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Upcoming Walks & latest news

If you intend to come on a walk, please register here.
Visitors welcome

Meet at Sherrymill Hill car park (unless programme below states otherwise)
[next to Jubilee Park and opposite Waterside Close, SY13 1DF]

For location of car parks click here

The link for current midweek walks is emailed to members.

PLEASE NOTE some walks below are identified as suitable for dogs,
Dogs MUST be restrained on a fixed length lead of no longer than 1.2m (4ft) at all times on walks


Date Meet at Sherrymill Hill car park, unless otherwise stated Walk Leader(s)
Sun 10th Mar
10.00am
Overton and the River Dee

Meet 10am at Sherry Mill Hill or 10.30am at Overton-on-Dee village car park for our 7 mile walk.

From the car park, where toilets are available, we will walk through the adjacent churchyard whose ancient yews are listed amongst the Seven Wonders of Wales.

Leaving the village, we will descend to the Dee flood plain using the Maelor Way to the river. Picking up the Wat's Dyke Way, we will follow the river through fields and woods towards Overton Bridge. We will pass Erbistock Mill and Weir. Then, after crossing the main road, we will head north past Asney Park Farm the home of Woodlands Icecream. We will then rejoin the river to Argoed where there is short but steep ascent with steps to take us off the flood plain.

We will then head back to Overton-on-Dee. After walk refreshments at The White Horse in Overton (if it has reopened) or The Hanmer Arms if not.

There is only one unavoidable style and even that is dog-friendly.

Malcolm Monie
malcolm@monies.me.uk
07746 687242
Sat 30th Mar
1.30pm
Brown Moss and Back

This 5-6 mile walk to and around Brown Moss gives a chance to explore this Site of Special Scientific Interest. If open, we will stop at the Chef in the Woods for a brew.
 
You are welcome to bring your own refreshments with you, and dogs on leads are welcome.

Jan Collins
jancollins16@gmail.com


The full current programme can be viewed on  the Walks Programme page.

Prebooked midweek walks for members are continuing
These are to be booked in advance using the link sent to members.

If you would like to join the group walks why not join the group?
Membership costs only 5 per year. To join, go to the Membership page.


Latest news
Other  notices
Save Our Driving Centre!

It currently looks like the DVSA have utilised the RAAC problems at the Civic Centre as an excuse not to house the driving centre there.
Local MP Helen Morgan and others are campaigning against this decision.

See article from Whitchurch Herald

2024 Walking Festival - save the dates!

Our next Walking Festival will be held
Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May.

More details will be published once the programme has been finalised.
Shropshire council rights of way have closed all the footpaths off Greenfoot lane from 22/06/23 for public safety reasons whilst work is carried out on the development in the area.

There is an alternative for the 1st path on the right 0233/122/ which goes through the cricket ground to the Hatton way. There are no alternatives given for the
other 5 rights of way, including the path that crosses the by-pass, part of our Belton bracer walk.

The closures will remain in place until July for some paths and December for others.


2023 Freedom Fund Grant Awarded to Whitchurch Walkers

A link to the Cheshire footpath map
has been added to the footpaths page


The second edition of our acclaimed walks book, fully revised with 22 new photographs and extended to include the Whitchurch Wheel is available from BookShrop in Green End  - priced 6.
More information

More news
Whitchurch Walks book Photos and more from recent walks and P3 work can be found on the
 Whitchurch Walkers Facebook page.

To see a map of local paths including stile-free routes click here or on the small map above

If on your walks you come across footpaths obstructed by crops or other issues please report them.
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