Welcome to Whitchurch Walkers
Walking in and around Whitchurch Shropshire - a Walkers are Welcome town
Parish Paths Partnership (P3)
Throughout Shropshire, there are 3,480 miles of footpaths and at the moment, there are 53 active P3 groups. In the past 5 years alone, P3 volunteers have provided £500,000 worth of work, that's 10,000 hours per year!
Since 2012 your local Whitchurch P3 groups have installed over 100 new gates and refurbished or replaced over 70 stiles, not to mention, replacing numerous sleeper footpath bridges. This work could not be achieved without you problems on footpaths, and the partnership that exists with landowners, Shropshire County Council and our volunteers.
Reporting Footpath ProblemsIf you come across local footpath problems, please let us know. Some issues can be dealt with by our fantastic P3 team which goes out most Monday mornings. Others we will pass on to the relevant local authority.
As well as the location, it is very helpful if the footpath number can be provided (see links below for local authority footpath maps). For the paths in Whitchurch Urban and Whitchurch Rural parishes most commonly affected by cropping, the numbers can be found on maps accessible by clicking here. It can also be helpful to provide what3words locations too.
Shropshire footpath map
||Wrexham footpath map|
|Cheshire footpath map (On the map select 'Add data', 'leisure and culture', select items in folder, 'add selected layer')|
|Report to Shropshire Council
|Report to Cheshire West Council||Report to Wrexham Borough Council
Whitchurch Walkers runs one of the most active of the 60 or so P3 teams in Shropshire. P3 or Parish Paths Partnership teams are groups of local volunteers who maintain footpaths in their local area using furniture supplied by Shrosphire Council. Our own team currently numbering 6 at full strength, goes out most Monday mornings and works mainly in Whitchurch Urban and Rural parishes. The team is grateful to Whitchurch Town Council for the use of storage facilities in its shed at Jubilee Park. The team usually meets there or at the adjacent Sherry Mill Hill car park at 9.30am on Mondays. Additional volunteers - you don't have to be there every week - are always welcome. Please get in touch.
Much of our recent work has involved the installation of kissing-gates to replace stiles and thereby create a number of stile-free, gated walks.
The following routes are now completely stile-free: