Saturday Long Walk Programme


Whilst we have reintroduced our Walk Programme, a programme of walks observing social distancing and other advisory guidelines, see Advice to Walkers, there are still changes which may affect the continuing programmes. Please check the website before the walk to ensure that no last minute changes have been necessary. Times of Departure and Return are train times from and to  Shrewsbury Rail Station, walks start 5 minutes after arrival at destination station.

2023 Programme

7th January
Chirk Circular
via Canal, Wern, Selattyn, Offas Dyke Path, Chirk Castle
12 miles   Energetic
Departs: No trains, so car or bus, get a lift and save cost if possible, walk to start at 09.00 ish, please confirm if you are coming so we can await any late arrivals.
Returns:16.00 ish
Leaders : Mick & Alan

14th January
Knighton Circular
via Llanwen Hill, Haw Hill, Pilleth, Black Hill, Rhos Hill, Rhos-y-Mierch
13.5 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.55   Returns:17.40
Leaders : Lesley & John

21st January
Craven Arms Circular
12 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.44    Returns:16.59
Leaders : Sheena & Alan

28th January
Ludlow Circular
via Mary Knoll House, Burrington, Castle Bridge, Bromfield
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44    Returns:16.51
Leaders : Martin & Phil

4th February
Llan Turn to Minsterley
via Corndon Hill, Mitchels Fold, Bromlow Callow
12 miles   Energetic
Departs: Shrewsbury Bus Station; Bus 553 Stand N 08.00,    Returns: Bus 553 @ 16.17
Leaders : Mike & Mark

11th February
Wellington Circular
via Little Wenlock, Wrekin
11 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.30    Returns:17.07
Leaders : Alan & Claudette

18th February
Leominster Circular
via Eaton Hill, Hennor, Docklow, Humber, Stoke Prior
13 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.44    Returns:16.40
Leaders : Martin & Phil

25th February
Welshpool Circular
via Glyndwrs Way, Blacksmiths Wood, Y Figyn, Hengwm, Y Golfa
12 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 09.30    Returns:16.56
Leaders : Alan & Julie

4th March
Cilmeri to Llandrindod
via Wye Valley Walk,Newbridge on Wye, Diserth
11 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.55   Returns:17.02
Leaders : CJ & Dennis

11th March
Church Stretton Circular
via Wilstone Hill, Enchmarsh, Causeway Wood, Lawley, Wilderness
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44    Returns:17.08
Leaders : Alan & Andrew

18th March
Llangollen Circular
via Horseshoe Falls, Valle Crucis, Eglwyseg Mountain, Dinas Bran
13.5 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.25 to Ruabon, then T3 Bus to LLangollen @ 09.18 from bus stop at bottom of station access road;
Returns: 17.12 Bus for 17.52 Train from Ruabon
Leaders : Mick & CJ

25th March
Craven Arms
circular via hills and allsorts
13 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.55    Returns:17.14
Leaders : Anne & Phil

1st April
Gobowen to Chirk
via Oswestry, Offas Dyke Path
14 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.25    Returns:16.42
Leaders : Pat & Jane

8th April
Hopton Heath to Knighton
via Hopton Titterhill, Great Hagley, Caer Caradoc, Coed Dutton
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.55    Returns:17.40
Leaders : Brian & Mick

15th April
Borth Circular
via Llandre, Mynydd Gorddu, Leri Valley, Talybont
15 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 07.29    Returns:17.42
Leaders : Iain & Dennis

22nd April
Craven Arms Circular
via View Edge, Brandhill, Hyfryd Trail, Cookridge, Onibury, Norton Camp
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44    Returns:16.59
Leaders : Mark & Jane

29th April
Chirk to Llangollen via Ceiriog Valley, Pontfadog, Y Foel, Wilderness
15 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.25 to Chirk
Returns: 17.12 Bus for 17.52 Train from Ruabon
Leaders : Jane & Martin

6th May
Abergavenny Circular via Blorenge, the Punchbowl, then Keepers Pond and Gilwern Hill. Returning on canal to LLanfoist
13 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44    Returns:17.31
Leaders : John & Lesley

13th May
Cynwyd to Llangollen 

13 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.25 then T3 bus 09.18   Returns: T3 bus 17.12 for Train 17.52
Leaders : Alan & Dennis

20th May
Pontesbury to Church Stretton
via Near Gratton, Ratlinghope, Betchcott Hills, Plush Hill, All Stretton
13.5 miles   Strenuous
Departs: Shrewsbury Bus Station, no: 552, Stand N, 08.35
Returns: 17.08 Train to Shrewsbury
Leaders : Phil & Andrew

27th May
Kinder Scout
via Hayfield
12 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.46 Train to Stockport, Bus from Stockport Bus Station, no: 358, 10.36 to Hayfield
Returns:Bus 358 to Stockport 17.40, Train 18.40
Leaders : Iain & Dennis

3rd June
Broome to Craven Arms
via Beambridge, Hill End, Oaker Wood, Burrow Camp, Kempton, Hopesay, Stokesay
In the event of any train disruption affecting the HoW line there will be a Craven Arms circular walk, this may not be known until the morning of the walk.
14.5 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.55    Returns:16.59
Leaders : Anne & Brian

10th June
Morfa Mawdach to Barmouth
via Penmaenpool, Cwm Mynach Isaf, Hendre Forion, Sylfaen
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 07.27   Returns:16.56
Leaders : Phil & Mike

17th June
Newtown Circular
via Kerry, Kerry Ridgeway, Black Gate, Dolfor, Upper Brimon
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 09.30    Returns:16.42
Leaders : Mark & Phil

24th June
Cleobury Mortimer to Ludlow
via Hopton Wafers, Hoptonbank, Clee Hill & Titterstone Clee
15 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 07.49 Train to Ludlow,  Bus 292 08.35 by Co-op Upper Goalford to CM
Returns:Ludlow 17.17
Leaders : John & Martin

1st July
Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth

11.5 miles   Energetic
Departs: 07.27   Returns:17.28
Leaders : Alan & Dennis

8th July
Bucknell to Knighton via Brampton Bryan, Norton, Meeting House Lane, Law’s Barn
13.5 miles    Energetic
Departs:  08.56                  Returns:  17.40

Leaders: Andrew & Anne

15th July
Much Wenlock to Church Stretton via
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire Way, Jack Mytton Way
15 miles    Energetic
Departs:    436 Bus Stand R  08.45                 Returns:  17.08
Leaders: Lorraine & Phil

22nd July
This walk is now cancelled due to train problems
Coedpoeth to Llangollen via
Clywedog Trail, Clwydian Way (Bus from Wrexham to Coedpoeth £4 inc return from Llangollen bus)
12 miles    Strenuous
Departs:    to Wrexham Central                Returns:  Ruabon
Leaders: Dennis & Alan

29th July
Welshpool Circular via
Frochas, Trefnant, and Castle Caereinion
12 miles    Energetic
Departs:    09.30                 Returns:   16.55
Leaders: Brian & Phil

5th August
Church Stretton Circular via
Caer Caradoc, Penkridge Hall, Leebotwood, Picklescott, Betchcott Hills, Carding Mill
14.5 miles    Energetic
Departs:   08.44                   Returns:  15.41
Leaders: Stephen & Martin

12th August
Morfa Mawddach to Fairbourne via via Arthog, Cregennan, Cambrian Way, Craig-y-llyn, CyfanneddFawr

10 miles    Energetic
Departs:   07.27                   Returns:  17.04
Leaders: Iain & Phil

19th August
Bridgenorth to Codsall via
High Rock, Rindleford, Wyken, Worfield, Chesterton, Rudge, Great Moor, Wrottersley
16.5 miles    Energetic
Departs:   436 Bus 08.45                   Returns:  17.23
Leaders: Alan & Mick

26th August
Llangollen Circular via
Valle Crucis, Ty Newydd, Eglwseg Mountain, Geurfon
14 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.25, then T3 09.18  Returns:  T3/5 Bus 17.13 to Ruabon for 17.51 train
Leaders: Brian & Jane & Dennis

2nd September
A Knighton Circular Walk will be put in place should there be any Rail Disruption on the day.
Llanbister Road to Knighton via
Stage 3 HoW line
14 miles    Energetic
Departs:    08.55                  Returns:  17.40
Leaders: Anne & Kiaran

9th September
Shifnal Circular via
Grindle, Badger Dingle, Snowdon, Ryton
17 miles   Energetic
Departs:  08.40                    Returns:  16.36
Leaders: Phil & John

10th September – Sunday
Memorial Walk for Chris, CJ
Chirk Circular via Bronygarth, Offa’s Dyke Path, Craignant, Fronheulog and Quinta
8 miles   Moderate
Departs:  10.16 Walk starts 10.45      Returns:  16.05
Leaders: Oswestry Ramblers

16th September
Craven Arms Circular via
Marches Way, Upper Westhope, Hillend Farm, Callow Hill, Lower Dinchope
12 miles    Energetic
Departs:  08.25  Replacement Bus ( to arrive same time as original train journey approx)                 Returns:  Bus 15.20 or 16.20
Leaders: Anne & Dennis

20th September
Shropshire Way Festival Walk
Please see Weekday Walk Section for details

23rd September
Bucknell to Craven Arms via
Leintwardine, Shelderton Hill, Brandhill, Clapping Wicket
11 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.56                     Returns:  17.00
Leaders: John & Lesley

30th September
Welshpool Circular via
Hope,Offas Dyke path,Beacon Ring,Walton Hill,Fir House,Church House,Offas Dyke path, The White House.
12 miles    Strenuous
Departs:  09.30                    Returns:  16.56
Leaders: Martin & Dennis

7th October
Bridgenorth Circular via
Queen’s Parlour & Stanmore Country Park, Dudmaston NT, River Bank
13 miles    Energetic
Departs: 436Bus @08.45, arrives 09.45                   Returns:  436 Bus 15.45
Leaders: Pat & Mike

14th October
Pulverbatch to Church Stretton
14 miles    Strenuous
Departs: Bus 10.05                     Returns:  17.35
Leaders: Lorraine & Stephen

21st October
Ludlow Circular via
Ashford Carbonel, Caynham, Snitton, Gallows Bank
11 miles   Moderate
Departs: 08.44                     Returns:  16.21
Leaders: Sheena & Phil

28th October
Machynlleth Circular via Mynydd Bach, Bwlch y Groesen, Cefn Modfedd
13 miles    Energetic
Departs: 07.27                     Returns:  16.08
Leaders: Mick & Dennis

4th November
Church Stretton Circular via Motts Road, Wild Moor, Ratlinghope, Betchcott Hill, Portway, Golf Course
11 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.44                     Returns:  15.41
Leaders: Martin & Dennis

11th November
Newtown Circular via Abermule, Dolforwyn Castle
12 miles    Energetic
Departs:  09.30                   Returns:  16.42
Leaders: Dennis & Alan

18th November
Bucknell to Craven Arms via Anne’s Walk

12 miles    Energetic
Departs:  08.56                    Returns:  17.00
Leaders: John & Anne

25th November
Craven Arms to Church Stretton via
Berrymill Wood, Wolverton, Henley, Acton Scott, Ragleth Hill
13 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.44                     Returns:  17.08
Leaders: Sheena & Andrew

2nd December
Chirk Circular via
Caeaugwynion, Offas Dyke Path, Pen-y-Craig, Croes yr Esgob, Llangollen canal
14 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.25                     Returns:   16.42
Leaders: Jane & Iain

9th December
Ironbridge Circular
13 miles    Energetic
Departs: 96 Bus 08.50                     Returns:  96 Bus 16.52
Leaders: Alan & Claudette

16th December
Christmas Dinner Walk
Codsall Circular via
Great Moor, Norton Hill, Kingswood, Oaken
8 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.40                      Returns:  15.23
Leaders: Kiaran & Pat

23rd December
Craven Arms Circular via
Aston on Clun, Hopesay Hill, Onny Trail
10 miles    Energetic
Departs:  08.44                    Returns:  15.31
Leaders: Mick & Martin

30th December
Shrewsbury Circular via
Rea Brook, Meole Brace
7 miles    Energetic
Departs:   —                   Returns:  —
Leaders: Mike & Phil

Railrambles 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