February 2023 - Moel Pearce, Cadair Berwyn, Cadair Bronwem and The Wayfarer Pass

      Meet at The Abbey at 8 - Walk start from Llandrillo at 9.15 approx Toilet facilities at the start if open. Starting from the village hall car park at the centre of the village its a steady climb towards Moel Pearce and stopping on route to look at Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle. Onwards past Moel Pearce and the junction of the climb towards Cadair Berwyn. Extremely wet boggy ground all the way to the top, apart from some rest bite on duck boards. Back down and then up Cadair Bronwen and over towards the Wayfarer Pass, again wet and boggy and difficult under foot. Then a good track all the way back. This certainly isn't for the novice walker that's for sure

      Distance: 12 Miles and 2700 feet of assent

      Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2023-02-12

    • 5th February 2023 - Knighton

      Meet 9am at the Abbey Walk start 10am at the Bowling Green Lane car park, Knighton. Pay and display £4 per day. 36 miles from Shrewsbury. The route starts uphill through woods behind the station onto the Offa's Dyke path. Some great views to be enjoyed before descending to Knucklas to admire the viaduct and have lunch. Return route is across fields and lanes - this bit may be muddy with a dodgy stile and then back to woody paths and quiet lanes to Knighton where a pub or cafe stop awaits.

      Distance: 10-11 miles

      Leader: Liz Wright

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-02-05

    • 29th January 2023 - Clun

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.15 Walk start: Approx’ 09.15. Distance to start: 30 miles. Journey time: 50 minutes Toilet facilities are available, if open, in Clun. These are located in a car park, next to the river, on the B4368 road to Newcastle on Clun and a short distance from our starting point. The first part of this circular walk heads in a north westerly direction along The Shropshire Way until we turn south along the Offa’s Dyke Path, before turning west, for Clun, along the Jack Mytton Way. In Clun we will we can take time to explore the castle remains, before returning to the starting point. It’s a simple route, taking advantage of three major paths, to enable us to explore much of the best that this area of Shropshire has to offer.

      Distance: 12.5 miles with a total of 2254’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-29

    • 22nd January 2023 - Church Stretton via Chelmick, Hope Bowdler & Caer Caradoc

      Meet at the Abbey at 9 am Starting from the centre of Church Stretton, the route will head south east through woods across the flank of Ragleth then on to the quiet hamlet of Chelmick and Hope Bowdler village. We'll ascend the ridge of the same name and hopefully get good views all round as we stride out to Wilstone Hill and up and down to the summit of Caer Caradoc. The route then descends to cross the A49 to All Stretton before wending its way back to the start point to give us time to pop into a cafe for refreshments.

      Distance: 10 miles with 1800 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Gill Pursey

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-22

    • 15th January 2023 - Stokesay Castle and Hopesay Hill circular

      8.30am from the Abbey, and start at Discovery Centre CP Craven Arms 9.15am Toilet facilities at start and end - at Discovery Centre We head along the River Onny, cross the A49 for a brief but interesting stop by Stokesay Castle and also the 13th century church, then along the Shropshire Way before turning NW alongside Stoke Wood, arriving in time for lunch under the flag bedecked Arbour in Aston on Clun, then along the Shropshire Way , up over Hopesay Hill and back to Craven Arms

      Distance: 10 miles with 1134' of total ascent

      Leader: Rob Lea

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-15

    • 8th January 2023 - Cardingmill Valley and The Lawley

      9.00am from The Abbey, Shrewsbury and start Lion Meadow CP Church Stretton 09.30. We cross Cardingmill Valley to CS Golf Club and on to Cwmdale and the lower part of Batch Valley. From All Stretton the route crosses the A49 and heads N parallel with Caer Caradoc. We ascend to the col between Caer Caradoc and Little Caradoc descending into Comeley and then ascending The Lawley. After continuing over the summit we descend and cross afield to ascend Hoar Edge. After walking through Enchmarsh we cross The Wilderness and reach Cwms Lane which is followed back to Church Stretton. 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft).

      Distance: 17 km (10.5 miles) Ascent/Descent 640m (2,100ft)

      Leader: Colin Carson

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-08

    • 1st January 2023 - Beacon Ring Hill Fort

      Meet at The Abbey at 9.00 - Walk start 9.30-9.45 Starting from the village of Buttington just off the A458 signposted B4388 in front of The Green Dragon pub. Large public carpark 100 yards on the left past the graveyard opposite a small cottage. This circular walk starts across open fields climbing steadily via the Cross Britain Way & Offas Dyke Path to Beacon Ring Hill Fort. Off the top dropping down through woodland via Phillip's Gorse, Through Roundabout and Pole Plantation. We climb Beacon Ring again on the return leg from a different direction before heading back to the cars along some of the same path we set out on. With the Green Dragon being so close it would be a shame not the take advantage and all have a drink to the new walking year.

      Distance: 12 Miles & 2200 Feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2023-01-01

    • 18th December 2022 - Stiperstones

      Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

      Distance: 9 miles and 2,000 feet of ascent

      Leader: George Nutter Tel: 07532 345100 Email: georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-18

    • 11th December 2022 - Ironbridge and Little Wenlock

      Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start time: approx’ 09:00 Toilet facilities are available, not at but shortly after, the start of the walk. The circular route takes us in a most indirect way, to Little Wenlock, from where much of the return will be along the Shropshire Way. It takes in parts of historic Ironbridge, including Coalbrook Dale, along with the Rope Walk, and a path along Loamhole Brook. I’m sure that many of our members will know the area well but I still think it might still throw in a few surprises for them, while being a good introduction to the area for those less familiar with it. It’s also a walk that is enjoyable at any time of the year and not just one for December, when we have to stay closer to home.

      Distance: 11 miles Total Ascent: 1618’

      Leader: David Jakeman David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 54234

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-11

    • 4th December 2022 - Wentnor & The Long Mynd

      Meet at the Abbey at 9.15 or in Wentnor at 10.00 The walk starts in Wentnor, and after an initial descent, we make our way up through Stanbatch to Pole Cottage on Long Mynd. We follow the Shropshire Way/Jack Mytton Way south for a short distance before heading to Minton Hill for further views of Long Mynd and across to Ragleth Hill, Hope Bowdler Hill and Caer Caradoc (weather permitting!). We return, passing the gliding club, where we might see some launches and landings, before making our way back to Wentnor along well marked tracks. Note: there are no especially sheltered spots for lunch, so please dress up warmly as it can get very windy!

      Distance: 9 miles, walking time around 4 hours, ascent/descent around 1400 feet

      Leader: John Miles

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-12-04

    • 27th November 2022 - Moel y Plas, Moel y Waun and Moel yr Accre

      Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walk start 9.10 Distance to start: 40 mile. Journey time 1 hour. Like many of you I have walked the more popular section of the Clwydian Range to the north and south of Moel Famau with its impressive fort but the paths on this circular walk were until recently not known to me and I would like to share them with you on what I believe to be a very good walk. Visiting three good sized hills without too much effort it provides some excellent views along the way including sight of the Welsh coast the aforementioned fort a lake and hopefully lots of autumn colours. The walk is hilly but never very difficult and provides an excellent introduction to the Clwydians for those who have never visited them. No scrambling is involved and the paths are good – excellent. About a third of the walk will be along Offa’s Dyke Path but just for a change not necessarily the best bits.

      Distance: 11.5 miles with a total of 1556’ of ascent

      Leader: Leader: David Jakeman Contact number: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-27

    • 20th November 2022 - Brown Clee and Weston Hill

      Meet at the Abbey at 8 and walking from Liberty Common by 9. Travel distance 30 miles approx 50 mins travel.The summit of Brown Clee Hill is the highest point in Shropshire and the breezy top - known as Abdon Burf - offers far-reaching panoramas over much of the county, as well as views back towards Birmingham and west into Wales. This long walk includes exhilarating open moorland, high commons, deep valleys and a large and impressive Iron Age fort. The numerous timber-framed buildings are characteristic of the Welsh Borders, whilst the isolated hillside cottages are reminders of the days when families used to erect simple houses on the common land. The route passes through the attractive village of Clee St Margaret, where an unusual shallow ford runs along a lane for 50 metres, and concludes by climbing over the brow of Weston Hill.By Roger Butler ROUTE Start/parking: Small car park by gateway to Clee Liberty Common, grid ref SO568834, postcode SY8 2EW Paths and tracks over moorland, commons and fields; some quiet lanes too Stiles: 12 PLANNING Nearest town: Ludlow Refreshments: No pubs or cafes on the route - picnic required Public toilets: None on route Maps: OS Explorer 217; Landranger 137

      Distance: 11.51 miles and 2,127 feet of climbing.

      Leader: George Nutter 07532 345100 or georgenutter@yahoo.co.uk

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-20

    • 13th November 2022 - Morville, Near Bridgenorth

      Journey time: 26 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Meet at the Abbey: 08:30 Walk start: Approx. 09:00 No toilet facilities at the start, or available during the walk. This circular walk will see us go along the drive, to Aldenham Park, passing the front of the house and stable house, before making our way to Aston Eyre, Upton Crescent, Chetton, Meadowley, The Lye and Morville Hall. We will also try to take the opportunity to enter three different Norman churches, which were all open during my recent walk recce and which all well worth a visit. The walk offers good views, along interesting paths, with plenty to see along the way. It’s hilly, without being particularly difficult, so should be suitable for all members. That said I should mention, in fairness, that there is an awkward stile (the type without steps, that has wooden pieces attached to a wire fence), which leans toward you as, you cross it, unless it is supported by somebody, as well as a low footbridge that needs to be crossed with care, due to missing planks. When a female friend and I did the recce, neither obstacle caused us any great difficulties and we could have easily crossed the shallow ditch/dry (at the time), stream bed, without using the bridge.

      Distance: 12.5 miles, with a total of 2448’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman Mob: 07824 542340 Email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2022-11-13

    • 6th November 2022 - Llangollen: Eglwyseg Rocks

      While at first sight this would appear to duplicate George's recent walk, there is quite a bit which does not overlap. The walk has two sharp climbs in it, firstly Castell Dinas Bran (with the configuration of a Christmas pudding) and secondly another climb with some boulders to get over, both of these occurring early in the walk. After that it is more or less plain sailing. Approx 12 miles, grade C. Meet at the Abbey 09:00. Car park charge £3.50.

      Distance: Approx 12 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-11-06

    • 30th October 2022 - Roundton and Corndon

      Meet at the Abbey: 09:00 Journey time: 33 minutes Distance to start: 18 miles Walk start: Approx. 09:45 No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk This circular walk will see us ascend Lan Fawr and then Roundton Hill, before heading SE to Hurdley and then NE to Brithdir, via a quick diversion to take in the views from the lower reaches of the unnamed hill, which is located immediately to the NE of Roundton Hill. We will then make our way to the Trig point on Corndon Hill, having made the approach from the south. From Corndon, we will return to the start after visiting Stapeley Hill and the Mitchell Fold Stone Circle. Weather permitting, the walk provides views throughout and is fairly undemanding, with the exception of the climbs up Roundton and Corndon, both of which provide a sterner challenge.

      Distance: 10.85 miles with a total of 2282’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman davidjakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-10-30

    • 23rd October 2022 - Clun

      Meet at the Abbey at 9am or at the Clun Castle car park (SO 299 807), where there are toilets, at 10am. We head up past the Youth Hostel on the Shropshire Way to Bury Ditches where we can explore some of the hill fort and admire the views. From there we continue along the Shropshire Way for a short stretch before heading over Clunton Hill to Clunton. We cross the river Clun and return to Clun via Sowdley Wood and Woodside. If time permits, we can visit Clun Castle.

      Distance: 10 miles, 1700' of ascent

      Leader: John Miles 07800 913467 or 01743 240931 or milesj653@gmail.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-10-23

    • 16th October 2022 - Hay Bluff

      Meet at the Abbey, at 8.15. If you wish to go directly to the walk start, please advise the walk leader and confirm, by text, on the day of the walk, that you will be attending. The text message will be acknowledged, if it is received before we set off from the Abbey. Walk Distance: 13 miles Total Ascent: 2888’ Walk start time: approx’ 10.15 The car park isn’t very big, so car sharing is likely to be necessary, although alternative parking is available, nearby. No toilet facilities at the start, or during the walk. The journey time allows for comfort stops, en-route The route starts with a climb up to Lord Hereford’s Knob, from where we travel SW, following the path along the top of the escarpment, before turning to visit Grwyne Fawr Reservoir, where there will be the option of taking a short walk, to cross and return along the top of the dam. Alternatively, there is the option of resting your feet. We will then make our way to Capel-y-ffin, as directly as is practical, before climbing to the Offa’s Dyke Path, which we will use to make our way to Hay Bluff, from where we will return to the starting point. As you might expect, the walk is hilly, with some stretches of fairly steep climbing. The path down to Capel-y-ffin needs to be taken with care but it’s not especially difficult, just over used. There are plenty of views, to be had and weather permitting the route should provide fun for all Hillwalkers. No scrambling required and very few stiles.

      Distance: Walk Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: David Jakeman - Contact details: David.jakeman@talk21.com 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2022-10-16

    • 26th June 2022 - Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe

      This walk is known as the Cwm Bochlwyd Horseshoe. An impressive circular ascent of the Glyderau that has more scrambling and more varied terrain than any other walk in Snowdonia. The route includes: a full north to south traverse of Tryfan, technical scrambling on Bristly Ridge and Y Gribin Ridge, and the ascent of Glyder Fach. It includes 4 Grade 1 scrambles. A good head for heights and ability to use hands and feet on rock is required. Good, dry weather conditions are required, so the walk may be altered in event of poor weather.

      Distance: 5 miles (8 km); Ascent/Descent: 3,250 feet (1,000 m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2022-06-26

    • 22nd May 2022 - Cannock Chase

      This is not the sort of terrain we would normally go walking in. The highest point is a modest 199m, roughly the same height as Grinshill, but this vast tract of land with its grassland, bracken, gorse and wooded areas has quite a bit of variety. Usually we are able to park in a free parking area, but participants are advised to bring £2 in coins in case we are forced to use the official car park.

      Distance: Approx 10 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters  01743 232468 or 07794 411719

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2022-05-22

    • 8th May 2022 - Snowdon via Rhyd-ddu

      Distance to start: 83 miles. Journey time: 135 minutes. Toilet facilities at the start. We will initially walk along the very popular Rhyd-Ddu path but when it takes a turn NE, we will continue east, along a much quieter path, to take the Cambrian Way, to ascend Snowdon along Clogwyn du. This will involve some very gentle scrambling but absolutely nothing to be concerned about. Towards the top, we will rejoin the Rhyd-Ddu path, for the final push to the top. Our return will initially be along the Snowdon Ranger Path but we will leave it at the edge of the open access land, for a path, to the starting point. While most of this route will be very lightly populated, we can expect crowds at the top. There is the opportunity for fine views, throughout, with the section along Clogwyn du, being particularly exhilarating, while being safe. In addition to the views we will be walking through the remains of some quarries, which provides some added interest.

      Distance: 9 miles with a total of 3103’ of ascent.

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2022-05-08

    • 13th March 2022 - Pulverbatch and Ratlinghope

      Starting Point: The Mott & Bailey car park, Pulverbatch. Grid ref: SJ 42271 02241 Nearest Post code: SY5 8DT What3words: steroids.trickled.command. Meet at the Abbey at 8.15, or advise if you intend going directly to the walk start. Journey time: 20 mins Distance to start: 9 miles Walk start: Approx. 08:45. No toilets are available at the start, or during the walk. This circular, hilly walk, initially makes for Snailbeach to the west, before turning towards and then along, Stiperstones. We then make our way back to Pulverbatch via Gatten Lodge, Leasowes Bank Farm, Wilderley Hill and Cothercott Hill. I expect that many, perhaps all of you, will be very familiar with the area to be walked. However, you will know that it is a wonderful destination for a walk and I hope that you will enjoy the route that I have chosen, for the views and points of interest, that it provides.

      Distance: 14 miles, with a total of 2439’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-03-13

    • 6th March 2022 - Burrow Hill

      Park at Aston on Clun in the Community Hall car park off Broome Road, the B4369. This is just south of its junction with the B4368. Grid ref:- SO395815. Meet at the Abbey at 9 am or please advise me if you intend to go directly to Aston on Clun. Journey time from Shrewsbury approx. 40 minutes. We pass the Arbor Tree, ascend Hopesay Hill, skirt Wart Hill, the paths over which are currently closed due to many fallen trees and extensive forestry operations, and thence to Horderley where we contemplate the remnants of a past transport system up the Valley of the Onny. Over Ridgeway Hill and up Burford Bank before descending to Hopesay. Passing Hopesay Church with its information board the final climb ascends to the well preserved Burrow Hill Fort giving fine views from the highest point on the walk. Thence back down to Aston on Clun.

      Distance: Walk 11.5 miles with 2000 ft. of ascent

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-03-06

    • 13th February 2022 - Brown Clee

      Start point SO608872.  Meet at Shrewsbury Abbey at 09:00, or at start point at 9.45am.  Please let me know if you are driving there directly: 07746 111883.  Journey approx. 24 miles. The walk starts with a short sharp ascent to join a level track which skirts the north flank of Brown Clee Hill.  The route then follows paths via Cockshutford to Nordy Bank Fort and then joins the Jack Mytton Way southwards taking a path across to the Shropshire Way to ascend to Clee Burf.  Continuing on the Shropshire Way the route descends from Clee Burf and ascends Abdon Burf. The return to the start is via a tarmac road and a forest track (with hurdles since the storms!) For much of the route there are wonderful far-reaching views.

      Distance: 10.5 miles. 1775' of ascent.

      Leader: Jane Williams  07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-02-13

    • 6th February 2022 - Caer Caradoc and Stow Hill

      This is a fine high-level tramp over the open hills of south Shropshire, with a rare visit to the other Caer Caradoc, a superb triple-banked Iron Age hill fort. Meet at the Abbey at 08:30, or at the infants' school in Bucknell at 09:15. Driving distance is 30 miles; turn right in Craven Arms on the B4368 towards Clun, then turn off left after 2k onto the B4367. On reaching Bucknell, go through the village, and just before the sharp left turn across the railway line, carry straight on instead to park at the school - gridpoint SO 354 737. The walk takes us north over Bucknell Hill, then south-west through some pleasant country to a high point beyond Vron, and down again before the steep climb onto Caer Caradoc, which will be a perfect lunch stop. After this, we traverse across west to a quiet road, which we have to follow for about 2k before the return with a gradual climb up and over the broad sunlit uplands of Stow Hill and a descent through Bucknell Wood. Total distance is about 12½ miles with 2500 ft of ascent. Apart from Caradoc there are no really steep climbs, and the route is largely over good ground and firm paths.

      Distance: About 12½ miles with 2500 ft of ascent

      Leader: John Ellerslie; email john.ellerslie@btinternet.com; text 07490 272286; landline 01743 360115

      Walk Grade:

      Date: 2022-02-06

    • 9th January 2022 - Snailbeach and Earl's Hill

      Start point Snailbeach Village Hall car park SJ 373 023. Postcode: SY5 0NX. Meet at the Abbey at 9.00am, at the start point at 9.30am. Please let me know if you are going direct to the start point. The walk goes through the Snailbeach outdoor mining museum to the Upper Works, then northward through Eastridge Woods (roe deer seen on the recce), to Poles Coppice and then turns east across rather muddy fields to ascend Earl's Hill. Descending Earl's Hill on the south side we join the Marches Way, skirt Lawn Hill and join a good track past Huglith Farm. Return is via Lordshill Chapel and a very welcome non-muddy road downhill back to the car park.

      Distance: Approx 10 miles.

      Leader: Jane Williams 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2022-01-09

    • 19th December 2021 - Church Stretton

      Joint walk with Shropshire Young Ramblers and Christmas drinks: Grade C, start 9.00. Celebrate the Winter Solstice (well almost!) and the Festive Season with a circular route from the centre of Church Stretton finishing with drinks in a town pub. Christmas hats and accessories preferable but not compulsory. Meet at 9 am at the Abbey to share cars or at 9.30 am in the main car park, Easthope Road (opposite the Co-op), Church Stretton (free on Sundays and toilets available). Please let the walk leader know if you plan to go direct to Church Stretton. 10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent via the summit of Caer Caradoc, across to The Wilderness and down to Cardington village, up to Willstone Hill and along the Hope Bowdler ridge to the Gaer Stone then a gentle return to the town for drinks in the Kings Arms. One steep ascent early on to Caer Caradoc, a more gradual one to Willstone Hill later on otherwise it's a fairly easy undulating route through fields and on tracks with minimal tarmac. If the weather is on our side there will be plenty of good views.

      Distance: 10 miles and just over 2000 feet of ascent

      Leader: Gill Pursey 01743 2720986 or 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-12-19

    • 5th December 2021 - Willstone Hill

      Battlestone, The Wilderness & Stretton Golf Course. Grade C. 9½ miles (15km) Ascent/Descent 1,850ft (560m). Meet Shrewsbury Abbey 9.00 am. Starting Point: Lion Meadow Car Park (opposite Church Stretton Co-op) SO 454937 at 9.30 am. A relatively gentle walk passing below Hope Bowdler Hill and ascending Willstone Hill to Battlestone. Descent to Willstone and The Wilderness to Lower Botley , Dudgeley Mill, All Stretton and Church Stretton Golf Course.

      Distance: 9½ miles (15km) Ascent/Descent 1,850ft (560m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 07892 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-12-05

    • 14th November 2021 - Craignant, near Oswestry

      Park in the car park on the B4579, Oswestry – Glyn Ceiriog road, approximately 4.5 miles from when the road leaves the B4589, close to the centre of Oswestry. Grid ref: SJ 25463 34985; nearest Post code: SY10 7NP; What3words: otherwise.trying.topics. Meet at the Abbey at 8.30, or advise if you intend going directly to the walk start. Journey time: 45 mins; Distance to start: 25 miles. Walk start: Approx. 09.20. No toilet facilities at the start, or during the course of the walk. This circular walk will see us head in a northerly direction, along Offa’s Dyke/old Shropshire Way, which is also the Welsh/English border, to Bronygarth. Here we pick up the Llwyr Ceiriog Trail, for some miles, which offers some splendid views of The Vale of Llangollen and Llangollen itself. At Careg y Big, we take a short, short cut, to save a couple of miles, before rejoining the Llwyr Ceiriog Trail, until we cross the River Ceiriog, at Pontfadog. The rest of the route, back to the car, is on tarmac but we didn’t meet a single car, during the recce and weather permitting, we will be provided with some excellent views. However it also includes a long, but never overly steep, 1.5 miles, 235m ascent, out of the valley, before dropping down to the starting point. The route is reasonably demanding, being hilly but you will be rewarded with some smashing views, very few stiles and plenty to keep you interested, in a neglected area for walking.

      Distance: 11.5 miles, with a total of 2695’ of ascent.

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340; email: david.jakeman@talk21.com

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-11-14

    • 19th September 2021 - Titterstone Clee

      As part of the annual Festival of Walks to showcase the variety of scenery along the Shropshire Way, I'll be leading a varied 11.5 mile walk with 1700 ft of gradual ascent from Cleehill in an area not recently visited by the Club. The car park is on the A4117 (SO595754) - go round Ludlow on the bypass and at the first roundabout take the A4117 to Kidderminster (supermarket construction on the left). Follow the road for about 5 miles to the village of Cleehill and the car park is at the top of the rise on the right just beyond the shops. The route heads northeast across heath and moorland through industrial archaeological sites to Magpie Hill, across Catherton Common to Crumpsbrook and on to Silvington Common and the village of Cleeton St Mary. From Callowgate the route joins the Shropshire Way to the summit of Titterstone Clee, Shropshire's third highest summit, being a tad lower than nearby Brown Clee and the Stiperstones. We then follow the Way for most of the walk back to Cleehill. With good weather there will be excellent views all round. Please let me know if you plan to drive direct to the walk start.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill Pursey  07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2021-09-19

    • 12th September 2021 - Brecon Beacons

      Meet at the Abbey 8.00am or at the start point at 10.00am. Please let Jane know if you are going directly to the start point. Start point car park at SO024249. £3 parking fee, either cash or Pay By Phone app. NT members free with card. The walk follows the stream up Cwm Llwch and then takes in Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big on rocky paths before a long, gentle grassy decent on Cefn Cyff. Paths, tracks and road take us back to the car park. Superb views if the weather is kind. This will be a long day. Bring plenty to drink and eat. Please let me know if you are travelling direct - 07746 111883. Approaching Brecon on the A470 take the 2nd exit (A40) off the first roundabout you come to. At the 2nd roundabout take the 3rd exit towards Llanfaes on the B4601. Cross traffic lights, take the first turning on the right - Ffrwdgrech Road - opposite the Drovers Arms. Where the road divides into 3 take the left branch and continue straight on until you reach the car park. Journey approx. 84 miles.

      Distance: Approx. 12.5 miles, 3,354ft of ascent

      Leader: Jane Williams 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2021-09-12

    • 1st August 2021 - Arenig Fawr and Moel Llyfnant

      Meet at the Abbey at 08:15, or at the walk start at 09:45. We will start from the parking area at SH 816395, which is just on the B4391 Festiniog road as it branches off the A4212 west of Bala. Suggested route from Shrewsbury is through Knockin, over Llynclys crossroads, past Llangynog to Bala, and keep going northwest on A4212. There are toilets about 3 miles before the start, at the western end of Llyn Celyn. Travel distance about 54 miles; around 1hr 30min including loo stop. Car sharing is now an option, but not obligatory. If you wish to go directly to the start point, please inform the walk leader before the day of the walk, either by text, or preferably by email. Also let me know if you're going to the Abbey. The walk takes us along a quiet road for 30 minutes past Arenig hamlet, onto a track up to Llyn Arenig Fawr, and then to the top of Arenig Fawr itself (854m/2802ft). There are superb views all round, and even more as we descend and traverse across to the quiet summit of Moel Llyfnant before the easy return. Total walk distance is around 11 miles, with 3000 feet of climbing. We are on mostly decent tracks, and the climbs are fairly gradual; a few rocky bits but no exposure (and no bracken to wade through). Should be around 6 hours walking.

      Distance: 11 miles, with 3000 feet of climbing

      Leader: John Ellerslie, john.ellerslie@btinternet.com or landline 01743 360115 or mobile/text 07490 272286

      Walk Grade:

      Date: 2021-08-01

    • 14th June 2020 - Yr Aran and Yr Wyddfa

      Starting near Nantgwynant at SH 634512, we take the Watkin Path along a fine stream - the Afon Cwm Llan is a procession of waterfalls and pools. As the path flattens out, we diverge steeply up to Yr Aran, which gives us superb views across all of South Snowdonia and out to Tremadoc Bay. Turning back northwards, we should see our route to the top of Snowdon. First, however, is a steep and rocky descent to Bwlch Cwm Llan; then we climb to traverse the South Ridge before joining the Rhyd Ddu to the summit. The return is along the Watkin Path most of the way, starting off on a sometimes unpleasant scree path which gradually improves until we pass quarry workings and the Gladstone Rock. It's been a long time since the Club took this spectacular route up Snowdon. The way is generally well marked but sometimes tough and rocky, with a little light scrambling, but nothing more than some routes up Cader Idris, for example. It is physically demanding, since we climb up from around 50m to 750m on Yr Aran, then drop to 500m before climbing to 1085m - about 1300m or 4250 ft of up.

      Distance:

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2020-06-14

    • 15th May 2020 - Aymestrey

      From Aymestrey, 17 miles, 1900 feet of ascent. The start is from the Village Hall car park, SO 425649 . The walk is rated B on account of distance NOT the severity of the terrain. Underfoot conditions are mostly reasonable to good!!  Noting the Roadman's Waggon, Threshing Machine and Mill Leat, we follow Mortimer's trail overlooking the River lugg before ascending through  Shobdon Hill Wood, down to Byton and on to the Herefordshire Trail to Upper Kinsham  to again follow the Lugg. Thence via Deerfold, Mistletoe Oak, Woodhampton and Brinshope to cross the course of the Roman Road and so back via Yatton.

      Distance: From Aymestrey, 17 miles, 1900 feet of ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2020-05-15

    • 17th February 2020 - Ludlow

      The start point is at SO 505742 by Whitcliffe Common with probably the best view of Ludlow. The walk is graded B purely because it's 13 miles, a mile over the limit for a C walk. The route follows good footpaths through woods and forest, across farmland and on a couple of stretches of tarmac. The 2300 feet of ascent is gained by longer gradual gradients - there are no steep ones. The route ascends south west into Mortimer Forest to Mary Knoll House and on through Hazel Coppice to Burrington village where the Herefordshire Trail is joined to go south and east to Elton. We'll then rejoin the Mortimer Trail to go north to the high point at High Vinnals and return to the start point via Mary Knoll Valley and Lower and Upper Evens. It's not all trees and the views from the open ground will give lovely far reaching views.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2020-02-17

    • 2nd February 2020 - Corndon and Roundton

      Start point SO302977.  North to Mitchell's Fold and beyond, descending to the west, passing the southern end of Crest Wood, south to Hagley, down through Marrington Dingle to walk alongside the Camlad, a steep ascent out of the Dingle, then various paths to the hilltop fort on Roundton Hill then return via the summit of Corndon Hill to the start.

      Distance: Approx 11 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2020-02-02

    • 19th January 2020 - Lyth Hill and Earl's Hill

      This 'lollipop' route starting and finishing on Lyth Hill follows tracks, quiet lanes and woodland paths for about 12 miles to Exfords Green, on to the Oaks then an ascent of Earl's Hill from the southern end. Time to take in the splendid views (hopefully) from the summit before we descend the northern end and Pontesford Hill. We'll then take a north easterly route to Longden and back to the start point. Apart from the sharp ascent and descent of Earl's Hill and a gradual ascent back to the top of Lyth Hill this is an easy, undulating walk. It is likely to be very muddy in places but the quiet lanes will give us some respite.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2020-01-19

    • 12th January 2020 - Llanymynech

      A grade C walk of about 11 miles (with over 2,000 ft ascent) starting from SJ 2666 2111. The route will follow the Offa’s Dyke Path to ascend through Pen y Foel, past the Welsh quarry and Llanymynech Rocks (Montgomery Wildlife Trust). Using the ODP over Llanymynech Hill and other paths to cross Llynclys Common (Shropshire Wildlife Trust) before descending to the A495. The walk will go around the North side of Llynclys and Nant Mawr quarries to reach Moelydd (935feet). The return route is through Shropshire Wildlife Trusts' area known as "Jones Rough" to join quiet lanes down to Porth-y-waen and join the ODP through Jones Coppice to climb back up the escarpment. The path around the outskirts of the golf course is taken allowing for extensive views from the top of Llanymynech rocks before descending the English incline plane to reach the Limeworks Industrial Heritage area.

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2020-01-12

    • 15th December 2019 - Clee Hills

      Start point SO608872 . Starting with the ascent of Abdon Burf, the route continues to Abdon and then turns south to Cockshutford, then eastwards and upwards to the meeting of 6 paths.  Descent is over Clee Liberty to join the Jack Mytton Way, heading south. The route then turns northwards on the Shropshire Way, over Clee Burf and back to the start point.  Wonderful far reaching views on a clear day.

      Distance: Approx 11.5 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-12-15

    • 22nd September 2019 - Bishop's Castle to Clun

      To celebrate the completion of the new 200 mile figure of eight route the Shropshire Way Association has organised a week long festival of 26 walks led by Shropshire based walking groups.  Our Club's contribution to this Festival is to walk Stage 3 of the Way from Bishop's Castle to Clun - a scenic 11.5 miles starting from BC town centre and heading south west towards Colebatch before turning north west to Middle Woodbatch and Reilth Top.  The route then goes west to Churchtown where it joins the Offa's Dyke Path for a stretch to Hergan hill.  Parting company with the national trail at this point we'll go south east for the wonderful descent along the Cefns then follow the river Clun to the town of the same name where we plan to finish with a toast to the Way in one of the pubs.  We'll clock up almost 2000 feet of ascent as the route undulates through varied terrain (all pretty good) with very little tarmac!  You'll be rewarded with some of the best views to be had in the county if the weather is kind to us.  Hope you can join us. To facilitate the linear nature of this walk, one car will be parked in Clun before the walk starts and the driver will return the other drivers to BC at the end to collect their cars whilst the rest of the walkers enjoy refreshments in Clun.  All walkers will contribute equally to our usual car sharing costs.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey   01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-09-22

    • 15th September 2019 - Carnedd Gwenllian

      Carnedd Gwenllian, B Walk, 14 miles with 3000 ft ascent. Meet at Abbey at 8 am. The start is from the car park 3/4 mile up the small road from Abergwyngregyn taking the track immediately after a dog leg over a small bridge. Grid ref SH664719. £3 parking charge, toilets available. The route is initially east along a minor road leading to tracks overlooking the Menai Straight. Thence ascending to the south via Drum and Foel Fras to Carnedd Gwenllian. Backtracking a little an initially faint path across remote moorland is followed below Yr Aryg and Bera Bach before heading more northerly to follow above a steep sided valley back to Aber.In the early stages this path is again indistinct before becoming well defined. For much of the latter half of the walk we are likely to have the country to ourselves.

      Distance: 14 miles with 3000 ft ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-09-15

    • 14th July 2019 - Rhos Fiddle

      Rhos Fiddle. SO 205857. 8:30. North from crossways past the Cantlin Stone to join Kerry Ridgeway. North east to Pantglas. South to Lower Dolfawr. South west to Barretts continue around Clun Forest to reach Curney Bank then north across Rhos Fiddle nature reserve to return.

      Distance: 11.6 miles Ascent 1640ft.

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-07-14

    • 14th July 2019 - Cake Abbey

      Place: Calke Abbey in Derbyshire Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332’ of ascent. Meet at the Abbey at 08.30, walk start: 10.00. Parking: Calke, Grid ref: SK 374 225, Post code: LL20 7HE. Distance to start: 69 miles. Journey time: 85 minutes. Toilet facilities are available, if open, at least four times during the course of the route but not at the start. They are however, fairly evenly spread apart. The walk is an unusual one, unlike any organised one that I’ve been on or led. It’s not at all demanding but packed with interest, with short stops on the way around to take in some of the more interesting features. We will visit the grounds of Staunton Harold Hall, Breedon on the Hill Church,for its views and Saxon carvings, Melbourne, Staunton Harold Reservoir and Calke Abbey, to explore its fascinating outbuildings.

      Distance: 12 miles with a total of 1332’ of ascent

      Leader: David Jakeman 07824 542340

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-07-14

    • 7th July 2019 - Bridges

      This is a 'low' grade B walk purely because of its 13 mile length. The total ascent is just under 2000 feet. The route goes along the Darnford valley then ascends Ratlinghope hill before descending to the Pulverbatch-Bridges road and continuing on a quiet lane to Gatten.  We then follow field paths and tracks with splendid views (on a good day!) to the base of Cothercott hill.  From the top we make our way to the Betchcott hills and the Portway giving us the chance to stride out en route to Pole Bank.  Our return begins with a descent down scenic Stanbatch and on to the hamlet of Adstone before ascending the hill of the same name back to Bridges where we may want to quench our thirst at the pub.

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2019-07-07

    • 23rd June 2019 - Abergavenny

      This is a circuit of 12 miles which includes the best of Monmouthshire's rounded hills and lush valleys. The hills are Crûg Mawr, 550m, and the better-known Sugar Loaf, 596m. Between the two is a long-winded zigzag route - but you do get to Sugar Loaf in the end.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-06-23

    • 16th June 2019 - Cwm Glas Skyline

      This is a scramble around one of the wildest valleys in Snowdonia, giving unparalleled views into the Snowdon massif and its rock architecture. Starting at SH629567 in Llanberis Pass, we pick out a faint route to the east of Dinas Mot and find a way onto the ridge, heading south along narrowing edges until we finally climb up to Crib Goch. From there we follow the airy crest westwards to Garnedd Ugain, which is the second highest top in Wales, only 20 meters below Snowdon. After a suitable pause to appreciate the whole eastern face of Yr Wyddfa, we turn away north and eventually scramble down the Gyrn Las ridge and into Cwm Glas. It's a route which has some narrow and exposed sections, and requires care to negotiate. That said, club members have done this route, and the Snowdon Horseshoe which shares part of it, several times over the years. We will only be doing it if the weather is suitable - dry and reasonably still. It's also physically quite demanding - not long in miles, but it will probably take 7 hours or so, which is why we probably won't do the obvious up-and-back to Snowdon summit.

      Distance: 7 hours or so

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2019-06-16

    • 26th May 2019 - Aran Ridge

      The plan is to do a linear walk, starting in Llanuwchllyn (SH879298) and taking us over Aran Benllyn (885m) and Aran Fawddwy (905m or 2970 ft). The walk ends in Rhydymain, which means there'll need to be some fiddling about with cars before and possibly after the walk. That shouldn't be too disruptive; it only takes 10 minutes or so to drive between the start and finish points. Unfortunately, the bus on Sunday would leave us rather too late starting.      The walk itself is under 12 miles, but it is strenuous, and of course takes us to nearly 3000 ft. It will probably take upwards of 6 hours. I've chosen a north to south route because the mountain aspects are better, but if there's a stiff southerly wind I may change it round, which is what we did on the previous iteration of this walk in August 2016.

      Distance: Under 12 miles, but it is strenuous

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade:

      Date: 2019-05-26

    • 5th May 2019 - Bog Trot

      Start Bog CP GR358978. 9.15. NW to Shelve. Then Shelve Hill. Stapeley Hill and S to Mitchell’s Fold. Then S and up Corndon Hill, descending S then E to Fishpool . NW to Mucklewick Hill & Grit Hill. Returning E to The Bog

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-05-05

    • 28th April 2019 - Cadair Bronwen

      Meet at Abbey at 8 am. Walk starts from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog. (OS Grid Ref. SJ 157329) We leave the village taking an easy track through pasture land. Near Votty there is a short steep ascent before taking a well graded track up to the ridge just west of Mynydd Tarw. Thence via Foel Wen and Tomle before taking the ridge to Caidair Bronwen, part of which is on a board walk. Then north to the Memorial Stone before descending the Nant Rhydwilym valley by track and field paths.

      Distance: 14 miles with 3150 ft of ascent.

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2019-04-28

    • 21st April 2019 - Rhinogydd

      Starting at SH684302 at about 09:45 (having left the Abbey at 8:00), we will head into the Bwlch Drws Ardudwy and then steeply up onto Rhinog Fach. Then there's a pleasant descent past Llyn Hywel and back into the Bwlch before a tough and rocky ascent to Rhinog Fawr, returning via Llyn Du. The Rhinogydd are rough and quiet hills, not often visited; and the route I've selected is a rocky, scrambly one. For this reason, it's been regraded as an 'A' walk: there's no technically difficult or especially exposed scrambling, but it is hands-on at times, and I'd suggest strong boots. The reward for all this effort should be magnificent views out to Cardigan Bay and a terrain full of interest. The distance is roughly 10 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing. It will probably take around 7-8 hours to do.

      Distance: Roughly 10 miles with about 3000 feet of climbing

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2019-04-21

    • 7th April 2019 - Clun

      C Walk, 12 miles with 2150 feet of ascent. Meet at Abbey at 9 am. Walk starts from Car Park by Clun Bridge (Grid Ref. SO 299807) where there are facilities. We go out to the west passing Springhill Farm, turn south below Llanfair Hill and follow the Offa's Dyke Path to Garbett Hall. Thence via a meandering route back to Clun. Subject to the weather the open countryside offers excellent views.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-04-07

    • 31st March 2019 - Newcastle

      C walk 9.00am as it's BST. Start Newcastle community centre Grid Ref SO249823. Follow road signs by the Crown Inn. We take paths through Upper Barn, Gogin & Birches to reach Foxholes. Then south east through Mount Bank to join Offas Dyke path at Bridge Farm & follow to Hergan, then along the Shropshire Way to Worns Wood where we turn to reach Hollybush. Finally south west to return to Newcastle for refreshment at the Crown for those wishing to partake.

      Distance: 11 miles Ascent 2170ft.

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-03-31

    • 3rd March 2019 - Pole Bank Plus

      Start: lay-by below Gaerstone Farm on B4371 road from Church Stretton to Much Wenlock (SO 468932). We ascend Ragleth Hill and drop down into Little Stretton. The route then goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then along the Long Mynd past the Shooting Box to Plush Hill and All Stretton. Crossing the A49 leads to Caer Caradoc and Hope Bowdler Hills with a return to the Gaerstone lay-by.

      Distance: 21.6 km (13.4 miles), Ascent/Descent : 988m (3,240 ft)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2019-03-03

    • 24th February 2019 - Dudmaston Dawdle

      The start is from the National Trust 'Comer Woods' car park, on the A442 on the left 2½ miles south of Bridgnorth (SO741891). Bring your NT card for the car park meter. Proceeding south through the Dudmaston Estate and along the River Severn to Alvely. Returning past Coton Hall, Kingnordley and Comer Wood on the northern side of the Dudmaston Estate. Easy going countryside. 8.30 start

      Distance: 13 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-02-24

    • 3rd February 2019 - The Wrekin

      Start at SJ 638093. Parking, if there's space, in the car park. The walk goes over The Ercall, through Limekiln Wood, past New Works, through Wenlock Wood and crosses the NE shoulder of the Wrekin. Then it heads to the SW end of the Wrekin from where we take a steep ascent to the summit and return to the car park.

      Distance: Approx. 10.5 miles.

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074 or 07746 111883

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2019-02-03

    • 13th January 2019 - Breidden Hills

      The walk starts from Y Breidden Forestry car park, nr. Criggion (no facilities available) Grid ref. SJ 295149 and follows a fairly traditional 10 - 12 mile route around the Breidden range of hills. Walking up through the Breidden forest to the trig point on Breidden Hill at 365m before following way marked paths across to Moel y Golfa 403m and the successive hills of Middletown at 367m, then Bulthy and Kempster makes for a very undulating route. The return route is via Pritchard’s Hill and the Breidden forest.

      Distance: 10 to 12 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2019-01-13

    • 23rd December 2018 - Hadnall

      The walk is from Hadnall up the Shropshire Way to Grinshill over the hill and across to Pim Hill then returning to Hadnall. It is an easy C walk 12miles. Santa hats or other Christmas attire welcome. We will return to our house for cakes, tea/coffee. Leaving the Abbey at 9.30.

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-23

    • 11th December 2018 - Ercall and Wrekin

      The walk will start from The Huntsman pub in Little Wenlock where we'll return around 1.30 pm for lunch. The 9 mile route starts and finishes with some unavoidable lane walking but in between there will be a pleasant stretch beside and across a golf course and up through woods to the top of the Ercall. We'll then descend and follow lesser known paths across the flank of the Wrekin before reaching the summit. The route then descends steeply down before turning off to take an easier descent through the Scout Camp and back to Little Wenlock. Meals must be pre-ordered, so please contact Gill on g.e.pursey@gmail.com or on either number below for details.

      Distance: 9 miles

      Leader: Gill and Niget Pursey 01743 272986 or 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-11

    • 9th December 2018 - Clee St Margaret

      Meet at the Abbey at 08.30. Walk start: 09.30 from the small triangular shaped car park at SO 568 834 (nearest post code SY7 9EF) which lies between Clee St. Margaret and Stoke St. Milborough, which I’m sure most members will have used. Distance to start: 26 miles. Journey time: 50 minutes. No toilet facilities available, either at the start or during the course of the walk. Best to stop at Much Wenlock, on the way. The walk takes a direction away from Clee Hill, for a meandering route to Tugford, before an even more indirect route back. While it has some short, sharp hills to climb, the total ascent is only 1452’. Nevertheless, it‘s a surprisingly interesting walk, with some good views. It’s much better than I expected, when I planned it. Be aware though, that it does have the potential to be muddy in places. Distance around 10.5 miles.

      Distance: 10.5 miles.

      Leader: David Jakeman  07824 542340

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-09

    • 2nd December 2018 - Valleys of the Stiperstones

      This is not quite a repeat of the last two Stiperstones walks; this one has an extra valley, at Tankerville, to add to the three valleys in previous walks. So there are many ups and downs.

      Distance:

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-12-02

    • 18th November 2018 - Hope Valley

      Starting from the Hope Valley Nature Reserve on the A488, the route follows footpaths up through the woods and across fields to The Stables Inn at Hopesgate then through similar terrain to the top of Bromlow Callow. The top of Stapeley Hill is the next destination which is reached via Gorstybank and adjoining open access land. After a southerly descent, the route then heads north east towards Shelve Hill, Shelfield, Buxton Hill, Buxton Wood and Hogstow back to the car park. A good number of the paths are little known (to us anyway!) which will take you across fields that are easy under foot, along tracks and through woods. There's very little tarmac! Total distance 11.5 miles with almost 2,000 feet of ascent. With half decent weather there'll be some great views.

      Distance: 11.5 miles

      Leader: Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-18

    • 11th November 2018 - Hopesay Hill and Cheney Longville

      Start: Abbey Foregate 9.00. Secret Hills Discovery Centre, Craven Arms (SO 435824) 9.45. Walk through fields to Aston on Clun and then N to Perry Gutter and Hopesay Hill. Continue to Cheney Longville and Wistanstow. Cross A49 at Grove Bank and ascend through Berrymill Wood and Halford Wood to descend into Craven Arms.

      Distance: 17km (10.6 miles) 420m (1,375ft) ascent.

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-11

    • 4th November 2018 - Aston on Clun

      A pretty route around the villages of Aston on Clun, Kempton and Edgton returning via Wart Hill and Hopesay Hill to Aston.

      Distance: 11.5 miles.

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07526 579926

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-11-04

    • 28th October 2018 - Bala Circuit

      Starting from a parking area near Bala at SH928354, we will do a clockwise circuit of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), rising up on the east side to 480m with superb views of Arenig Fawr behind the lake, and later the Aran ridge. We descend to Llanuwchllyn, then continue along some good tracks up the west side. Total distance is around 15 miles, and there's a surprising amount of climbing - maybe 3000 feet. It will take the best part of 8 hours, so bring head torches since we'll be on GMT.

      Distance: Total distance is around 15 miles, and there's a surprising amount of climbing - maybe 3000 feet.

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-10-28

    • 30th September 2018 - Carneddau (Radnorshire)

      Carneddau Hills, 30th September, meet at The Abbey, 8 am. Parking in designated car park at SO 017557. This is just west of the A470 and 2 miles south of Newbridge on Wye. The walk of 15 miles comprises minor roads and tracks and passes over the lower levels of the Carneddau Hills.

      Distance: 15 miles

      Leader: Bill Fowler 01743 874298 or 07527 946056

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-09-30

    • 22nd July 2018 - Cadair Idris

      Starting in the layby at SH752135, we head down to the main Minffordd car park (toilets available), then steeply up steps into Cwm Cau. Then another climb up to the rim of the Cym, which we follow round to the top of Cadair Idris at 893m. The return is somewhat longer, over Mynydd Moel first and then down through the intricacies of Gau Craig, before a final boggy section through the valley and back to the layby. Total distance around 10 miles, ascent about 3000 ft. It's tough going in places, so probably 7 hours or so. Cadair Idis isn't the highest mountain, but it is full of interest, and on a good day the views over the Mawddach estuary and the Rhinogs to the north are magnificent.

      Distance: Around 10 miles

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2018-07-22

    • 10th June 2018 - Carnedd Llewellyn

      This has been regraded as an 'A' walk because there's some easy scrambling at three points. That means hands on rock, but no serious exposure difficulties; it's not like Crib Goch or Tryfan north ridge, and we've done the circuit as a club several times in the past. We will start near Llyn Ogwen at SH668605, and head up into Cwm Lloer and the first peak, Pen yr Ole Wen (978m). Then we can enjoy a magificent high-level trundle over Carnedd Dafydd (1044m) and around Cefn Ysgolion Duon (the Ridge of the Black Ladders), up to the high point at Carnedd Llewellyn (1064m). The return is south-east down to Bwlch Eryi Farchog, with dramatic views northwards into Cwm Eigiau, then a final climb up to Pen yr Helgi Du and south down a fine ridge back to the valley. Total distance is around 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking.

      Distance: 16km with 1000m of ascent - maybe 7 hours walking

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2018-06-10

    • 25th February 2018 - Cardington Cardio

      Start Cardington village hall.  To Willstone Hill, across to Hope Bowdler, then to Gaer Stone onto and over Caer Caradoc then over the Lawley and across to Lodge Hill returning along Hoar Edge to Cardington.

      Distance: 12½ miles Hilly

      Leader: Christine Bishop  07969 532660

      Walk Grade: B

      Date: 2018-02-25

    • 4th February 2018 - Lee Brockhurst

      Start from parking area with phone box at SJ 5485 2680. Walk then goes over Lee Hills then heads east to Weston Heath, then goes south to Moston & Harcourt heading east towards Blakeleyhill, from there to Stanton. The return picks up the Shropshire Way to pass Harcourt Mill & Papermill bridge

      Distance: Approx 11.5 miles

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2018-02-04

    • 3rd December 2017 - Caersws Circular

      Walk will be Caersws circular of 13m.via Llanwnog, Lyn-y-Tarw and Severn Way.  Park at Caersws railway stn CP, ref 030918.  Abbey at 8.00am, Caersws 09.15am.approx.

      Distance:

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 07769 264950

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-12-03

    • 26th November 2017 - Little Stretton and Adstone Hill

      Start: roadside parking in Little Stretton by brook on road leading to Smallbatch campsite (SO 442919 – behind the Ragleth Inn). Route goes up Ashes Hollow to Pole Bank and then descends the far side of the Longmynd to Priory Cottage and Coates Farm. Adstone Hilll is then ascended and followed South to Adstone. From here we make our way to Medlicott and up the side of the Longmynd to Pole Cottage. Return to Little Stretton is made by Barrister’s Plain and Smallbatch.

      Distance: 17km (10½ miles) 645m (2,150ft) of ascent and descent

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-11-26

    • 19th November 2017 - Pontesbury

      Park at the Earl's Hill Car Park 409058. We'll follow parts of the Chris Bagley walk via Poles Coppice, Habberley and Longden. Very wet and muddy in places, particularly at this time of year - wear gaiters if you have them.

      Distance: Around 10 miles

      Leader: Liz Cruickshanks 01743 362759 or 07581 471764

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-11-19

    • 6th August 2017 - Carneddau Eight Summits

      Start Point:  9.45  Forestry Commission Car park 1 mile SE of Abergwyngregyn village (Grid Ref:  SH664719).   A walk taking in 8 of the central Carneddau tops: Lltymor, Foel-fras, Carnedd Gwenllian, Foel Grach, Bera Mawr, Bera Bach, Drosgl, Gyrn Wigau.  The route ascends above Aber Falls and follows the Afon Goch for a mile before heading steeply up to Llytmor.  Then there is grassy walking on the long ridge with a succession of tops.

      Distance: A long day.  12½ miles (20km), Ascent 3,750ft (1,145m)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784 or 07902 205826

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-08-06

    • 12th March 2017 - Cadair Berwyn

      Starting in Llangynog (SJ 0535 2615), we take the usual track up and over to Pistyll Rhaeadr and then up to Cadair Berwyn (827m or 2712 ft.). The return will be over Moel Sych and either back down towards Afon Rhaeadr, or west to cross the B4391. Total distance will be around 20-24 km (12.5-15 miles), depending on weather and how the group feels. This is a mountain route with the potential for severe weather conditions - all walkers are expected to be suitably equipped with good footwear and warm clothing, plenty of food and a headtorch.

      Distance: Total distance will be around 20-24 km (12.5-15 miles), depending on weather and how the group feels

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2017-03-12

    • 15th January 2017 - Beacon Hill, Welshpool

      Starting from SJ 291033 the walk will follow way marked paths up to Trelystan Church before dropping down to join Offas Dyke Path and then head eastwards up to Beacon Ring. The return route will be via Walton Hill, Flying Dingle and The Beeches. A walk of approximately 11 miles with accumulative ascent through the day of 2,000 feet.

      Distance: Approx 11 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761 or 07981 005651

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2017-01-15

    • 1st January 2017 - Wentnor Wobble

      A therapeutic route of gradual inclination and gentle meanders and eventual disinclination to do anything much, starting from the Batch NT car park at All Stretton. Midway, those whose hangover is wearing off may top up at the pub in Wentnor, where pies will be available for those so inclined. The rest can stiffen their resolve, whereupon further initial inclination will be followed by total disinclination and a return to the car park, hopefully before dark. Wentnor is the home of the Crown pub. It has a good reputation for homemade pies and ideally, given time and room at the inn, walkers can take advantage of the pub's offerings halfway through the walk by way of a pie and/or a drink. As this a popular day to be out, there's a good chance the pub will be busy, so we suggest that walkers come prepared with enough food and drink to sustain them in case the pub is too busy. If it's not, and you eat a pub meal, you can always scoff your sarnies later.

      Distance: Distance, very subjective, say 11 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799 or 07517 150557

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2017-01-01

    • 16th December 2016 - Abberley Hills

      Start at Abberley village Hall car park opposite primary school GR SO746678. Paths and tracks to reach the Worcester Way. Ascend Abberley Hill (initially steep) and traverse. Descend to pass Abberley Hall school then onto Walsgrove Hill. Turn north west to Meneatt farm then north east through Meneatt wood to across fields to reach the A443. Pavement walk back to the cars.

      Distance:

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601 or 07854 254394

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2016-12-16

    • 27th November 2016 - Oswald Trail

      The walk, of approximately 11 ½ miles and 1,500 feet of ascent, starts at Oswestry racecourse car park on Back Racecourse Road to the west of Oswestry at OS grid SJ 259 305 at 9:45. This is a modified version of Oswald’s Trail, a walk conceived by the Oswestry Ramblers.

      Distance: approx11 ½ miles and 1,500 feet of ascent

      Leader: Bernard Crowhurst 01952 254004

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-11-27

    • 20th November 2016 - Corndon and Stapeley

      This undulating route of approximately 11 miles follows mostly excellent grassy paths with far reaching views in all directions - south Shropshire at its best (on a good weather day!).  There's a gradual ascent of Corndon and the onward route goes via Mucklewick Hill and Flenny Bank before returning to the start point over Stapeley Common.

      Distance: 11 miles

      Leader: Gill and Nigel Pursey 01743 272986

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-11-20

    • 9th October 2016 - Hopesay Hobble

      A 10 mile walk from Horderley (SO 410870) over Ridgway Hill and on to Hopesay. Up the large triple ring and ditch Iron Age fort and down to Aston on Clun. Over Hopesay Hill and to Wart Hill, another Iron Age settlement, then return through wooded country back to the start.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Roger Hulme 01743 354799

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-10-09

    • 2nd October 2016 - Aberllefenni

      Aberllefenni circular over Waun Oer, Cribin Fawr and Maesglase - 3300 ft.

      Distance:

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 01743 241284

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2016-10-02

    • 25th September 2016 - Delamere Way

      From a car park in the Delamere Forest (SJ542715) we follow the Delemere Way nearly to Frodsham where we join the Sandstone Trail and follow it back to the Delemere Forest.

      Distance:

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: C+

      Date: 2016-09-25

    • 4th September 2016 - Snowdon via South Ridge

      Starting at the cafe car park below the Watkin Path (SH 628506), we go up the Watkin, then the south ridge of Snowdon (some easy scrambling) and up to Snowdon summit. Return via Lliwedd - again with some (optional) scrambling.

      Distance:

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2016-09-04

    • 8th May 2016 - Snowdon Horseshoe

      This is the classic walk of Snowdonia. Despite its seemingly moderate length of 11 km (6¾ miles) it is a very strenuous walk and one that requires a very good head for heights and some scrambling ability. The ascent up to Crib Goch and its crossing should only be attempted in conditions of low wind and relative dryness. If conditions are not suitable we will take the Pyg track instead. Starting point is Pen-y-pass (SH647555) or from near the Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel if no parking is left at Pen-y-pass (adding an extra 3km (2 miles) to the walk. After crossing Crib Goch we reach Carnedd Ugain and then Snowdon summit. A descent is made to Bwlch-y-Saethau and then a partly scrambling ascent to the summit of Y Lliwedd. The descent to Llyn Llydaw joins the Miners’ track back to Pen-y-pass.

      Distance: 11 kilometres (6¾ miles) Ascent 1,110 metres (3,640 feet)

      Leader: Colin Carson 01694 722784

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2016-05-08

    • 17th January 2016 - Llanfair Waterdine

      Take the road from Clun in the direction of Newcastle. Just before Newcastle on the left is a sign to Springhill Farm. Take this lane uphill to a crossroads (Springhill) and continue on for a few hundred yards again uphill to the parking on the left at SO249796. The walk passes through Llanfair Waterdine and circles around via Offa's Dyke back to the start point

      Distance: About 17 km; 1600 ft height gain.

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2016-01-17

    • 20th December 2015 - Nesscliffe

      A walk of about 9/10 miles starting from Little Ness at SJ410193 and taking in the delights of Nesscliffe Hill, ValesWood, and The Cliffe. The return paths will be through the National Collection of Betula at Mill House, Ruyton and then along by the River Perry back to Little Ness where a warm welcome and a selection of festive treats will await all walkers.

      Distance: 10 miles

      Leader: Carol Easthope 01939 260761

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-12-20

    • 29th November 2015 - Bishop's Castle

      We leave Bishop's Castle following the Shropshire Way, turning off as we near Colebatch. From here we make our way to Bury Ditches, then on to Lydbury North and back to Bishop's Castle

      Distance: 12 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-11-29

    • 23rd August 2015 - Berwyn's

      Llandrillo circular via Memorial Stone, Cadair Bronwen, Cadair Berwyn and Moel Sych. 17 miles

      Distance: 17 miles

      Leader: Phil and Cheryl Johnston 01743 241284

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2015-08-23

    • 16th August 2015 - Bucknell

      This is a varied walk with wonderful views.   10.5 miles with a 1200 ht gain.  Starting from Bucknell church, to Darky Dale, then Vron to Stow Hill, then Stowe, passing the unique Stowe church, then Weston and return to a pub in Bucknell.

      Distance: 10.5 miles

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-08-16

    • 5th July 2015 - Black Hill

      The walk will start from the main car park in Hay on Wye, at approx. 10:15. We follow Offa's Dyke path to Llech-y-Lladron, where we turn off to the Black hill trig point, then descend the Black Cat ridge. The return follows a track to Craswall,  passing the Bull's Head.  Bridleways and a forest track take us to Pen-shinkle then onto Cusop Hill, dropping down to Cusop, and the ODP  back to Hay.

      Distance: Distance approx 17 miles; moderate though total ascent is 3600 ft (No heather)

      Leader: Mike Pemberton 01939 210601

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2015-07-05

    • 3rd March 2015 - Earl's Hill 

      Start near Longdon Common, going across to Pontesford Hill. Up through the wood over Earl's Hill  to Habberley and on to Pulverbatch. Continuing on the Shropshire Way, which we follow for a while before returning to Longden Common

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Shirley Pemberton 01939 210601.

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2015-03-03

    • 21st December 2014 - Shrewsbury Special

      Unusually this walk does not begin with a drive to the start point. Instead we'll be doing a circular route of about 11 miles in and around Shrewsbury which includes an attractive section of river, fields, tracks, alleys and roads. There are no hills but there could be some mud! There'll be seasonal refreshments for finishers so please let Gill and Nigel know if you plan to come.

      Distance: About 11 miles

      Leader: Gill and Nigel Pursey 01743 272986

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-12-21

    • 7th December 2014 - Bromley Callow

      Start SJ324036.  From the lay-by where the B4499 crosses the Rea Brook the walk ascends Bromlow Callow, thence to Stapeley Hill and Mitchell's Fold.  Back via Rorrington Hill and Meadowtown.

      Distance: Approx 10.5 miles

      Leader: Jane Williams 01743 244074

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-12-07

    • 8th June 2014 - Senior's Ridge

      On the left side of the Idwal Slabs, there is a fine gully ascent with a little easy scrambling, which we follow until we reach Cwm Cneifion. Then we follow an indistinct scrambly route up Senior's Ridge and on to Glyder Fawr at 1001m. After that, it's the rough scree slope down and north-west towards Llyn y Cwn and up over Y Garn, before the final descent back towards Llyn Idwal. There's nothing too technical or exposed, but there are some hands-on-rock sections, so it's graded as an A walk.

      Distance:

      Leader: John Ellerslie 01743 360115 or 07490 272286

      Walk Grade: A

      Date: 2014-06-08

    • 13th April 2014 - Bury Ditches

      Meet at Bury Ditches car park, we will go over the hill fort, on to Clunton and Clunbury, over the Burrow and back via the Shropshire Way.

      Distance:

      Leader:

      Walk Grade: C

      Date: 2014-04-13

    • 28th June 2010 - Bâl Mawr

      The hallmarks of this walk are the north-south ridges, and the area is generally known as the Black Mountains. The walk starts near Llanvihangel Crucorney, and will proceed northwards over Hatterall Hill; then go down into Llanthony, which is dominated by its ruined abbey (Norman, parts Early English). After this, there is a sharp climb out of the valley and up to Bâl Mawr (607m, 1992 ft); after which we return south to complete the route.

      Distance:

      Leader: Dave Peters 01743 232468

      Walk Grade: B+

      Date: 2010-06-28

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