Weekday Walks

16th January – Church Stretton to The Stiperstones via Cwm Dale, Jinlye, Cattle Grid,
The Betchcott Hills, Leasows Bank Farm, Gatten Lodge, and Shepherds Rock.
12 miles with 2,500 feet of ascent
Leader Mick Guest
Depart Train from Shrewsbury 07:44  to Church Stretton.  Return 16:55 bus from Stiperstones
arriving Shrewsbury 17:35.   The walk will be followed by a winter celebration meal.
You will need to pre order off the menu on their web site http://www.stiperstonesinn.co.uk/menu/menu/-menu.html and
let Mick Guest know your choice.

23rd January – Chirk Circular via Selattyn, Race Course, Offas Dyke Path
Leaders Jane Marsh and Chris Jenkins
Depart Shrewsbury 08:25 Arrive Chirk 08:48 Return Chirk 16:04 or 16:51.

30th January – Church Stretton Circular via Hope Bowdler Hill Caer Caradoc, All Stretton, Plush Hill, Pole Bank, and Little Stretton.

Distance : 16 miles             Recce walk
Leader Mick Guest

Depart Shrewsbury 07.44,  Return Church Stretton 17.09

6th February – Llangynllo Station to Knighton via Wernygeufron Hill, Lloyney, and NOT Offas Dyke Path
Leader: Mick Guest             Distance:12miles               Grade: Recce
Depart: 10:09 train to Llangynllo, Return: 17.37 train from Knighton

13th February – Chirk to Llanarmon DC via Craignant, and Pen-y-Gwely
Leader: Mick Guest             Distance:14 miles               Grade: Recce
Depart: 08:25 train from Shrewsbury, Return: Bus from Llanarmon D.C. 16:43, arriving Chirk 17:09, then 18:03 Train from Chirk.

20th February – Craven Arms to Ludlow via Stokesay, Ferney Hall, Cookeridge, Bromfield and Lady Halton
Leader: Chris Jenkins           Distance:14 miles               Grade: Recce
Depart: 09.14 train to Craven Arms, Return: 16.52 from Ludlow

27th February – Penkridge to Lichfield over Cannock Chase via the Staffordshire Way, and the Heart of England Way
Leader: Mick Guest             Distance:19  miles               Grade: Recce
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.33 to Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton 08.20 to Penkridge. Return : Lichfield to Birmingham New Street every 15 mins, BNS to Shrewsbury every 30 mins.

Lunch time should be at cafe on The Chase, after walk catch the train or join Mick at local ‘spoons for dinner.

6th March – Shobdon to Bucknall via Herefordshire Way
Leader: Mick Guest             Distance:15  miles               Grade: Recce
Depart: Shrewsbury 07.44 to Leominster, Leominster Bus Station, Stand 2, 09.05. Return : Bucknall 17.43

13th March Minsterly to Church Stretton via the Stiperstones and Wetton,
Leader:  Mick Guest          Distance:  17 miles        Grade:   Recce with “a fair bit of up and down”
Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 552 to Minsterly at 08:50 from stand N
Return Church Stretton 17:09 or 17:36

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26th and 27th March – 2 Day walk Tregaron to Cynghordy via Tyncornel
First day: the walk from Tregaron to Tyncornel is about 12 miles with 1,800 feet of ascent.
Second day: the walk from Tyncornel to Cynghordy is about 13 miles and 2,300 feet of ascent.
Leader Mick Guest
Depart Shrewsbury 07:27 train arriving Aberystwyth 09:20; then Lloyds Coaches Bus 585 from stand 7 Aberystwyth Bus Station at 09:35
Return16:03 train from Cynghordy arriving Shrewsbury 18:28.
It will be necessary to carry some food, and Mick G will divide up this up for individual rucksacks. Let Mick know if you are vegetarian.
The cost for the trip will be £20:00. This includes an evening meal, porridge and toast for breakfast and tea and coffee.
Please make cheques payable to Railrambles Cymru CIC and send them to Mick Guest, 3 Cosford Court, Perton, Wolverhampton, WV6 7LN.
Or make a bank transfer to Sort code 090129   Account number 33056546  making it clear the transfer is for this trip,
In either case, please send Mick an e-mail telling him what you have done or if in doubt ring him up.

3rd April – Knucklas to Dolau via Cwm Jenkin, Llangynllo, Bledfa and Forest Fach
Leaders: Chris Jenkins & Pat Talbott         Distance:  12 miles        Grade:   Recce Energetic
Depart: Shrewsbury 10.09,  Return: Dolau 17:11

10th April – Dolau to Llandrindod via the Pales, Pen y Bont, Shakey Bridge using part of Heart of Wales Trail
Leaders: Chris Jenkins        Distance:  11 miles        Grade:   Recce Energetic
Depart: Shrewsbury 10.09,  Return: Llandrindod 16.59

24th April – Bala to Arenig Fawr and return to Bala
Leaders: Mick Guest        Distance:  16 miles  3000ft Ascent    Grade:   Recce
Depart: Shrewsbury 08.25 to Ruabon, T3 Bus 09.18 to Bala;  Return: T3 Bus to Ruabon 18.10 or 20.10, Train to Shrewsbury 19.40 or 21.44

This is a completely new walk, should the earlier Bus be missed then food is available at Bala.

1st May- Craven Arms to Ludlow via Norton Camp, Park Farm, Onibury and Stanton Lacy
Leaders: Jane Marsh & Dennis Jones    Distance:  14 miles     Grade:   Recce
Depart: Shrewsbury 09.14;  Return: 16.17 / 16.52 or 17.18

8th May – Ironbridge Festival Gorge-ous Landscapes Walk
Leader : Pat Talbott       Distance:  16 miles        Grade: Energetic

The walk (IGWF Walk 28) visit 10 of the best viewpoints of and from the Gorge, with plenty of ‘ups and downs’.

Though not strictly a Rail Ramble, this walk, starting from the Iron Bridge Toll House at 0830, can be easily accessed by bus or by using personal transport.

To join the walk email tic@ironbridge.org.uk or ring 01952 433424