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Friday 12th May
Saturday  13th May
Sunday 14th May

All walks must be booked in advance by Wednesday 10th May. Thanks to generous sponsorship from Whitchurch Business Group and Whitchurch Town Council we have been able to reduce the charge for most walks this year. The 3 Canal Boat Walks are £5. All the others are £2.

Please book online by clicking here

Whitchurch Business GroupWhitchurch Town Council
Registration for the start of walks is at The Archibald Worthington Club except where otherwise indicated.
The times shown are departure times. You should register in the 10-15 minutes before that.
If you are not sure where a start point is click here for a map.
Morning, but not day walks, can be combined with afternoon walks.

Status colour:
Lots of places
5 or fewer spaces
Currently full

Day walks - packed lunch and a drink required unless a pub lunch is included

Walk & Leader
distance & price
Canal Boat 1
Lyneal Wharf, Ellesmere and White Mere
Peter Stockbridge
6m £5

Back marker: Mick Hobson
Minibus to Lyneal Wharf. 09.00 start on the Shropshire Lady narrowboat to Ellesmere junction. Start walking at approx 10.30 from there along canal to bridge 63, then walk to Tetchill, then White Mere, and return to canal near Burns Wood. Walk back along the canal to Lyneal Wharf, where the minbus will collect you at 14.30 - 15.00.

Shropshire Lady
Shropshire's Lake District
Nigel Hart 9m

Back marker: Jeannie Dickens
Minibus to Colemere, walk including White Mere. Minbus back.

There are now 5 places available due to a cancencellation
5 places now!
Canal Boat 3
Tilstock to Hampton Bank
Lynn Shimwell
6m £5

Back marker: Helen Lea
10.05 service bus 511 from Whitchurch to Tilstock, walk using the Shropshire Way to join the Shropshire Lady near the junction with the Prees Branch Canal. Cruise to Hampton Bank to be collected by the minibus there at 16.00

Prees Branch Canal
Note 10.20

Canal Boat 2
Bettisfield & Whixall Mosses
Andy Fitton
4.5m £5

Back marker: Mike Reeves
New shorter route with minibus return to Whitchurch.
Minibus to car park above Ellesmere canal tunnel, to meet narrowboat at about 11.00. Cruise to Bettisfield.
  • Disembark about 12.30 from the boat at Bettisfield [having eaten lunch on the boat].
  • Walk the short length of canal to Cornfield Bridge.
  • Follow Shropshire Way to Bettisfield Moss.
  • Deviate from  the Shropshire Way to go round round Bettisfield Moss.
  • Rejoin Shropshire Way and follow it as far as Roving Bridge [Prees Branch junction].
  • Walk 500m along the canal [towards Bettisfield] to the Mammoth Tower [viewing platform] which gives great views over Fenn's & Whixall Mosses; there are interpretation panels there too.
  • Walk across the corner of Whixall Moss to Morris's Bridge car park.
  • Minibus pick-up at about 15.30 and return to Archie.
Mammoth Tower

Mammoth Tower

3 places
Morning walks - can  be combined with afternoon walks - bring  a drink [& snack]

Higher Heath 
Tony and Shiela Eccleston

Back marker:
one of the above

09.05 service bus 511 out and bus back. Walk from Higher Heath via Twemlows Farm, on to Lee Hall Farm, onwards to Hospital lane, Tilstock airfield and return to Higher Heath. Service bus back
Only 4 Stiles.

Three Meres   Paul Sears

Back marker: ?
From Whitchurch we head to Moss Farm across undulating countryside, soon after this we see the spectacular views over Blakemere back to Whitchurch, from here we walk to Ossmere where there is always plenty of wildlife. Then past the Mere with No Name and back into Whitchurch.

Oss Mere
Afternoon walks - can be combined with morning walks - bring a drink

Whitchurch's Railway Heritage
Bill Webb
3m 3.5h

Back marker:
Jan Collins

This circular walk within the town boundary aims to explore the railway history of Whitchurch, which was at one time a busy junction with branches to Chester and Oswestry. Much of the old railway infrastructure is no longer apparent but there are some remnants still to be seen and these will be examined. This guided walk will stop at various locations along the route and the leader will point out remaining features and with the aid of photographs show comparisons to the present day.
Whitchurch Station 1979

Three Counties
Malcolm Monie

Back marker:
Brian Cross
Service bus 146 @ 14.15 to Redbrook. Walk through woods near Iscoyd Park [bluebells]  to Wolvesacre, Grindley Brook [café] and Pear Tree Lane. Redbrook

Evening Activities

Ceilidh with Jigsmith
at The Brownlow Centre
£9 [£5 u18s]

A fun evening with local ceilidh band Jigsmith, food [included in price], cash bar with real ale and prize draw.

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Mere with No Nmae   Lyneal Liner

The pictures here are taken from previous festivals and do not necessarily reflect what we can offer this year!

White Lion Ash Ring and RamblePeckforton Wollerton Wetlands