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Friday 10th May
Saturday  11th May
Sunday 12th May

Thank you for joining us at the Whitchurch Walking Festival.

Thanks to generous sponsorship from the Whitchurch Town Council, Pellitec and Involved Holidays, we were able to subsidise many of the walks.  
The 3 Canal Boat Walks were £5 each (£4 for children), Oteley £7 (£4 for children) and Hawkstone £9 (£5 for children).  Other walks are £3 except where stated (and for those walks, children were able to go FREE).

Whitchurch Town Council

Status colour:
Lots of places
5 or fewer spaces
Currently full

Day walks - packed lunch and a drink required unless a lunch is included as part of the walk
Walk & Leader

The Archibald Worthington Club will be open, ready for your registration of the 09.05 Bronington by Bus walk.
Archibald Worthington Club
08.45 Launch

Come along to the Archibald Worthington Club to give this year's festival a great send-off. Our Mayor, Andy Hall, will be launching the festival and we will also be joined by the Whitchurch Pirate!  

Tea & coffee available for sale.

Bronington by bus
Dot Bishop

7 miles / 6 hours

£3 plus £3.10 bus fare
We catch the 09.22 bus to Bronington from Tesco's for a relaxed walk back via Fenn's Wood, Brickwalls, Field's Farm (new gates) and Alkington, finishing at 'The Apple Core'.

Please bring lunch, and note that no dogs are permitted on this walk..

Register from 08.30, i.e. before the launch!
Ins & Outs of Whitchurch
Sue Garner
3 miles

As an ex- Avon representative, I found many ways to walk 'my territory' via the paths and shortcuts around Whitchurch.

Please join me on this walk to, maybe, find a shortcut that you didn't know about, and to see some changes that are being made in the town.

If you choose to go on this walk, you can also choose to join an afternoon walk.


Prees & Soulton Circular
Mick Hobson

6.5 miles

£3 plus bus fare
We will take bus 511/2 at 10.05 to Prees (and 14.45/15.50 back).

The walk crosses fields from Prees to Soulton Hall where the group will visit the Soulton Long Barrow -  an unique modern day monument. Read more here. The route back will be via Lower Heath towards Prees and is described as full of interest and surprises! Mainly flat with one ascent near the end.  

Dogs are permitted but the owner must be prepared to lift them over 8-9 stiles and keep on a short fixed lead.

Please bring lunch and a drink with you.
Soulton Lon Barrow

Soulton Long Barrow

Rail Ramble: Wrenbury Circular
Malcolm Monie

6.5 miles

£3 plus £4.80 / £3.15 [with railcard] return train fare)

10.48 train to Wrenbury for circular walk via Wrenbury Hall and Sound Heath.  Train fare is £4.80 / £3.15 return with railcard.

Drinks stop near the end at the Bhurty Aston [No18 Coffee Shop or pop-up bar] .  15.35 train back to Whitchurch.

Register at Whitchurch train station at 10.30am.

Bring packed lunch and drinks with you.

Afternoon walks - bring a drink
Round Trip to Whitewell
David Portch

5-6 miles


We head out of town to the canal and then have a ‘circular’ route via Wolvesacre, Kiln Green, Whitewell, Hall Green and back across Bubney Moor. 

Please bring a drink with you.


Whitchurch Ramblers Wellbeing Walk to Hadley Cafe
Bev Boffey

4 miles

This easy scenic walk takes us to Belton Farm and then across the organic flower field towards Hadley Farm Tea room.

We will stop at the farm for some light refreshments and maybe enjoy one of their tasty cakes.

After our tea break, we will then head back to Whitchurch via the canal.  

Dogs on fixed leads welcome.
Blackoe footbridge
Full !
Waiting list only
Evening Entertainment
Folk Session

The Wheatsheaf

A lively session with local band Jigsmith and others. Bring instruments and voices, or just yourself.

Please book using the same booking link as for the walks.

This session is proving very popular and the dining area is now full to capacity. You can still attend but may have to sit in the bar area. Guarantee yourself space in the dining area by booking a meal [15% discount to festival attendees wearing the wristband issued when you register for your first walk or can be obtained on Friday morning at the Launch for everyone walking or attending the ceilidh.]
Jigsmith See note on left.

  Belton Blackoe Field view

The pictures here are taken from previous festivals and do not necessarily reflect what we can offer this year!

Canals  Bluebells Marbury