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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

Details of Forthcoming Walks


Walk

Leader(s) Details

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 cuppa.
 
You are welcome to bring your own refreshments with you, and dogs on leads are welcome.

Jan Collins
jancollins16@gmail.com


Click here for the printable version of our Winter Walking Programme


Previous programme


Date

Details of Previous Walks


Sat 24th Feb
1.30pm
Ossmere

About 5 miles out of town to Black Park to Ossmere and back via Brick Kiln Farm. An old favourite but a route we haven’t done for a while.

David Portch
dmportch24@btinternet.com
07930 138958
Sat 27th Jan
1.30pm
A Winter Jaunt: Ash, Brown Moss, Broughall

After meeting, we will drive to The White Lion in Ash for a 4-5 mile winter walk taking in Brown Moss and Broughall.

Paul Sears
searsfamily2@hotmail.com
Sun 14th Jan
10.00
3 Farms

Incorporating Bubney Farm, Hadley Farm and Belton Farm, this walk takes in the rolling scenery around Whitchurch.

Sue Garner
whitchurchwalkers@gmail.com
Mon 1st Jan
10.00am
NewYear Bimble - Members Only

Step into 2024 with our regular New Year walk on our local footpaths, followed by a convivial drink and meal in one of our excellent hostelries.

Distance: 4-5 miles.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Baz Fewster
07977 463049
Sat 16th Dec 10.00amChristmas Walk followed by Christmas Meal at The Archie

To ring the changes we will take the 10.05 bus [511] to Prees Heath [The Raven] and walk back via Brown Moss. 4 miles, so there will be a 10.00am start from Whitchurch Bus Station (outside Tesco).

Members can also book to attend the Christmas Meal (see email).

Malcolm Monie
malcolm@monies.me.uk
07746 687242
Sun 10th Dec 09.00am
Chirk area

This 8-mile walk follows the canal towpath to start, then through the tunnel to Chirk. Traversing Chirk Castle grounds to pick up Offas Dyke path, later joining The Shropshire and Maelor Ways to return back to the start.
 
Due to daylight restrictions at this time of year, this walk will leave Sherrymill Hill car park at the earlier time of 9.00am, so the walk will commence at 10am from Chirk bank.

People should bring torches for the tunnel transit, and then if time gets tight, we will have illumination.

Kevin Ikin
Kevinikin@hotmail.co.uk
07775 526227
Sat 25th Nov
1.30pm
Whixall Area

This is a walk of approximately 5 miles exploring the footpaths and wonders of the Whixall area.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Tony Eccleston
anthony.eccleston@stasz.co.uk
07972 050016
Sun 12th Nov
10.00am
Meres & Woods

After meeting at Sherrymill Hill car park at 10.00, we will car share to Ellesmere then walk along the canal and around Colemere, where the autumn colours should be at their best.

We will walk through Burns Wood to Whitemere and back to the marina via fields and lanes. Easy walking, 7.5 miles, with some stiles.

Suitable clothing for muddy paths and a packed lunch needed.

Dogs welcome but they will need to be lifted over some stiles.

Jean White & Dot Bishop
whitchurchwalkers@gmail.com
Sat 28th Oct 1.30pm The 'Prees Circular'

A 5-mile circular walk with excellent views
From Sherry Mill Hill car park we will car share to the walk start point at Prees Cricket and Recreation Club.

Dogs welcome, but dog owners should note that there are some stiles on this walk
and we will have to cross the A49.

Mick Hobson
07545 465446
Sun 8th Oct
10.00am
Apedale and Silverdale

8.5-mile walk visiting three former mining areas.

After meeting at Sherry Mill Hill, we will drive to Grubbers Ash car park on Blackbank Road just past Alsagers Bank.

From Apedale Country Park we will walk down to Bateswood Nature Reserve and the memorial for the Minnie Pit disaster in 1918. We then climb up to Scot Haye and enter Silverdale Country Park. Then we will return to Apedale and make our way down to the Heritage area, where it is possible to get a cup of tea in the cafe before returning to the car park.

This walk is not suitable for dogs.

Helen Lea
Hlea30@sky.com
07562 358331
Sat 30th Sept
12.30pm
Bronington by Bus

Please note that this walk meets at the earlier time of 12.30pm at Whitchurch bus station (Tesco’s), to catch the 12.40pm 146 Wrexham bus to Bronington.

We will then walk the 6.5 easy miles (only one incline) back via The Moss, Fenns Bank, Blackhoe and canal, arriving in Whitchurch around 4.30pm.

Suitable for dogs.  Please bring a drink and snack. Bus tickets cost £3.10 without a bus pass.

Dot Bishop & Jean White
Thurs 21st Sept
10am
Shropshire Festival of Walks - Whixall Moss* - Meet at Whixall Social Centre (not Sherrymill Hill)

A 7.5 mile moderate walk on rural lanes, footpaths and the Shropshire Way with a section across Whixall Moss and a stop at the Whixall Marina cafe on the way. Some soft ground to be expected so walking shoes/boots a must and poles recommended.

Lunch stop at the cafe but bring drinks and packed lunch if you prefer.

Meet at Whixall Social Centre, Church Lane, Whixall, SY13 2NA for 10:00 start. GR SJ 517 345, What3Words: applauded.alarming.eyeful. £3 per car parking charge to be donated to the centre’s running costs. Please bring correct change
Kevin Ikin
Sun 10th Sept
10.00am
Moreton Corbet

From Sherrymill Hill car park we will car share to the small car park at Lee Brockhurst Memorial.

Using a mixture of old green lanes, footpaths and quiet roads, this 8-mile walk includes an extended lunch break amidst the romantic ruins of Moreton Corbet Castle offering time to explore the ruins and the church.

This walk is deemed easy to moderate, with no facilities.

Suitable for dogs.  Packed lunch required.

Lynn Shimwell
Sat 26th Aug
1.30pm
Grindley Brook and Back

Starting at Sherrymill Hill car park, this 6-mile walk will head out to Grindley Brook along the canal.  Then to Llethr Mill along part of the Llwybr Maelor Way, passing Wolvesacre Hall and Bubney.

Dogs are welcome on this walk, but there are a few stiles.  Please bring a drink.

David Portch
Sun 13th Aug
10.20am
Severn Way & Rea Brook Valley loop – by train*

Please note that this walk meets at Whitchurch rail station [free parking] at 10.20am to catch the 10.32am train to Shrewsbury.

This 9 mile walk will go in a counter-clockwise direction leaving Shrewsbury station just after 11am. From there we will go straight down to the river, walking upstream to the English Bridge which we will cross and then pass Shrewsbury Abbey to the old Abbey Station. We will then follow the Rea Brook Valley LNR before joining what was once the route of the Severn Valley railway line.

Lunch will be taken at about 12.30pm at the Springfield Mere Countryside Site. No morning break is planned so, if like me, you want a mid-morning drink, please have it on the train. There will then a bit of pavement walking to Emstrey where we join the Severn Way. We then follow the River Severn upstream for several miles through some quite varied country ranging from arable fields to steep-sided woodland. There are good view of Haughmond and Uffington. At Ditherington, we cross the river to the north bank and complete the walk via the Shropshire Way. Near the end, we should have time for a refreshment stop at either the Weir Café or the Dog & Pheasant in Castlefields before catching the 16.24 train back to Whitchurch.


There are no stiles and unlikely to be more than a few cattle so it should be suitable for anyone wishing to bring a dog[s].
Packed lunch required.

Malcolm Monie
Sat 29th July
1.30pm
Fields & Fairways and Farther Afield

This 5-mile (approx.) walk initially follows Walk 1 from our book of walks, but from Fairy Glen it goes out to Grindley Brook, then returns along the canal and through Greenfields LNR.
       
Kevin Ikin
Sun 9th July
10.00am
'Around and About'

This 7-mile walk is a dog friendly walk following the Stockton Walk out to Danson’s Wood, along the canal and past part of Bubney Farm.  Please bring lunch/refreshments with you.

No cars required.

Sue Garner
Weds 21st June
7.00pm
Chairman’s Midsummer Meander

A local walk of about 4 miles of the Chairman’s choosing. This mystery meander will always end at a local hostelry for a convivial get-together.

Malcolm Monie
Sat 24th June
1.30pm
Ash, Melverley Meadows, Ightfield, Ash Parva*

This 5-mile circular walk across undulating, easy countryside will start from Ash village hall at 1.45pm. The walk will take in the wildflowers of Melverley Meadows Nature Reserve en route to Ightfield church, before returning to Ash. There will be a short drink break.

Dogs are welcome on this walk, but there are stiles

Paul Sears
Sun 11th June
10.00am
Llanymynech and Pant

Meet at Sherrymill Hill car park to travel to walk start at a very small car park in Underhill Lane, Pant.  The approximately 8.5 mile walk will take us up onto Llanymynech hill and over the golf course to Llynclys Common and join Offas Dyke path, then on to Carreghofa. The return route will include a canal walk and the aqueduct over the river Vyrnwy. There are a lot of climbs, but not too many stiles.

Packed lunch required. Not suitable for dogs.

Helen Lea
Sat 27th May
1.30pm
Hanmer Mere Circuit

This 5-mile circular walk from Hanmer Mere takes in the “hidden lake” and hopefully some bluebells. With rolling countryside and some green lanes, this easy walk offers some really lovely views.

Suitable for dogs.  Please bring a drink.

Tony Eccleston
12-14th May 2023 Walking Festival
Sat 29th April
1.00pm
Higher Burwardsley, Peckforton And Beeston Mosses*

Meet at the earlier time of 1.00pm to travel to Burwardsley Candle Workshop Car park.
The walk will be 7 miles on good footpaths and tracks. The terrain is gently undulating pastureland, woodland and the Peckforton and Beeston mosses with lovely views and very few stiles.

Suitable for dogs but note stiles.  Please bring a drink.

Barbara Penlington
Sun 9th April
9.30am
Haughmond Abbey & Forest Ramble*

This 8-mile walk consists of fields & woodland paths with only one medium/steep ascent. Please note the earlier start time to drive to Haughmond Forest car park (£4 charge). Largely following The Shropshire Way where we may see bluebells and various wildlife, this walk takes in the evocative ruins of Haughmond Abbey.

There may even be time for a cuppa at Pine Tops Café.

Tues 28th Mar
7.30pm
Annual General Meeting, Speaker, and Social at the Archibald Worthington Club

Doors open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start.  Speaker: Martyn Bracegirdle on “The Cheshire Circuit” which passes through Whitchurch and links the Sandstone Trail to the Weaver Way.

Bring and share buffet.(use paper plates).  There will also be a lucky dip.

Sat 25th Mar
1.00pm
Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses*

Easy level walking across the mosses, with possibly some muddy areas, 5.5 miles.  Gaiters might be useful.

Meet at Sherrymill Hill carpark for car sharing and drive to Morris' Bridge car park, Whixall from where walk will leave at 1.30pm (Map ref: SJ 49325  35407 What3words: rely.beaten.ushering).

The mosses are a very atmospheric place any time of the year.

Jean Handley
Sun 12th Mar
10.00am
Two Mosses Return*

A walk of 8 miles (subject to changes due to weather) circling Wem & Cadney Mosses towards Bettisfield.

Meet at Sherrymill Hill carpark for car sharing and drive to Morris’ Bridge car park, Whixall from where walk will leave at 10.30 (Map ref: SJ 49325  35407 What3words: rely.beaten.ushering).

Drinks & packed lunches required. Suitable walking boots required and gaiters recommended.

Kevin Ikin
Sat 25th Feb
12.30pm
Prees - Walk No. 2*

Prees walk No 2 starts at Prees Village Hall (lifts from Sherrymill Hill are available - please register).  This is an earlier start time to ensure the walk finishes before dark.

This is a 6.5 miles circular walk crossing fields to Soulton Hall (with views of the Long Barrow) before passing via Brook House towards Prees Green. From Maynard's Farm Shop we cross the A49 to enter Lower Heath and return to Prees via Prees Church.

There are a mixture of stiles and gates (many recently installed by the Prees Walking Group), so the walk should be OK for dog walkers.  

NOTE Dog Walkers that we will criss - cross the B5065 a few times, as well as, crossing the A49.
Michael Hobson
Sun 12th Feb
10.00am
Audlem*

Meet at Sherry Mill Hill car park and car share to Audlem.  From Audlem car park, we will embark on an 8 mile circular walk on field paths, tracks, lanes and towpaths.

The circular walk takes in Mill Lane, Bunsley Bank, Sparrowy Spout, Longhill, Highfields, and Coxbank. 

There are some stiles and sheep in fields. Packed lunch needed and suitable footwear.

Note: advise car sharing as works in Audlem car park have significantly reduced parking capacity

Jean White & Dot Bishop
Sat 28th Jan
1.30pm
A Dog Friendly "Winters Tail" Walk


This lovely and mainly dry 5.5 mile walk takes us over Shropshire countryside and leafy lanes.

The walk starts from Sherry Mill Hill car park and then on to the outskirts of the Nature Reserve and then onto part of the Sandstone Trail towards Broughall with a hardstanding walk from the Moss.
From here, the walk will then lead us towards Edgeley Road and the Hatton Way back to the car park via Jubilee Park.


There are three easy stiles which are dog friendly (dogs must be put on the lead on public footpaths)

There will be a 10 minute refreshment break and so please bring a drink.
Bev Boffey
Sun 8th Jan
10.00am
Broughall, Woodhouses, Blakemere

We will meet at Sherry Mill Hill car park  for an easy circular walk to blow off the excesses of the festive season, with varied views of Shropshire landscape near Whitchurch including some meres.

There are a number of stiles, and the walk will be approximately 7 miles

Paul Sears
Sun 1st Jan
10.00am
New Year’s Revolution

A brisk 4 -5 mile local  bimble to blow away the cobwebs of Christmas around part of the Whitchurch Wheel.  

We will meet at Sherry Mill Hill car park and set off at 10am.  The aim is to finish about noon and then go to the Cock And Greyhound for a drink.

Anyone wishing to have food will need to order it in advance (by the 30th Dec) directly with the pub. When ordering, please explain that you are with Whitchurch Walkers.

You can place your orders by telephoning the pub on 01948-663413 or emailing cockandgreyhoundwhitchurch@outlook.com

Baz Fewster
Sat 17th Dec
10.00am
Christmas Appetiser

Preprandial walk of approximately 3.5 miles south west of Whitchurch with no stiles.  

Return to Archibald Worthington Club for [pre-booked] Christmas lunch

Malcolm Monie
Sun 11th Dec
10.00am
Replacement Walk
Lee Brockhurst*

A 7 mile walk starting with a climb up to the viewpoint on Lee Hill. After crossing the A49 with care, we walk via Whixhill into Weston under Redcastle and eat lunch.  Our return route is by the old coppice and Papermill Bank. Only 1 stile and one field with sheep.
Jean White, Dot Bishop & Lynn Shimwell
Sun 11th Dec
09.30am
This walk had to be cancelled or postponed
Primrose Hill & Utkinton*

A mixture of woodland and farmland walking, with good views.  There are some modest climbs and occasional rocky ground.  There may be some mud in places, after rain.

The walk is 7 1/2 miles.
Janet Murray & Kim Harding
Sat 26th Nov
1.30pm
Blackoe & Belton

 Approximately 6 miles walk with a mixture of canal towpath, fields and lanes. Through the fields behind Greenfields Nature Reserve and along the canal to the bridge by Blackoe Cottages. Across fields to Blackoe Bridge and along the lane to The Manor before cutting across to Belton.

Good views of the Welsh hills if clear. A mixture of gates and couple of stiles. The stiles are not likely to be suitable for dogs (unless small enough to be lifted over). It's likely to be muddy in places so we may have to take a few detours.
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David Portch
Sun 13th Nov
09.30am
Ash and Melverley*

An easy 8 mile walk with some lovely views of the Shropshire countryside.

There is a mixture of stiles and gates. The walk starts from Brown Moss, proceeding up to Ash war memorial for remembrance Sunday. From there we go across to Broughall and onto Melverley Meadows skirting the nature reserve. After this we head to near Ightfield and round to Ash Parva which leads back to Brown Moss for tea and cakes at the Café in the Woods.

Paul Sears
Sat 29th Oct
1.30pm
Hanmer*

On this walk there are many stunning views, and it is an uphill-downhill walk (I would call it a moderately strenuous walk).  There are quite a few stiles and some walking on quiet lanes.

Approximately 6 miles.


Tony Eccleston
Sun 9th Oct 10.00am
Grinshill and Clive

Meet at Sherrymill Hill car park and car share as parking at Corbet Wood is very limited.

From Corbet Wood we walk to the lookout at Grinshill, to Clive Church and to Yorton. Then, we walk via Sansaw to the village of Grinshill, returning to Corbet Wood using permissive paths.  We walk through interesting woodland belonging to the Acton Reynald Estate.

Easy walking 7.5 miles.

Jean White
& Dot Bishop



Details of our mid-week walks will be sent to members and published on our website and Facebook page, as they are arranged.

  

NOTES


  1.    The meeting point for all walks is Sherry Mill Hill car park, unless otherwise stated.

  2.    Saturday walks will be 5 or 6 miles, Sunday walks between 8 and 10 miles. 
         Both may be subject to change depending upon weather, walking conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

 

  3.    Offers to lead walks are welcomed; please ask about volunteering and support offered

 

  4.     All members are expected to observe the Country Code.

 

  5.    Dogs are permitted on walks but MUST be restrained on a lead at the leader’s request and ALWAYS when in fields containing livestock.

 

  6.    In all matters relating to any walk, the leader’s decision is final.

 

  7.    Junior members (14+ years) are welcome and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

  8.    Members are reminded that they are on walks entirely at their own risk.

 

  9.    On Sunday walks, bring packed lunch and – unless a pub stop is indicated – a drink.

 

 10.    Please wear suitable footwear – fields are often very muddy.

 

 11.    Please bring your car if available for all “away from home” walks. 

 

 12.    The cost of transport for “away from home” walks should be shared by members at a rate of 15 per mile per car.  Drivers can donate this to club funds if they wish.

 

 13.    Members are requested not to walk in front of the leader.

 

 14.    People with a known medical condition should be aware that group leaders may have a basic First Aid knowledge but cannot take responsibility for existing medical conditions. If a condition could manifest itself on a walk, the walker should inform the leader beforehand [verbally or in writing].

 

 

For further details, please go to www.whitchurchwalkers.co.uk or our Facebook page or email us

 

Any further queries please contact Malcolm 01948 663069 / 07746 687242, Peter 07808 862286 or Baz 07977 463049.