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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 CouncilPellitec

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
distance & price
Canal Boat 1:
Lyneal Wharf, Ellesmere, Sprout Wood to Welshampton
Andy Fitton

6 miles  /
7 hours

£5 (£4 for children)

We take the 08.20 Minibus to Lyneal Wharf. At 09.00 our narrowboat sets off and drops walkers off after Ellesmere tunnel.  We start walking from the canal over Sandy Lane to the mere at Ellesmere.  Afterwards, we continue with the walk via Spout Wood to Welshampton Village Hall.

We will catch the minibus back to Whitchurch.  A packed lunch and drink will be required.  Register at 08:05am.

Shropshire Lady
Full !
Hawkstone Park & Follies
Baz Fewster & Roger Whitehouse

5 miles

£9 (£5 for children)
There will be a minibus both ways with discounted admission to the Park and Follies included.

The leaders have over 25 years experience and knowledge of the Park between them so it should make for an interesting walk!    The terrain includes some steep and uneven steps. 

Packed lunch and drink required.
Full !
Canal Boat 2: Bronington & Fenn's Moss to Hampton Bank
Nigel Hart

6.5 miles / Day

£5 + bus fare (£4 for children + bus fare)
We catch the 09.43 service bus 146 to Bronnington from Tesco's (bring your bus pass if you have one!).

Once we've arrived, we walk via Fenns’ Wood, Platt Lane, Roundthorn Bridge to the disabled mooring point near the Prees Canal junction.

We board the canal boat, and are dropped off at Hampton Bank around 16.00.

We catch the minibus back to Whitchurch.

Please bring packed lunch and drink with you.
Canal Boat trip
Full !
Whittington Area
Tony and Shiela Eccleston

6.5 miles

There will be a minibus both ways.  Our walk starts from Whittington Castle, out on the B5009 via pavement, and over fields across Perrymoor.  From there across quiet lanes & fields to Llangollen Canal where we will stop for refreshment break at Pollet's Bridge.

We then continue via Hindford Lane to Fern Lees. We go across fields and the River Perry marshes back into Whittington and finish at the castle.

If time allows ,we will be able to enjoy a coffee in the castle cafe.

Dogs are allowed but must be on short fixed lead throughout the walk.

This is a fairly level walk throughout, except for a couple of uphill fields. Please bring a packed lunch and drink.
Whittington 3 places left
Three Meres   Paul Sears

6.5 miles

From Whitchurch we head out across undulating countryside. Eventually we will the spectacular views over Blakemere looking back across to Whitchurch.  From here we walk to Oss Mere where there is always plenty of wildlife.

The final section is past the Mere with No Name, and back into Whitchurch across undulating easy countryside.

Dogs are welcome on a fixed lead, but there are stiles.

There will be a 10 minute refreshment break, so bring food and drinks with you.
Oss Mere
Canal Boat 3:
Bettisfield to Whixall Marina
Malcolm Monie

5 miles / Day

£5 (£4 for children)
We take the minibus at 10.20 to the car park which sits above  Ellesmere tunnel.

At around 11.00 the narrowboat will pick us up by the entrance to the tunnel and takes us to Bettisfield.  We then walk to Cornhill Bridge, Bettisfield Moss and the Prees Branch Canal [nature reserve]  to Whixall Marina. Minibus pickup at 15.30.
Please bring a packed lunch and a drink with you.

There should be time to  stop at the marina cafe at the end of the walk.
Under lift bridge
Only 2 places left !
Afternoon Walks - please bring a drink
13.30 Whitchurch's Railway Heritage
Bill Webb

3 miles  /
3.5 hours

This circular walk within the town boundary aims to explore the railway history of Whitchurch, which was at one time a busy junction with branches to Chester and Oswestry. Much of the old railway infrastructure is no longer apparent but there are some remnants still to be seen and these will be examined. This guided walk will stop at various locations along the route and the leader will point out remaining features and with the aid of photographs show comparisons to the present day. Whitchurch Railway Station
Full !
13.40North by North East
Gerald Moss

4 miles

Explore the high ground & views northeast of Whitchurch – Wirswall & Wickstead.Whirswall
Evening Activities
19.30 to 22.30
Ceilidh with Jigsmith
at The Brownlow Centre

3.5 hours
£9 (£5 for children)
Come along to the Brownlow Centre where Jigsmith will be playing and calling the Cellidh.  Doors open at 19.00.

There will be a raffle and a delicious meat/vegetarian chilli to eat (included in the price).  A bar will be available for you to buy your drinks (stocked with real ale).

Mere with No Nmae  

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

White Lion Ash Ring and RamblePeckforton Wollerton Wetlands