Saturday Long Walk Programme

 January – 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

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 Bucknell  to Craven Arms via Bucknell Hill, Hopton Castle, Llan Top, Clunbury,rlow Home Farm, Tadymoor, and Hopsay Hill
15 miles moderate, 5600ft ascent
Depart: 09.00, Return 18.30. Return time is not in daylight, 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
16.5 miles energetic
Depart: Shrewsbury 08.41, Return: Codsall 16.58
Leaders: Mick Guest and Chris Jenkins

8th February – Machynlleth Circular via Parc Common, Glanmeryn, Briyn Coch Bach and Rhiwlwyfen
12 miles     strenuous
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.31, Return: Machynlleth 16.08
Leaders: Andrew Pike and Alan Davies

15th February – Ludlow circular via Titterstone Clee
13 miles energetic
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50 Return Ludlow 16.54
Leaders Phil Sandell and Dennis Jones

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 – Mortimers Cross (Leominster) to Ludlow via Lucton, Croft Ambrey, Cock Gate, Yarpole, Ashley Moor, High Vinnalls, and Starvecrow.
15.5 miles. 2400ft ascent.        Hopefully tea and cake at Yarpole.
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.54, 496 Bus Leominster Bus Station, Stand 2 @ 09.05,  Return: 17.24 from Ludlow.
Leaders Mick Guest and Phil Sandell

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 Bucknell
12 miles energetic
Depart: Shrewsbury 08.50,Return: Bucknell 16.27
Leaders: Liz Cruickshanks and Anne Williams

28th March – Stage II – Hopton Heath to Knighton
13 miles energetic
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.00, Return: Knighton 16.19
Leaders: Pat Talbott and Anne Williams

4th April – Stage III – Llanbister Road to Knighton
12 miles vigorous
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.00, Return: Knighton 16.19
Leader:Phil Sandell and Anne Williams

11th April – Stage IV – Llanbister Road to Pen-y-Bont
11 miles energetic
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.00, Return: Pen-y-Bont 15.56
Leaders: Brian Jones and Anne Williams

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,
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 – 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

2nd May – 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

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