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Chris Bagley Walk  from Moel Famau Higher Vessons

 If you intend to come on a walk, please register here.
* Alternative meeting points are or will be available for these walks when you register.

For location of car parks click here

The link for current midweek walks is emailed to members

mMeet at Sherry Mill Hill car park unless otherwise stated,
[next to Jubilee Park and opposite Waterside Close, SY13 1DF]

Date

Details of Forthcoming Walks

Leader(s)

Sun
10th July

10.00am

Market Drayton area*

The walk starts from near the swimming baths. We make our way up the road to Walkmill Bridge and join a path that will take us into Walkmill  Meadows.  We then follow Bottom Lane and up past Buntingsdale Hall. We leave the footpath to walk along a lane by Old Colehurst Manor. From here we cross fields to come out at the top of Sandy Lane. After crossing the A529 we walk down to Tyrley Wharf where we join the canal to walk back into Drayton.

Distance is approx.9 miles but may be a bit more.

Helen Lea
Thurs 14th July

09.30am
Churton and Eccleston*

This is a flat 11 mile walk between the villages of Churton and Eccleston taking in views of the River Dee, two Grosvenor estate villages, a motte and bailey, a Crook barn, the Church of St Mary, the graveyard of the Westminster family and an iron bridge dating from 1824.

The estimated time for the walk is around 5½ hours. There is one stile along the well defined route.

There will be a limit of 15 walkers, and if you would like to join the walk, please register via the link above.

Please bring a packed lunch and refreshments, the link below is for a map which shows the car parks Whitchurch Walkers use, just click on “Churton Village Hall".

Map for Churton Village Hall

Churton


John & Judith Gallagher
Sat 30th July 1.30pm
Brown Moss area*

A 4 – 5 mile walk taking in Brown Moss, Ash, Broughall and Edgeley
Paul Sears
Sun 14th August 10.00am
Bunbury, Spurstow and Ridley Hill*

From Bunbury we will pass close to Spurstow Hall walking next to the surrounding lake. There follows a steady, but not steep climb up to our lunch stop at the trig point on Ridley Bank. There are excellent views, extending from the Welsh hills to the Staffordshire Moorlands. On our return, we will pass near to Spurstow Saline Spa and Bunbury Mill. Just before the end, we will make a pub stop at The Dysart Arms.

7.5 miles with no steep climbs!

Malcolm Monie
Sat 27th August
1.30pm
10th Anniversary of Walkers are Welcome in Whitchurch inaugural walks

details to be confirmed
Baz Fewster
TBC
Sun 11th September 
10.00am
Ash*

A circular walk from Ash, taking in Fir Tree farm, Burleydam, and return to Ash (10 miles). Probably some cattle on route so only dogs that are docile with cattle please.

Refreshments on return to the White Lion if needed.
Andy Fitton
Sun 18th September
** Shropshire Way Walking Festival

A walk with Wem Walkers, details to be confirmed
Tony Eccleston
Tues 20th Sept

10.30am

Shropshire Way Festival, Ellesmere, Bettisfield & Whixall Moss*


Meeting point: Morris Bridge, Whixall. 49325 35407 What3words: rely.beaten.ushering

 A circular walk of approx. 7.5 miles, using parts of Shropshire way route to Ellesmere.  Heading over towards Bettisfield and returning via Whixall moss.

After the walk, retiring to Whixall marina cafe for teas/coffee if anyone wishes to partake.
Kevin Ikin
Sat 24th September
1.30pm
Walk leader and details to be confirmed

Previous programme

Date

Details of Previous Walks

Leader(s)

Sat 25th Jun

1.30pm

Erbistock*

A four mile walk using footpaths and quiet lanes in the Erbistock area. We’ll pass through a National Garden Collection, see interesting buildings, walk a beautiful section alongside the river Dee and finish with refreshments at an idyllic 17th century riverside inn.

Lynn Shimwell

Wed 22nd Jun

7.00pm

Whitchurch Walkers mid-summer walk

A Midsummer Meander

A local evening walk of 3-4 miles finishing at a local hostelry.

Malcolm Monie

 

Sun 12th June

10.00am

Wybunbury Moss Pie Walk*

The walk of approx 8 miles will start from Dagfields Antique Emporium at 10.30am.

We will be walking through a disused sand quarry and woodlands including a stroll round a National Nature Reserve, featuring a rare bog habitat known as a schwingmoor and catching a glimpse of a striking Tudor house.

Walkers can purchase home-made pies and pasties for their lunch from the Cheshire Pie farm shop before the start of the walk if they wish to do so. There will be 3 refreshment intervals which include a stop off at a country pub for refreshments and toilets.

Walkers have the option of having coffee and having a look round Dagfields at the end of the walk.

Bev Boffey

Sun 5th June

10.30am

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Walk

Details to follow, but will be a local, gentle walk, with a picnic lunch.

Peter Stockbridge

Sat 28th May

1.00pm

 

Myddle*

5 miles over farmland, bridleways and sandstone seams. This route follows sections of the Gough Walks, a series of routes celebrating a local farmer Richard Gough who documented life in Myddle in the 17c

Morgan Collinge

Fri – Sun

13th – 15th May

WHITCHURCH WALKING FESTIVAL

See website for full details

www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk

 

Sun 8th May

10.00am

Lud's Church and the Roaches area *

A circular walk of about 7 miles along the Roaches and including the spectacular chasm of Lud’s Church. Some ascents, max elevation 501m. After walk pub stop.

Malcolm Monie

Sat 30th April

1.30pm

Lee Brockhurst *

A 5 mile circular walk taking in Weston, a varied walk using quiet lanes , fields and some stiles . 

Neil Moore

Sun 100th April

10.00am

Tetchill and Whitemere *

Along part of the Llangollen canal, then through Tetchill to Whitemere and Burns wood. 8 miles, packed lunch required.

Jean White &

Dot Bishop

Tues 29th Mar

7.00pm

Annual General Meeting 

Held at the Archibald Worthington club, Whitchurch.  Meeting followed by buffet and talk by Liz Evans about her time aboard The Sea Shepherd.  Everyone welcome.

Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

 

Sat 26th Mar

1.00pm

Tushingham by bus

13.16 bus from Bus Station [White Lion Meadow].Bus to Tushingham . 5½ mile walk back via High Ash, Agden, Wolvesacre, and Danson's Bridge.

Malcolm Monie

Sun 13th Mar

10.00am

Ash

A 14 mile circular walk, taking in Ightfield Calverhall and Sandford

Andy Fitton

Sat 26th Feb

1.30pm

Marbury

A circuit of Marbury, Gaunton’s Bank and Norbury using lanes, fields and towpaths. 5 or 6 miles, mostly level ground, several stiles.

Jean White &

Dot Bishop

Sun 13th Feb

10.00

 Cound

A walk of around 8 – 9 miles, following Coundmoor Brook to hopefully enjoy the snowdrops. There are no big hills but stout footwear essential.

Lynn Shimwell

Sat 29th Jan

1.30pm

Hanmer

4.8 miles around the area, passing the “lost” mere.

Tony Eccleston

Sun 9th Jan

10.00am

Llangollen area

A 7 mile walk starting from Pengwern and ascending to our lunch stop on the top of Y Foel [522m] where we should enjoy splendid uninterrupted 360 degree views taking in Dinas Bran, Trefor Rocks, Ponderosa, Llantysilio Mountain, Vivod Mountain, Glyn Ceiriog, Foel Rhiwlas, right round to the Peckforton Hills. Our return will largely follow the North Berwyn Way. Packed lunch and suitable clothing for a January hill walk required. Walking poles could be useful in a few places. 

After-walk refreshments at The Old Mill, Llangollen.   

Malcolm Monie

Sat 1st Jan

10.00am

New Year’s Revolution

A brisk 4 -5 mile local bimble to blow away the cobwebs of Christmas. 

Afterwards, an optional vegetable casserole at the Old Town Hall Vaults.

Baz Fewster

Sat 18th Dec

10.00am

Christmas appetiser

Preprandial walk of 4-5miles via the Hinton area. Return to Archibald Worthington Club for [pre-booked] Christmas lunch

Malcolm Monie


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Details of our mid-week walks will be sent to members and published on our website and Facebook page, as they are arranged.

  

NOTES


  1.    The meeting point for all walks is Sherry Mill Hill car park, unless otherwise stated.

  2.    Saturday walks will be 5 or 6 miles, Sunday walks between 8 and 10 miles. 
         Both may be subject to change depending upon weather, walking conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

 

  3.    Offers to lead walks are welcomed; please ask about volunteering and support offered

 

  4.     All members are expected to observe the Country Code.

 

  5.    Dogs are permitted on walks but MUST be restrained on a lead at the leader’s request and ALWAYS when in fields containing livestock.

 

  6.    In all matters relating to any walk, the leader’s decision is final.

 

  7.    Junior members (14+ years) are welcome and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

  8.    Members are reminded that they are on walks entirely at their own risk.

 

  9.    On Sunday walks, bring packed lunch and – unless a pub stop is indicated – a drink.

 

 10.    Please wear suitable footwear – fields are often very muddy.

 

 11.    Please bring your car if available for all “away from home” walks. 

 

 12.    The cost of transport for “away from home” walks should be shared by members at a rate of 15 per mile per car.  Drivers can donate this to club funds if they wish.

 

 13.    Members are requested not to walk in front of the leader.

 

 14.    People with a known medical condition should be aware that group leaders may have a basic First Aid knowledge but cannot take responsibility for existing medical conditions. If a condition could manifest itself on a walk, the walker should inform the leader beforehand [verbally or in writing].

 

 

For further details, please go to www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk or our Facebook page or email us

 

Any further queries please contact Malcolm 01948 663069 / 07746 687242, Peter 07808 862286 or Baz 07977 463049.