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Hadley footbridge
A new bridleway bridge has just been completed over the brook behind Hadley Farm. A joint effort between the Shropshire Council Footpath the Whitchurch Walkers P3 teams. This splendid construction restores the route of the Whitchurch Wheel and Walk 10 from the book of 10 walks. Well done everyone!

Posted 26th October 2018
 10 Varied walks around Whitchurch Shropshire - Update to Walk 7 The first paragraph of the text on p29 now reads:

Unfortunately the “permissive route” shown on the map between points 10 and 12 was never formalised.
You need to follow the rights of way via point 11 as described below.

This text appears in copies now on sale and in the route description on this website.

updated 28th August 2018
Bridge closure at Hadley
Bridleway 42 north of Hadley Farm
Closed on safety grounds. There is no local diversion. The best way round is to use the canal towpath between Danson's Bridge and Hadley Moorings.
This affects both the Whitchurch Wheel and Walk 10 in our book of walks.
updated 10th August 2018


a 33-mile sponsored walking event

To find out more CLICK HERE

The OSWESTRY ROUND CHALLENGE is a 33-mile sponsored walking event based on the guide book of the same name. Combining Offa’s Dyke Path and the Montgomery & Llangollen canals, the route forms a circular walk around the border town of Oswestry starting and finishing at the Lion Quays Resort.

The Challenge was devised by Dave Andrews and is described in the guide book he has authored.

The funds raised from this event are exclusively for Cancer Research UK andLingen Davies Cancer Fund.

We are enormously grateful to all of the individuals and businesses who have provided encouragement, support and money to get the Oswestry Round Challenge established.  It is through them that we have been able to stage the Oswestry Round Challenge without making any deductions from the money raised for the cost of the production of the guide book or the event.  Nearly 150 brave souls have taken on the challenge to date and have raised more than £27K, of which every penny went to Cancer Research UK andLingen Davies Cancer Fund.

The Oswestry Round Challenge is now in its 3rd year and we look forward to welcoming and supporting those taking part in 2018.

Looking for a challenge? 

Posted 19th April 2018
Temporary Closures
Canal towpath around Danson's Bridge - until 1600 Sunday 11th March
A marked diversion is in place

Bridleway 42 north of Hadley Farm - until drier weather allows vehicle access for repair of bridge.
Closed on safety grounds. There is no local diversion. The best way round is to use the canal towpath between Danson's Bridge [but see above] and Hadley Moorings.
This affects both the Whitchurch Wheel and Walk 10 in our book of walks.

Bridleway 60 by Hinton Court linking Hinton Old Hall to Wirswall - 3 April 2018 to 20 April 2018

Shropshire Council intends, to make an order temporarily prohibiting the use of that part of Bridleway 60 at Hinton Court, Wirswall from GR SJ 5394 4327 running generally north easterly, and including a very short section of FP 56, for approximately 210 metres to GR SJ 5409 4344 a few metres from the County boundary.
The Order will come into operation on 3 April 2018 and is required on the grounds of public safety to allow the installation of a new water main to Wirswall Service Reservoir.
There is no alternative route in the immediate vicinity.

This affects the Whitchurch Wheel for which you would need to use the more southerly path across the north end of the golf course, partly following the route of Walk 9

Posted 6th March 2018
Whitchurch Walkers
42nd Annual General Meeting

Now on Tuesday 3rd April 2018
The 42nd Annual General Meeting of Whitchurch Walkers
will now held on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 7.30pm in the Archibald Worthington Club, Castle Hill
The AGM will be followed by a bring and share buffet, raffle and an illustrated talk
"A Meander round Prees Heath through the two World Wars" by local historian Roger West.

posted 17th January 2018
Mid week walk from Wrenbury along the Llangollen Canal
Tuesday 9th January 2018

We will take the number 72 bus at 09.55 from White Lion Meadow [Tesco] to Wrenbury, then we will walk back along the canal with a pub lunch at the Willey Moor Lock Inn. After lunch continue on the canal to Jackson's bridge, cross the canal, then walk over the fields back to Whitchurch. The walk will be around 7 1/2 miles, please bring your bus passes if lucky enough to have them! I had intended to do a different walk, but the "lurgy" has grounded me for a few days, so not been able to recce the walk, so will try and do it next time. Anyone interested please meet at Tesco around 09.45, and I would guess we should be back around 15.30, hope to see some of you on Tuesday 9th, Peter.

31st December
Sunday 10th December
The walk around the Congleton Loop has been cancelled on account of the forecast of heavy snow for most of the day
9th December 2017
Shropshire Way Association
The Shropshire Way has a new website shropshireway.org which has recently gone live. It is not yet complete but descriptions and maps for The Southern Main Route are in place. The Northern Main Route is being worked on as are accommodation lists and other details.
12th October

 Wellington Walking Festival

The sixth Wellington Walking Festival 
took place on September 11th - 17th 2017
Click here to view details.

October 2017
Latest Whitchurch Walkers Newsletter
Newsletter 4
September 2017