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Chris Bagley Walk  from Moel Famau Ash Brown

If you intend to come on a walk, please register here.
Visitors welcome

Meet at Sherrymill Hill car park (unless programme below states otherwise)
[next to Jubilee Park and opposite Waterside Close, SY13 1DF]

For location of car parks click here

The link for current midweek walks is emailed to members.

PLEASE NOTE some walks below are identified as suitable for dogs,
Dogs MUST be restrained on a fixed length lead of no longer than 1.2m (4ft) at all times on walks

DateDetails of Forthcoming WalksWalk Leader(s) Details
Sun 14th April

Meet at Sherrymill at EARLIER TIME of 9.30am.  Car share to Llangollen Pavillion pay & display car park.

The walk is 8.6-miles with some undulating paths but nothing very steep. Walking poles recommended.

This very pretty walk will include the Panorama road, some of the Llangollen Heritage trail, the Clwydian way, Llantysilio Church, the Horseshoe falls and the Llangollen canal.

Dogs on a short lead are welcome but please be aware there are some stiles and sheep.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Barbara Penlington
07712 110504
Sat 27th April

Meet at Whitchurch Bus Station.

We take the 1.20pm bus to Tushingham and walk back to Whitchurch, via old
St Chad’s, Willeymoor lock and Wirswall. The walk is 5 miles.

Malcolm Monie
07746 687242

For details of all festival walks, go to our Walking Festival pages  www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk/festival.html.

Pre-booking is essential.

Sat 25th May

More details of this walk and opportunity to book will be available during April on our home page www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Sun 9th June

7-mile walk to view the wildflowers of Melverley Meadows. Led by Paul Sears.  More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be available in May on our home page www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Paul Sears

Join our Chairman, Malcolm Monie, for this gentle 4-mile wander which finishes at a pub in town. No stiles.  More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be available in May on our home page www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Malcolm Monie
07746 687242
Sat 29th June

More details of this walk and opportunity to book will be available in May on our home page www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Sun 14th July

This is an 8-mile circular walk led by Malcolm Monie around Grimpo and West Felton. 

More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be available in June on our home page www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Malcolm Monie
07746 687242
Sat 27th July

Approximately 5.5 mile walk with some steep climbs. Led by David Portch.

More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be available in June on our home page www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

David Portch
07930 138958
Sun 11th August

This walk will be led by Jean White.  More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be published in July on our homepage www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Jean White
Sat 31st August

More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be published in July on our homepage www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Sun 8th September

This 9-mile walk (approximately) will be led by Kevin Ikin.  More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be published in August on our homepage www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Kevin Ikin
07775 526227
Sat 28th September

More details about this walk and opportunity to book will be published in August on our homepage www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk.

Click here for the printable version of our Summer Walking Programme

Previous programme


Details of Previous Walks

Sat 30th Mar

Due to a waterlogged Brown Moss, the walk will be slightly amended from our original plan.  We will cross a few fields towards Broughall and head towards the Moss.  Our walk on the Moss itself will be very limited, but we will be able to stop and admire it from the lanes.  

We head to "Chef in the Woods" for some welcome refreshments; there will be some snacks available to buy, aswell as hot drinks.
The fields aren't too muddy but please bring suitable footwear!  We will also have 2 easy stiles to climb (although 1 of those has a gate to pass through).  The walk will be circa 6 miles.
You are welcome to bring your own refreshments with you, and dogs on leads are welcome.

Jan Collins
Sun 10th Mar
Overton and the River Dee

Meet 10am at Sherry Mill Hill or 10.30am at Overton-on-Dee village car park for our 7 mile walk.

From the car park, where toilets are available, we will walk through the adjacent churchyard whose ancient yews are listed amongst the Seven Wonders of Wales.

Leaving the village, we will descend to the Dee flood plain using the Maelor Way to the river. Picking up the Wat's Dyke Way, we will follow the river through fields and woods towards Overton Bridge. We will pass Erbistock Mill and Weir. Then, after crossing the main road, we will head north past Asney Park Farm the home of Woodlands Icecream. We will then rejoin the river to Argoed where there is short but steep ascent with steps to take us off the flood plain.

We will then head back to Overton-on-Dee. After walk refreshments at The White Horse in Overton (if it has reopened) or The Hanmer Arms if not.

There is only one unavoidable style and even that is dog-friendly.

Malcolm Monie
07746 687242
Sat 24th Feb

About 5 miles out of town to Black Park to Ossmere and back via Brick Kiln Farm. An old favourite but a route we haven’t done for a while.

David Portch
07930 138958
Sat 27th Jan
A Winter Jaunt: Ash, Brown Moss, Broughall

After meeting, we will drive to The White Lion in Ash for a 4-5 mile winter walk taking in Brown Moss and Broughall.

Paul Sears
Sun 14th Jan
3 Farms

Incorporating Bubney Farm, Hadley Farm and Belton Farm, this walk takes in the rolling scenery around Whitchurch.

Sue Garner
Mon 1st Jan
NewYear Bimble - Members Only

Step into 2024 with our regular New Year walk on our local footpaths, followed by a convivial drink and meal in one of our excellent hostelries.

Distance: 4-5 miles.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Baz Fewster
07977 463049
Sat 16th Dec 10.00am Christmas Walk followed by Christmas Meal at The Archie

To ring the changes we will take the 10.05 bus [511] to Prees Heath [The Raven] and walk back via Brown Moss. 4 miles, so there will be a 10.00am start from Whitchurch Bus Station (outside Tesco).

Members can also book to attend the Christmas Meal (see email).

Malcolm Monie
07746 687242
Sun 10th Dec 09.00am Chirk area

This 8-mile walk follows the canal towpath to start, then through the tunnel to Chirk. Traversing Chirk Castle grounds to pick up Offas Dyke path, later joining The Shropshire and Maelor Ways to return back to the start.
Due to daylight restrictions at this time of year, this walk will leave Sherrymill Hill car park at the earlier time of 9.00am, so the walk will commence at 10am from Chirk bank.

People should bring torches for the tunnel transit, and then if time gets tight, we will have illumination.
Kevin Ikin
07775 526227
Sat 25th Nov
Whixall Area

This is a walk of approximately 5 miles exploring the footpaths and wonders of the Whixall area.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Tony Eccleston
07972 050016
Sun 12th Nov
Meres & Woods

After meeting at Sherrymill Hill car park at 10.00, we will car share to Ellesmere then walk along the canal and around Colemere, where the autumn colours should be at their best.

We will walk through Burns Wood to Whitemere and back to the marina via fields and lanes. Easy walking, 7.5 miles, with some stiles.

Suitable clothing for muddy paths and a packed lunch needed.

Dogs welcome but they will need to be lifted over some stiles.

Jean White & Dot Bishop
Sat 28th Oct 1.30pm The 'Prees Circular'

A 5-mile circular walk with excellent views
From Sherry Mill Hill car park we will car share to the walk start point at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club.

Dogs welcome, but dog owners should note that there are some stiles on this walk
and we will have to cross the A49.

Mick Hobson
07545 465446
Sun 8th Oct
Apedale and Silverdale

8.5-mile walk visiting three former mining areas.

After meeting at Sherry Mill Hill, we will drive to Grubbers Ash car park on Blackbank Road just past Alsagers Bank.

From Apedale Country Park we will walk down to Bateswood Nature Reserve and the memorial for the Minnie Pit disaster in 1918. We then climb up to Scot Haye and enter Silverdale Country Park. Then we will return to Apedale and make our way down to the Heritage area, where it is possible to get a cup of tea in the cafe before returning to the car park.

This walk is not suitable for dogs.

Helen Lea
07562 358331
Sat 30th Sept
Bronington by Bus

Please note that this walk meets at the earlier time of 12.30pm at Whitchurch bus station (Tesco’s), to catch the 12.40pm 146 Wrexham bus to Bronington.

We will then walk the 6.5 easy miles (only one incline) back via The Moss, Fenns Bank, Blackhoe and canal, arriving in Whitchurch around 4.30pm.

Suitable for dogs.  Please bring a drink and snack. Bus tickets cost £3.10 without a bus pass.
Dot Bishop & Jean White
Thurs 21st Sept 10am Shropshire Festival of Walks - Whixall Moss* - Meet at Whixall Social Centre (not Sherrymill Hill)

A 7.5 mile moderate walk on rural lanes, footpaths and the Shropshire Way with a section across Whixall Moss and a stop at the Whixall Marina cafe on the way. Some soft ground to be expected so walking shoes/boots a must and poles recommended.

Lunch stop at the cafe but bring drinks and packed lunch if you prefer

Meet at Whixall Social Centre, Church Lane, Whixall, SY13 2NA for 10:00 start. GR SJ 517 345, What3Words: applauded.alarming.eyeful. £3 per car parking charge to be donated to the centre’s running costs. Please bring correct change
Kevin Ikin
Sun 10th Sept
Moreton Corbet

From Sherrymill Hill car park we will car share to the small car park at Lee Brockhurst Memorial.

Using a mixture of old green lanes, footpaths and quiet roads, this 8-mile walk includes an extended lunch break amidst the romantic ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle offering time to explore the ruins and the church.

This walk is deemed easy to moderate, with no facilities.

Suitable for dogs.  Packed lunch required.

Lynn Shimwell
Sat 26th Aug
Grindley Brook and Back

Starting at Sherrymill Hill car park, this 6-mile walk will head out to Grindley Brook along the canal.  Then to Llethr Mill along part of the Llwybr Maelor Way, passing Wolvesacre Hall and Bubney.

Dogs are welcome on this walk, but there are a few stiles.  Please bring a drink.
David Portch
Sun 13th Aug
Severn Way & Rea Brook Valley loop – by train*

Please note that this walk meets at Whitchurch rail station [free parking] at 10.20am to catch the 10.32am train to Shrewsbury.

This 9 mile walk will go in a counter-clockwise direction leaving Shrewsbury station just after 11am. From there we will go straight down to the river, walking upstream to the English Bridge which we will cross and then pass Shrewsbury Abbey to the old Abbey Station. We will then follow the Rea Brook Valley LNR before joining what was once the route of the Severn Valley railway line.

Lunch will be taken at about 12.30pm at the Springfield Mere Countryside Site. No morning break is planned so, if like me, you want a mid-morning drink, please have it on the train. There will then a bit of pavement walking to Emstrey where we join the Severn Way. We then follow the River Severn upstream for several miles through some quite varied country ranging from arable fields to steep-sided woodland. There are good view of Haughmond and Uffington. At Ditherington, we cross the river to the north bank and complete the walk via the Shropshire Way. Near the end, we should have time for a refreshment stop at either the Weir Café or the Dog & Pheasant in Castlefields before catching the 16.24 train back to Whitchurch.

There are no stiles and unlikely to be more than a few cattle so it should be suitable for anyone wishing to bring a dog[s].

Packed lunch required.

Malcolm Monie

Details of our mid-week walks will be sent to members and published on our Facebook page.



  1.    The meeting point for all walks is Sherrymill 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.    Where dogs are permitted on walks, they MUST be restrained on a fixed lead no longer than 1.2m (4ft) at all times.


  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 or Baz 07977 463049.