Saturday Long Walk Programme

January – June 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

5th January –Leominster to Ludlow via Eyton, Yarpole, Ashley Moor, The Gogin, High Vinnals, and Starvecrow.
We have been assured that the café at Yarpole will be open at lunchtime.
16 miles energetic.
Leaders Mick Guest and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 07.50 Return Ludlow 17.24 or 18.30

12th January – Gobowen to Chirk via Offa’s Dyke Path.   12 miles moderate
Leaders Douglas and Ian Hill will join the train at Gobowen
Depart Shrewsbury 09.25 Return Chirk 16.50 or 17.58

19th January – Caersws to Newtown via Moat Lane, Giant’s Grave, Hafod and  Mochdre.
11 miles moderate
Leaders Mark Phillips and Barbara Phillips
Depart Shrewsbury 09.31 Return Newtown 16.42

26th January – Craven Arms Circular via The Shropshire Way, Cookridge, Herford Trail,
Brandhill and View Edge.   14 miles moderate
Leaders Alan Davies and Mike Downward
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50 Return Craven Arms 16.30

2nd February – Chirk Circular  via Selattyn, Old Racecourse and Offa’s Dyke
14 miles energetic
Leaders Jane Marsh and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 08.22 Return Chirk 16.05 or 16.50

9th February – Ludlow to Cleobury Mortimer, via Shropshire Way 15 miles moderate
Leaders Mick Guest and Alan Davies
Depart Shrewsbury  08.19 Return bus from Cleobury Mortimer 16.04 for train from Ludlow 16.52

16th February- Pontesbury to  Church Stretton via Bletchcott Hills, Gatten Lodge,
Blakemore Gate and Polesgate.  15 miles strenuous
Leaders Pat Talbott and Dennis Jones
Depart: Shrewsbury Bus Station, Stand N, Bus 552- 08.35 – Return: Church Stretton train at 16.39, 16.55 or 17.08

23rd February – Machynlleth Circular via Llyn Glanmerin, Talbontdrain, Forge.  12 miles energetic
Leaders Brian Jones and Liz Cruickshanks
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.31   Return: Machynlleth 18.05

2nd March – Dyfi Junction to Machynlleth via Cwm Einion and Bronwion. 15 miles energetic   14 miles energetic
Leaders Iain Chippendale and Mark Phillips
Depart Shrewsbury  9.31 Return Machynlleth 18.05

9th March – Llangollen circular via Llansantffraid, Glyn Ceiriog and y Foel.   14 miles strenuous
Leaders Dennis Jones and Phil Sandell
Depart Shrewsbury 08.22 for Ruabon then bus to Llangollen Return bus for train from Ruabon at 16.43 or 17.52

16th March – Bucknell to Craven Arms via Bucknell Hill, Hopton Castle,
Clunbury and Hopesay Common.   12 miles moderate
Leaders Douglas Hill and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Craven Arms 16.30

23rd March – Llangynllo to Knighton via Glyndwr’s Way, Cefn Craig, Llanfair Waterdine,
Selly Cross and Offa’s Dyke.   12 miles strenuous
Leaders: Pat Talbott and Alan Davies
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.00, Return Knighton 16.21 ( Please note that we are advised that the 9am train will not be stopping at Craven Arms this Saturday, please check to confirm)

30th March – Dyfi Junction to Aberystwyth via Welsh Coast Path

15 miles     Energetic
Leaders: Julie Walters and Lorraine Parker
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.29,Return:Aberystwyth 17.30 or 18.33( or Return from Borth  15.43)

6th April – Aberystwyth to Machynlleth via Plynlymon.   15 miles strenuous
Leaders:Dennis Jones and Liz Cruickshanks
Depart:Shrewsbury 07.29, 525 Bus from Stand 3 at 10.25 from Aberystwyth to Eisteddfa Gurig, Return from Machynlleth  18.05 ( On the recce, we found this time to be very tight, 4 mins to spare)

13th April – Newtown circular via Lluest, Cefn-gwyddfod, Bwlch-y-Ffridd, Hollybush,Thimble Hall and Aberhafesp. 12 miles moderate

Leaders Mike Downward and Audrey Menhinick
Depart Shrewsbury 09.29 Return Newtown 16.42

20th April – Llanbister Road to Knighton via Pitch Hill, Monaughty, The Warren and Offa’s Dyke Path.
12 miles energetic
Leaders Brian Jones and Phil Sandell
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Knighton 16.21

Please Note & Check : The 09.00 train from Shrewsbury tomorrow is shown as not stopping at Craven Arms. 09.19 Church Stretton

09.35 Broome

27th April – Knucklas to Dolau via Cwm Jenkin, Llangynllo, Bledfa and Forest Fach.  12 miles energetic
Leaders Pat Talbott and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Dolau 15.55

4th May – Langollen to Chirk via Valle Crucis, Bryn-Hyfryd, Dinas-Bran and Offa’s Dyke Path.
13 miles energetic
Leaders Douglas and Ian Hill
Depart Shrewsbury 08.22 Return Chirk 16.05 or 16.50

11th May- NEW ROUTE – Wellington to Shifnal – a joint walk with the Ironbridge Walking Festival.
20 miles energetic
Leaders Pat Talbott and John Parnell
Depart Shrewsbury 08.18 arrive Wellington 08.32 Return Shifnal 16.46

18th May – Craven Arms to Ludlow via Norton Camp, Park Farm, Onibury and Stanton Lacy
14 miles energetic
Leaders Jane Marsh and Mike Downward
Depart Shrewsbury 08.50 Return 16.22 or 16.54

25th May – Morfa Mawddach to Barmouth via Gest Ddu, Fford DduLlynnau, Gregennen and Bridge.
12 miles energetic
Leaders Dennis Jones and Andrew Pike
Depart Shrewsbury 7.29 Return Barmouth 16,56

1st June – NEW Borth to Nant y Arian for Red Kites via Mynydd- Gorddu, Craig y Pistyll and Syfydrin.
15 miles energetic
Leaders Iain Chippendale and Alan Davies
Depart Shrewsbury 7.31 Return bus from Nant Y Arian to Aberystwyth for 1730 or 1830 train.

 8th June – Bucknell to Knighton via Laws Barn and Meeting House Lane.  14 miles strenuous
Leaders Chris Jenkins and Andrew Pike
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Knighton 16.21

15th June – Dovey  Junction to Machynlleth via Coed Cymerau, Llyfnant Valley, Talbontdrain,
Henllan-uchaf, Forge, and the golf course. 16 miles strenuous
Leaders Mick Guest and Liz Cruickshanks
Depart Shrewsbury 07.29 Return 18.05 from Machynlleth.

22nd June – Tywyn to Machynlleth via Aberdyfi and Pennal along Welsh Coast Path.
16 miles strenuous  Leaders Andrew Pike and Phil Sandell
Depart Shrewsbury 7.29 Return Machynlleth 16.08 or 18.05

29th June – Garth to Llanwrtyd Wells via Cwm y Goetre, Crychan Forrest, Tirabad and Berthddu.
12 miles energetic
Leaders Mark Phillips and Mike Downward
Depart Shrewsbury 09.00 Return Llanwrtyd Wells 20.08 with time for some fine dining in the Stonehouse at Llanwrtyd