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Welcome to the 2017 Whitchurch Walking Festival Programme


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It continues to build upon the Walkers are Welcome status. This prestigious accolade was awarded to Whitchurch in 2012.

This, our 5th festival, has been organised by our Walkers are Welcome in Whitchurch Steering Group which includes representatives of Whitchurch Walkers, Shropshire Council and Whitchurch Chamber of Commerce

The town of Mediolanum (meaning "The place in the mid plain") was established in about 70AD by the Romans on the site of modern day Whitchurch. Built on a low hill, Whitchurch provided a perfect location on a major Roman route, half way between Chester (Deva) and Wroxeter (Viroconium). This is still true for today's walkers. The Shropshire Way now runs through the town where it joins the Sandstone Trail through the Whitchurch Waterway Country Park and along the Llangollen Canal to Whitchurch. The routes intersect with the Maelor Way, Marches Way and the South Cheshire Way. From Whitchurch there is a good range of walking opportunities with canal walks or walks around the internationally important Meres and Mosses for those who like it flat. For those who prefer hill walks there is the nearby Bickerton or Peckforton Hills, to the north, or Grinshill and Haughmond Hill to the south.

We will be providing 3 days of walking opportunities and activities that will provide you with the opportunity to explore Whitchurch and the surrounding countryside. We are also holding a Ceilidh for everybody have an enjoyable evening on Saturday

Please select from above to find what activities are available on each day.

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Any enquiries to 01948 663069 or 07746 687242 or
Booking forms to Whitchurch Walking Festival, Tourist Information Centre, High Street, Whitchurch SY13 1AX

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The Whitchurch Walking Festival is grateful for the support of:
 Shropshire Council, Whitchurch Town Council, The Black Bear, Old Town Hall Vaults in Whitchurch, and North Salop Wheelers Community Transport.

Old Town Hall Vaults


Archibald Worthington Club



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