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Welcome to the 2018 Whitchurch Walking Festival Programme




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

This, our 6th festival, has been organised by our Walkers are Welcome in Whitchurch Steering Group.

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. There will be 5 walks on Saturday involving a trip on the canal boat 'Shropshire Lady'. Also there will be a variety of interest walks ranging from WW1 to poetry and nature walks. Evening entertainment will include a film and a Folk session on Friday evening as well as a Ceilidh for everybody to have an enjoyable evening on Saturday

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

Any enquiries to 01948 663069 or 07746 687242 or

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The Whitchurch Walking Festival is grateful for the support of:
 Whitchurch Town Council, Holly Farm Nursery and Garden Centre, Old Town Hall Vaults in Whitchurch, North Salop Wheelers Community Transport and the Lyneal Trust.


Old Town Hall Vaults

Archibald Worthington Club

Holly Farm Nurseries