Shrewsbury Hillwalking Club

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Walk Programme

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  • 7th January 2024 - CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Sunday 7th January 2024

    Walk Grade: C

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  • 14th January 2024 - Titterstone Clee Hill

    Sunday 14th January 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    ’Meet at the Abbey at 9:00Walk start: 10:00

    During the course of the walk we will ascend Titterstone Clee Hill where we will visit the radar station ‘golf balls’ and the old quarry and the remaining buildings, before joining the Shropshire Way down the Titterstone Incline and back to the start.

    The walk is short by our standards but should entertain you. There is a toilet block in the village of Clee Hill, on the Ludlow side of the A4117

    Distance: 9 miles with a total of 1506’ of ascent

    Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

  • 21st January 2024 - CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED

    Sunday 21st January 2024

    Walk Grade: C

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  • 28th January 2024 - West of Wrexham

    Sunday 28th January 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 08.30

    Distance to start: 36 miles

    Walk start: 09:30

    This walk is in an area of countryside where much of it has been previously exploited for mining.

    During the course of the route, we shall visit an old lead mine, walk along dismantled railway tracks, visit a large quarry, go past a reservoir and walk through woodland.

    The paths are many and varied and will keep you interested, although some of the countryside could be described as 'scruffy'.

    I've walked the area three times, honing the route to avoid obstacles etc because I think you would enjoy the novelty that the area provides.

    Please don't email or leave voice messages on the day of the walk, as these may not be received, due to an ongoing issue with my phone.

    Distance: 10.5 miles and ascent: 1643' feet but it does include some steepish bits

    Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

  • 4th February 2024 - Corwen to Liberty Hall & Moel Fferna

    Sunday 4th February 2024

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at the Abbey 8.00am

    Walk start 9.15 Green Lane Carpark, Corwen, LL21 0DN. £3.50 charge for all day. Toilets available at 40p.

    Leaving the carpark we head steeply up to Pen Y Pigin to take in the views of the village below before heading steadily upwards to Liberty Hall.

    Across from Liberty Hall over open exposed moors we head towards Cynwyd Forest and join the North Berwyn Way heading for Moel Fferna.

    Back down retracing our steps into the forest and taking The North Berwyn Way along fire tracks and into some nice woodland tracks towards Corwen.

    This is a challenging walk and I would say only for experienced hikers with good fitness. To cover the distance the pace will be constant with limited rest stops.

    Distance: 13.5 miles & 2,600 feet of ascent

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 11th February 2024 - Clun Hill, Caer Caradoc and possibly Black Hill

    Sunday 11th February 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey 8.45am
    Walk Start 9.45am at the car park on the banks of the River Clun opposite Post Card Cafe SY7 8JP.
    This is free parking and free toilets available.

    Start and finish at Clun and take in Clun hill ,the other Caer Caradoc, Hopton Titterhill and possibly Black Hill on the return

    Distance: 20+k and 858metres of ascent

    Leader: Stephen Lewis - 07932 493618

  • 18th February 2024 - Lyth Hill and Earl's Hill

    Sunday 18th February 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet Shrewsbury Abbey 8.30 am, walk starts by 9 am


    This figure of eight route starts with a mile of quiet lane walking then a circuit of Lyth Hill which, with clear weather, should give far reaching views from the top. We then follow the Shropshire Way off the hill and on to Lower Common. Mostly field paths bring us to the Longden Manor estate to start the second circuit via Oaks Wood and the flanks of Pontesford Hill before ascending to the trig point on Earl's Hill with its 360 degree views. Our return to the start point uses different paths through Oaks Wood and the Manor's estate.

    Mostly field and woodland paths and tracks with some quiet lanes. At the time of the recce the worst of any mud is avoided!

    Car sharing as usual on the north side of Shrewsbury Abbey at 8.30 am.

    Distance: Distance / ascent 13 miles / 1800 feet

    Leader: Gill Pursey - 07974 771258

  • 25th February 2024 - Tankerville, Shropshire

    Sunday 25th February 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the Abbey at 8.30
    Walk start: 09.00’ish

    Distance to start: 16 miles

    The complicated route takes us just below the Stipperstones to Perkins Beach, Mytton Dingle, Crows Nest, Hope Valley Nature Reserve and Bromlow Callow before returning to the start via Hope and Buxton Wood.

    It seems to me to be a good walk for the time of year, while we visit some old favourites and perhaps introducing some new places and paths.

    Distance: 11.5 miles with a total of 2283’ of ascent

    Leader: David Jakeman - 07824 542340

  • 3rd March 2024 - Clun - Offa's Dyke to Hergen

    Sunday 3rd March 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at the abbey: 8:45am

    Start: Clun Castle car park 9:45am

    Distance: 16k
    Ascent/Descent: 792m
    About 5.5hrs + any stops

    A slightly shorter walk than usual initially on a quiet lane leading west out of Clun to Springhill Farm.The route then turns north following Offa's Dyke to Hergen where the Shropshire way is joined leading back south east all the way to Clun Castle. With good weather this walk offers some fantastic views.

    Distance: Approx 16k - Ascent/Descent: 792m

    Leader: Louise Dermont - 07873 985274

  • 10th March 2024 - Bucknell

    Sunday 10th March 2024

    Walk Grade: C

    Meet at The Abbey at 8.30am
    Walk start 9.30am Bucknell
    Start from Bucknell along a lane to Brampton Bryan, join the Herefordshire trail and then along lanes to the space guard observatory, back down to Milebrook then up past Stowe church to Stowe hill then back down to join the lane that runs by railway to Bucknell .

    Distance: 22km and 696 metres of ascent

    Leader: Stephen Lewis - 07932 493618

  • 17th March 2024 - Walk date taken - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 17th March 2024

    Walk Grade: C

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    Leader: David Jakeman

  • 24th March 2024 - Llangynog and Pistyll Rhaeadr

    Sunday 24th March 2024

    Walk Grade: C

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    Leader: John Miles - 07800 913467

  • 31st March 2024 - Moel Siabod Circuit up the Eastern Ridge (British Summer Time) Clocks go forward

    Sunday 31st March 2024

    Walk Grade: B

    Meet at The Abbey at 7.00am.

    Walk start 9.00am - Bryn Glo Carpark

    One of Snowdonia's lesser known classics. This route stars from Plas y Brain and sets off through Coed Bryn Engan, following the river Llugwy until the stunning Pont Cyfyng waterfalls are reached. The route makes its way past a small lake before reaching an old quarry, now filled with water it is a picturesque steep sided lake.

    Llyn y Foel is shortly reached and sits at the bottom of Daear Ddu (the East Ridge) this provides an interesting scramble to the summit. you can choose your challenge, go close to the edge for more challenging scrambling or slightly further left to pick your way around some of the difficulties.

    Distance: 10 miles - 2600 feet

    Leader: George Nutter - 07532 345100

  • 7th April 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 7th April 2024

    Walk Grade: C

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  • 14th April 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 14th April 2024

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  • 21st April 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 21st April 2024

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  • 28th April 2024 - Flounders Folly area

    Sunday 28th April 2024

    Walk Grade: C

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    Leader: Jane Williams

  • 5th May 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 5th May 2024

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  • 12th May 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 12th May 2024

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  • 19th May 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 19th May 2024

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  • 26th May 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 26th May 2024

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  • 2nd June 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 2nd June 2024

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  • 9th June 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 9th June 2024

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  • 16th June 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 16th June 2024

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  • 23rd June 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 23rd June 2024

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  • 30th June 2024 - Details to be confirmed

    Sunday 30th June 2024

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

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.

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

A - Any walk including a scramble.

For Sunday walks, we meet at north side of Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury (200 m beyond the Peach Tree), at times shown above. We'll see how many cars are required, and who's happy to drive, then travel to the walk start. People wishing to meet at the walk start may do so if agreed with the walk leader.

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