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FRIDAY 11th

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Registration, start and finish for ALL walks will be at the Archibald Worthington Club, Castle Hill, Whitchurh,SY13 1BQ  [see map on Festival Home page]. Please register between 10 and 30 minutes before the advertised start time. 

Dist time

£ U16s free except where shown

Launch

08.45

Launch

Archibald

Our sixth walking festival will be launched by Sam Phillips, Chair of the national Walkers are Welcome Towns Network.

All welcome whether or not you are walking on Friday morning.

Festival wristbands will be available so that walkers can take advantage of local traders' special offers.

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free


Full Day

09.05

Rail Ramble

train

Train to Wem, walk back to Whitchurch via Shropshire Way  and the Llangollen Canal - Current train time 09.37 Fare £5.10 or £3.35 with rail card. Packed lunch and drink required. Leader: Liz Evans.

10m

6h

£3 plus fare

09.45

Nature Reserve Quartet

Melverley Meadows

We will visit 4 nature reserves south of Whitchurch: Prees Heath [Butterfly Conservation], Prees Heath Common East and Melverley Meadows [both Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Brown Moss [Shropshire Council]

Service bus [currently No 511 @ 10.07] to Prees Heath and walk back via the reserves. Packed lunch and drink required. Leader: Malcolm Monie of Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

9m

6h

£3.00 + fare
/pass


Morning

09.00

FULL

Whitewell & the Three Counties

Church

 A delightful walk through the corners of Cheshire, Wrexham Borough and Shropshire calling at Whitewell Church; optional pub lunch at the Horse and Jockey, Grindley Brook;

Service bus 41 @ 09.20 to Grindley Brook, return by buses at 12.44 [without lunch] or 14.44 after lunch]/ or walk back along canal. Leaders: Jenny & John Wilson of Whitchurch and District U3A Walking Group.

5m

4/6 hours

£2.00 +fare /pass

09.15

Poetry Walk

Green End

Walk using urban footpaths taking in points of interest in Whitchurch. As we walk, we will put in the groundwork for a poem about Whitchurch. Lunch at a local café to put the final touches to the work. Leader: Baz Fewster.

3-4m

3h

£2.00


Afternoon

14.00

Stockton Strider

Following the Stockton Walk to Danson's Wood, along the canal to Blackoe Cottages and return via Belton. Leader: Tony Eccleston

5m 2½h

£2.00

14.15

Railway Heritage 1

FULL Reserve list only

A walk exploring the railway heritage of what was once a busy junction station which was once a major employer within the town. Leader: Bill Webb.


2m 2h

£2.00


Evening

18.00

Sunset Serenade

FULL Reserve list only

A local walk with with bird expert Allan Heath finishing at 20.00 at Old Town Hall Vaults [Folk Session]

3m 2h

£2.00

19.30


Film

"Lad a Yorkshire Story" at Whitchurch Leisure Centre

Tickets from venue


£4-50 /£4/
£3-50

20.00

Folk Session

Old Town Hall Vaults with Jigsmith. Bring instruments and voices or just yourself.


free


Leaflets now available from Whitchurch Civic Centre, Library, Museum and other places.