Saturday Long Walk Programme

 Dec 2019- June 2020

 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


14th December– Whitchurch to Wrenbury via The South Cheshire Way, Llethr Mill and Wolvesacre Hall
11 miles moderate
Leaders: Alan Davies and Mark Phillips
Depart Shrewsbury: 08.52,  Return: Wrenbury 15.35 or 17.35

21st December– Pulverbatch to Church Stretton via The Beeches, Shropshire Way, The Port Way, Bridges, Priory Cottage, and Carding Mill Valley
12 miles moderate
Leaders Father Xmas aka Mick Guest & newly appointed Elf, Bob Braddock
Depart: 10.05 Bus from Stand L, 546   Return: 17.10 from CS

 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

4th January – Wem to Whitchurch via Grindley Brook
13 miles moderate
Depart Shrewsbury 07.57 Return Whitchurch 16.27
Leaders Douglas Hill and Ian Hill

11th January – Welshpool circular via Powis Castle, Pen-y-bryn, Castle C, Henryd, Ashton and Penllwyn.
14 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.31 Return Welshpool 16.56
Leaders Mark Phillips and Alan Davies

18th January – Knighton circular via Llanshay, Stanage Park, Weston, Ragged Kingdom and Coed Detton
10 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Knighton 16.21
Leaders Dennis Jones and Chris Jenkins

25th January – NEW Craven Arms to Bucknell via Hopesay Hill, Taymoor, Barlow Home Farm, Beeches Hollow, Clunbury, Purslow New Bridge, Llan Bridge, and Mynd Farm.
14 miles moderate
Depart 08.50 train from Shrewsbury to Craven Arms Return16.27 train from Bucknell. Return time is in daylight but walkers are advised to carry headtorches for security.
Leaders Mick Guest and Liz Cruickshanks

1st February – Codsall circular via Staffordshire Way, Brewood, The Lights, Hawkshutts and Chillington Hall
13 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 08.41 Return Codsall 16.16
Leaders Douglas Hill and Chris Jenkins

8th February – Ludlow circular via Titterstone Clee
13 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50 Return Ludlow 16.54
Leaders Phil Sandell and Dennis Jones

15th February – Machynlleth Circular via Parc common, Glanmeryn, Briyn Coch Bach and Rhiwlwyfen
12 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.31 Return Machynlleth 16.08
Leaders Andrew Pike and Alan Davies

22nd February – Gobowen circular via Oswestry, Trefonen, ODP and Brogyntyn
14 miles moderate
Depart Shrewsbury 08.25 Return Gobowen 16.55
Leaders Mark Phillips and Barbara Phillips

29th February – Hopton Heath to Ludlow via Lientwardine and Fidler’s Elbow
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Ludlow 16.54
Leaders Pat Talbott and Chris Jenkins

7th March – Leominster to Ludlow via Eyton, Yarpole, Welshmans Lane, Ashley Moor Farm, High Vinnalls, and Starve Crow.
17.5 miles. Hopefully tea and cake at Yarpole.
Depart Shrewsbury 07.44  Return16.52 from Ludlow Station.
Leaders Mick Guest and Iain Chippendale

14th March – Llangollen circular via Horseshoe Falls, Valle Crucis, Eglwyseg Mountain and Dinas Bran.
13 miles strenuous
Depart Shrewsbury for Ruabon 08.25 then bus to Llangollen Return Ruabon 16.43
Leaders Douglas Hill and Ian Hill

Consecutive walks along four sections of the Heart of Wales line trail, starting from Craven Arms, will take place from 25th March to 11th April.

21st March – Stage I – Craven Arms to Hopton Heath
16.5 km energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Hopton Heath 16.31
Leader Liz Cruickshanks

28th March – Stage II – Hopton Heath to Knighton
23 km energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Knighton 16.21
Leader Pat Talbott

4th April – Stage III – Knighton to Llangynllo
18 km vigorous
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Llangynllo 16.06
Leader Phil Sandell

11th April – Stage IV – Llangynllo to Pen-y-Bont
xx km energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Pen-y-Bont 15.50
Leader Brian Jones

Further information on the HoW line trail can be found on the website.

18th April – Abergavenny circular via Skirrid, Sugarloaf, Ysgryd Fawr and Ysgyryd Fach,
28.4km/17.6 miles. Total ascent 1364m – Strenuous.
Depart Shrewsbury 08:50. Return Abergavenny 17.34 (but possibly 18.02 or 18.35)
Leaders Mark Phillips and Lorraine Parker

25th April – Llangollen Circular via Offas Dyke Path, Dinas Bran, Bryn-hyfryd and Valle Crucis
13 miles strenuous
Depart Shrewsbury 08.25 for Ruabon then bus to Llangollen Return Ruabon 16.43 or 17.52
Leaders Jane Marsh and Liz Cruickshanks

2nd May – Fairbourne to Barmouth via Gest Ddu, Llynnau Gregennen, Pared-y-Cefn-Hir and Arthog
12 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 07.29 Return Barmouth 16.56
Leaders Mike Downward and Chris Jenkins

9th May – Newtown (Llanbadarn Fynydd) to Caersws via David Well, Carn Fach, and Wind Farm
16 miles strenuous
Depart 07:27 train from Shrewsbury to Newtown arriving 08:02, then T4 bus at 08:36 to Llanbadarn Fynydd arriving 09:02 Return 18:30 train from Caersws, or 19:32.
Leaders Mick Guest and Dennis Jones

16th May – NEW Dyfi Junction to Borth avoiding the coast path via Cwm Clettwr and Tal y Bont
14 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 9.31 Return Borth 17.43
Leaders Iain Chippendale and Alan Davies

23rd May – Prestatyn circular via old Dyserth railway line, Cwm and ODP
some miles
Depart Shrewsbury 08.25 Return Prestatyn 16.47
Leaders Brian Jones and Julie Walters

30th May- Towyn to Aberdovey
11/12 miles relaxed
Depart Shrewsbury 07.30 Return Aberdovey
Leaders Mike Downward and Audrey Menhinick

6th June –Craven Arms to Ludlow
xx miles (Janes route)
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50 Return 16.54
Leaders Jane Marsh and Andrew Pike

13th June – Knighton to Craven Arms
14 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return 16.42
Leaders Pat Talbott and Mike Downward

20th June – DJ Will Supply
A long way
Depart Shrewsbury Return
Leaders Dennis Jones and Jean Bancroft

27th June – Ruthin circular via Moel Gyw, Moel Llanfair, Gelli Gynan and Graig Fechan
14 miles strenuous
Depart Shrewsbury 08.25 bus from Wrexham to Ruthin Return Wrexham 17.45
Leaders Phil Sandell and Chris Jenkins