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.

2024 Programme

6th January
Craven Arms Circular
via Kempton
12 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44
Leaders : Anne & Kiaran

13th January
Pontesbury to Church Stretton via Madox’s Coppice, Blakemore Gate, Near Gatten Lower, Middle & Upper Darnford and Golf Course
15 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.35 Bus 552 from Shrewsbury Bus Station, Stand N  Returns:17.34
Leaders : Mick & Tabitha

20th January
Church Stretton Circular via Townbrook,Adstone,Bridges,Motts Road
12 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.44    Returns:15.40
Leaders : John & Mike

27th January
Broome to Craven Arms via
12 miles   Strenuous
Departs:  08.56  Returns:  16.59
Leaders : Martin & Phil

3rd February
 Ludlow Circular
via  Mary Knoll House, New House, Burrington, Elton Hall, High Vinalls/Climbing Jack, Huckbarn, Overton Road.
14.5 miles   Energetic
Departs:  08.44,    Returns: 16.21
Leaders : Audrey & Sheena

10th February
Ironbridge to Wellington via Coalbrookdale,The Ropewalk,The Moors Farm,Little Wenlock,Wrekin,Golf Course
11.5 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.47 Bus 96 Stand S     Returns: 16.06
Leaders : Martin & Claudette

17th February
Ludlow Circular
via Mary Knoll House,Burrington,Castle Bridge,Bromfield
12 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.44    Returns:15.22
Leaders : Mike & Andrew

24th February
Shifnal to Ironbridge
via Monarch’s Way
12 miles   Strenuous
Departs: Replacement Bus at Rail Station 09.00 arrives 10.00  Returns:15.49
Leaders : Claudette & Mark N

2nd March
Macclesfield to Wilmslow
via Bollin Valley Way,Kerridge,Teggs Nose
15 miles   Energetic
Departs: 07.49 Book train to Wilmslow, bus to Macc.   Returns:17.47
Leaders : Iain & Dennis

9th March
Hope Valley to Church Stretton
via Drury Lane Farm,Snailbeach, Green Hill, Rattlinghope, Cardingmill Valley
12.5 miles   Strenuous
Departs: Bus Station 10.05, 553 Stand N   Returns:17.35
Leaders : Debs & Brian

16th March
Codsall Circular
via Boscobel House, White Ladies and Albrighton
16 miles  Very energetic
Departs: 08.00 Rail replacement bus arrives 09.23
Returns: 16.28
Leaders : Anne & Alan

23rd March
Chirk to Llanarmon DC

13 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.25    Returns: Bus 16.43 for train at Chirk 17.59
Leaders : Mick & Phil

30th March
Craven Arms Circular via Marches Way,Upper Westhope,Hillend Farm,Callow Hill,Lower Dinchope
12 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.44   Returns:15.31
Leaders : Alan & Mark P

6th April
Machynlleth to Tywyn
via Moel y Geifr, Tarren Ridge,Briach y Rhiw,Bryn y Castell OR a low level route depending upon weather, via Pennal, Plas Talgarth, Pant yr on, Nant Braich-y-rhiw, Rhyd-yr-onen
15 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 07.27    Returns:17.27
Leaders : Iain & Sheena

13th April
Broome Circular
via Purslow, Clunton, Bury Ditches, Kempton 
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.56    Returns:17.55
Leaders : Anne & Kiaran

20th April
Newtown Circular
via Lluest, Rhydygro,Plas Gregynog, Garth Hill
12 miles   
Departs: 09.30    Returns:16.42
Leaders : Anne & Dennis/Alan

27th April
Abergavenny Circular via Llangenny,Llanbedr,Sugar Loaf
12 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44
Returns: 16.27
Leaders : Dennis, Alan & Mark

4th May
Church Stretton Circular via Caer Caradoc,Lawley,Enchmarsh,Willstone Hill,Hope Bowdler
13 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 08.44    Returns:17.08
Leaders : Martin & Lorraine

11th May
Welshpool Circular
via Gungrog Fawr,Tirymynach,Gaer Fawr Hill
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 09.30   Returns: 16.56
Leaders : Stephen & Mark P

18th May
Gobowen to Chirk
via Brogyntyn,Offas Dyke Path
Leaders may arrive at 08.54 on train from Chirk, Shrewsbury train arrives 08.43
11 miles   Strenuous
Departs:  08.25
Returns: 16.05
Leaders : Dennis & Jane

25th May
Llandrindod Wells Circular
via Glencoe, Upper Cwmbrith, Pawl-hir, Carregwiber, Bank House 
11 miles   Strenuous
Departs:  08.56
Returns:  17.02
Leaders : Phil & Martin

1st June
Caersws Circular
via Little London, wind farm, Giant’s grave and Severn Way
13 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 09.30    Returns:16.35
Leaders : Anne & Kiaran

8th June
Bridgnorth Circular
via Bridgnorth then via Rindleford, Stableford, Chesterton, Rudge Heath, Hilton and Barnsley
14 miles   Strenuous
Departs: Bus Station 08.45 436 Stand P   Returns: Bus 436 16.51
Leaders : Pat & Anne

15th June
Barmouth to Tywyn
via Welsh Coast Path
15 miles   Strenuous
Departs: 07.27    Returns:15.27
Leaders : Iain & Dennis

22nd June
Leominster Circular
via Brierley Wood,Ivington Camp,Monkland,Cholstrey 
14 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.44
Leaders : Audrey & Martin

29th June
Llangollen to Ruabon
via Geufron, Bryn Hyfryd, Tan y Fron, Dergoed, Cae’r Hafod, Craig Moch, Ruabon Mountain, Penycae & Wynn Hall
13 miles   Energetic
Departs: 08.25 to Ruabon, T3 bus 09.18   Return:  16.36 train
Leaders : Jane & Dennis

6th July
Llanbister Road to Knighton via St Michael’s Pool, Bleddfa and Forest Wood
14 miles    Strenuous
Departs:  08.56      Returns:  17.14

Leaders: Andrew & Anne

13th July
Morfa Mawddach to Barmouth
via Penmaenpool, Cwm Mynach Isaf, Hendre-forion & Sylfaen
14 miles    Energetic
Departs:    07.27                Returns:  16.56
Leaders: Iain & Dennis

20th July
Church Stretton to Shrewsbury
via Lyth Hill
20 miles    Strenuous
Departs:  08.44              
Leaders: Martin & Lorraine

27th July
Llangunllo to Bucknell
via Glyndwr’s Way,Knighton,Holloway Rocks,Stowe Hill
15 miles    Strenuous
Departs:    08.56                 Returns:   17.46
Leaders: Anne & Kiaran

3rd August
Church Stretton Circular
via Golf Course, Manor Farm, Pole Cottage & Little Stretton
11.5 miles    Energetic
Departs:   08.44                   Returns:  15.40
Leaders: Stephen & John

10th August
Machynlleth Circular
via Glyndwr’s Way, Rhiw Goch & Forge
12 miles    Very Strenuous with steep ascents
Departs:   07.27                   Returns:  14.07 or 16.08
Leaders: Alan & Mike

17th August
Cynwyd to Llangollen
via the Berwyn Trail
14 miles    Energetic
Departs:   08.25 to Ruabon, Bus T3 09.23                  Returns:  16.20 Bus to Ruabon for 17.52 Train
Leaders: Jane & Dennis

24th August
Caersws to Newtown
via Llanwnog, Bwich-y-Fridd, Plas Gregynog & Garth Hill
13 miles    Energetic
Departs: 09.30  Returns:  16.42
Leaders: Mick & Mark P

31st August
Bridgnorth to Telford
via the Severn Way
14 miles    Energetic
Departs: Shrewsbury Bus Station 08.45  on 436 bus, Stand P to Bridgnorth Sainsbury                Returns:  16.25 train
Leaders: Claudette & Mark N

7th September
Dovey Junction to Aberystwyth
via Coast Path
17 miles   Energetic
Departs:  07.27                   Returns:  17.28
Leaders: Iain & Lorraine

14th September
Craven Arms to Ludlow
via Stokesay Castle, Cookeridge & Priors Halton
12 miles    Energetic
Departs:  08.44            Returns:  Bus 15.31
Leaders: Martin & Audrey

21st September
Cleobury Mortimer to Ludlow
via Detton Hall. Hill Houses, Cleeton St Mary, Knowbury
16 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.44 to Ludlow for 292 bus  at 09.38, Diamond bus opp Ludlow Fish Bar                    Returns:  17.17
Leaders: Alan & Andrew

28th September
Gobowen Circular
via Hengoed, Pant-Glas & Oswestry
14 miles    Strenuous
Departs:  08.25                   Returns:  16.10
Leaders: Jane & Alan

5th October
Knighton to Craven Arms
via Stowe, Gt Hagley, Clunbury & Broome
16 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.56

Returns:  17.26
Leaders: Kiaran & Anne

12th October
Knucklas to Knighton
via Knucklas Castle, Wernygeufron Hill, LLangunllo and Glyndwr’s Way
13 miles    Strenuous
Departs: 08.56                   Returns:  17.40
Leaders: Lorraine & John

19th October
Knighton Circular
via Offas Dyke Path,Knucklas,Bailey Hill,Little Cwm Gilla
11 miles   Moderate
Departs: 08.56                    Returns:  17.40
Leaders: Anne & Kiaran

26th October
Craven Arms to Church Stretton
via Long Mynd
14 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.44                     Returns:  17.08
Leaders: Alan & Dennis

2nd November
Wellington Circular
via Round the Wrekin
12 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.30                    Returns:  15.07
Leaders: Mark N & Claudette

9th November
Welshpool Circular
via Glyndwr’s Way,Blacksmiths Wood y Figrn, Hengwm & Y Golfa
12 miles    Energetic
Departs:  09.30                   Returns:  16.56
Leaders: Mark P & Brian

16th November
Leominster Circular
via Humber, Risbury & Stoke Prior
10 miles    Energetic 
Departs:  08.44                   Returns:  16.10
Leaders: Phil & Audrey

23rd November
Church Stretton Circular
via Betchcott Hills, Ratlighope & Motts Road
12 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.44                     Returns:  15.40
Leaders: Stephen & Martin

30th November
Bucknell to Craven Arms via Clungunford and Brandhill Gutter
14 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.56                     Returns:   16.59
Leaders: Anne & Kiaran

7th December
Gobowen to Chirk via Offas Dyke Path
12 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.25                     Returns:  16.05
Leaders: Jane & Dennis

14th December
Christmas Meal Walk
Church Stretton Circular
via Jonathon’s Hollow, Bridges, Adston & Minton Hill
13 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.44               Returns: 15.28
Leaders: Pat & Mike

21st December
Ludlow Circular
via Half Way House, Golf Course, Bromfield Park & Oakley Park
8 miles    Energetic
Departs:  08.44                    Returns:  14.50
Leaders: Gillian & Phil

28th December
Whitchurch Circular
via Whitchurch Wheel Walk
12 miles    Energetic
Departs: 08.46   Returns: 15.42
Leaders: Dennis & Jean

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