All walks are currently cancelled due to restrictions imposed by the government in order to limit the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic.
We will reinstate the programme upon advice from the government permitting our activities.
Minutes of Meetings Held in November 2019
20th November 2019
Just a few notes to let you know what is happening at the occasional meetings we hold to continue and promote our activities :
We had a meeting last month with a senior member of TfW to discuss ongoing support of Rail Passes, TfW are very supportive and are eager to develop opportunities to widen our appeal for walking by use of public transport. Mark has since been in contact with representatives of the Community Rail Partnership who are also keen to help publicise our activities. Mark has then been in contact with reps of various bodies with whom we may consider joint projects.
Dennis and Phil attended a meeting with John Mattocks, publicity person for Rail Rambles.Org. to discuss a proposed document that John was preparing to give both groups publicity with the help of TfW. The proposal is to produce a document that can be used in poster or leaflet form on display at rail stations and other locations. A further meeting is to be held with RR.Org, TfW & ourselves to agree the format of any posters and other opportunities to promote walking within our groups.
Mark produced a list of other local ramblers’ groups with whom we could organise joint walks in order to draw more groups into using public transport.
Should it be that anyone wishes to attend future meetings, please let me know and we can include you, normally these meetings are held in Shrewsbury.
Shropshire Way Main Route
The Shropshire Way Main Route is a long distance path of 200 miles. It comprises two loops centring on Shrewsbury, covering the South Shropshire Hills and the North Meres, Mosses and canals. Fifteen stages link the major towns and transport hubs so that public transport can be used to complete the route. Rail Rambles often include part of this scenic trail. For more information and latest developments follow the link to the SWA website. www.shropshireway.org.uk
The Heart of Wales Line
The Heart of Wales Line Development Co is the Community Rail Partnership for the Line: Working to promote and develop the Heart of Wales Railway Line for the benefit of local residents, businesses and visitors.
For more information go to: Heart of Wales
The Telford T50 50 Mile Trail was created to celebrate the new town’s 50th anniversary in 2018.
A new trail to showcase the many beautiful green spaces, interesting places and indistrial heritage that make Telford special.
For more information please go to Telford5050
Heart of Wales line – Bucknell
We’re fortunate to live in Bucknell station, on the Heart of Wales line. Our kids think it’s a dream house, and 6 months after we moved in, still run to the windows every time a train passes.
The station’s old ticket office was converted to a house in the 1970s, and is now an annex to the part of the house we live in. We’ve recently finished renovating it as a holiday let, and thought your members might be interested to hear more about it.
A full set of details is available here https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/32946595, if you would like any more information please give me a call on 07824 508536.