Saturday Long Walk Programme

 June-December 2019

 Rail Rambles Cymru accept responsibility for the planning and leadership of our programmed walks. We are a company of volunteers who walk for pleasure. All walkers take part at their own risk. This company makes no requirement of membership or payment from participants. Rail Rambles Cymru cannot accept liability for any accidental injury sustained by walkers. Please read our ‘Advice for Walkers

3rd August –  Leominster to Bromyard via the Herefordshire Trail
15 miles moderate
Leaders: Phil Sandell and Liz Cruickshanks
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.52 to arrive Leominster 08.32
Return: Bus no. 420 from Bromyard at 14.40 or 17.00 to Hereford for 15:59 or 17:58 arriving Shrewsbury  16:54 or 18:54

10th August – Chirk to Llanarmon DC via Pontfadog and Glyn Ceiriog
14 miles with 1100 metres ascent
Leaders Jane Marsh and Mike Downward
Depart Shrewsbury 08.22 Return bus from Llanarmon 16.45 to Chirk for 17.58 train to Shrewsbury

17th August – Dolau to Llangunllo via Cowlod, The Riggles and Bledfa
12 miles moderate
Leaders Mick Guest and Mark Phillips
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Llangunllo 16.06

24th August- Ironbridge to Wellington via Coalbrookdale, Little Wenlock and the Wrekin
12 miles strenuous
Leaders Brian Jones and Pat Talbot
Depart: Shrewsbury BUS station 08.50 (Bus 19 to Ironbridge), Return: Wellington

31st August – Tywyn to Aberdovey via Rhyd-yr-onnen and Mynydd y Llyn
12 miles energetic
Leaders: Liz Cruickshanks and Dennis Jones
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.29.  Return: Aberdovey 17.33

7th September – Minnie Pit/Apedale
Distance 12 miles moderate
Leaders Iain Chippendale and Phil Sandell
Depart Shrewsbury  08.52 then 09.48 bus from Crewe station to Alsager Return by bus for 17.08 or 17.20 train

14th September –Bucknell to Ludlow via Leintwardine, Downton on the Rock, Burrington and Mary Knoll House
12 miles moderate
Leaders Mark Phillips and Lorraine Parker
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Ludlow 16.56 or 17.24

21st September – Ludlow Circular via Lower Ledwych, Sutton, Stoney Lane, Bitterly Court, Angel Bank and the Shropshire Way.
This walk is one of a number of walks being organised by Shropshire walking groups to celebrate the completion of the Shropshire Way
12 miles energetic
Leaders Andrew Pike and Mike Downward
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50  Return Ludlow 16.56 or 17.24

28th September–Holywell to Mold
12 miles moderate/energetic
Leaders:Douglas Hill and Ian Hill
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.25 to Flint, Bus to Holywell(adj McDonalds), Return: Bus from Mold to Chester,Train from Chester 18.33. Book Return to Flint.

5th October– Llangunllo to Knighton via Wernygeufron Hill, Mellon-y-Grogue, Stoney Pound and the Offas Dyke Path
13.5 miles energetic
Leaders Pat Talbott and Mike Downward
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return 16.21

12th October–Welshpool Circular via Glyndwrs Way, Blacksmiths Wood Y Figrn, Hengwm and Y Golfa
12 miles strenuous
Leaders Brian Jones and Iain Chippendale
Depart Shrewsbury 09.30 Return Welshpool 16.56

19th October– Machynlleth Circular via Twllnodwydd, Tarrenhendre, Foel y Geifr and Cwm Gila
13.5 miles       Very Strenuous
Leaders: Julie Walters and Dennis Jones
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.29.  Return: Machynlleth 16.08 or 18.05

26th October– Craven Arms circular via Onny Trail, Middle Carwood, Edgeton, Kempton, Aston on Clun and Sibdon Castle
14 miles energetic
Leaders Pat Talbott and Andrew Pike
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Craven Arms 17.09

2nd November–Wrexham circular via Eclusham mountain, Rhosllanerchrugog, Erdigg and Clywedog Valley

12 miles Moderate
Leaders Douglas Hill and Ian Hill
Depart: Shrewsbury 08.25, Bus to Minera, Return:16.36

9th November– Llangollen Circular via Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis, Cae’r-Hafod, Ponderosa, Moel y Gamelin and Horseshoe Falls
14 miles energetic
Leaders: Jane Marsh and Liz Cruickshanks
Depart: Shrewsbury 08.25 for Ruabon then bus to Llangollen,  Return: Ruabon 16.43 or 17.52

16th November–Caersws Circular via Severn Way, Cwm Wood, Llyn-y-Tarw and Llanwnog
13 miles energetic
Leaders Mick Guest and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 09.30 Return Caersws 16.31

23rd November– Llanbister Road to Knighton via St Michaels Pool, Cefn Suran and Glyndwrs way
10 miles moderate
Leaders Mike Downward and Audrey Menhinick
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Knighton 16.21

30th November– Sandstone Tail viaWeaver Navigation, Catton Hall, Kingsley, Beacon Hill

12 miles Moderate
Leaders Douglas Hill and Iain Hill
Depart: Shrewsbury 08.25 to Frodsham,  Return:16.38. Book Frodsham Return

7th December–Leominster to Ludlow via Orleton and Overton
13 miles moderate
Leaders Phil Sandell and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50 Return Ludlow 16.54 or 17.24

14th December– Wrenbury to Whitcurch via The South Chesire Way, Llethr Mill and Wolvesacre Hall
11 miles moderate
Leaders Alan Davies and Mark Phillips
Depart Shrewsbury 10.18 Return Whitchurch 17.27

21st December– Hagley to Barnt Green via the North Worcestershire Path over the Clent and Lickey Hills

Leader: Father Xmas aka Mick Guest & newly appointed Elf, Bob Braddock       12 miles.

Out; 08:33 train from Shrewsbury to Smethwick Galton Bridge where change for the 09:42 to Hagley

Back; trains every 15 min from Barnt Green to Birmingham New Street, and 3 trains per hour from New Street to Shrewsbury. Shopping may also be available locally with the late opening times.


28th December– Church Stretton circular via Townbrook Valley, Bridges, Adstone, Motts Road
12 miles energetic
Leaders Chris Jenkins and Douglas Hill
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00  Return 16.55