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Friday 7th May
Saturday  8th May
Sunday 9th May

All walks must be booked in advance by Wednesday 5th May.
To register and receive the booking links click here
There is no central registration or start point this year.
Instead, go to the start point listed [all have parking on site or nearby] and join the walk leader.
If you are not sure where a start point is click here for a map.
Morning, but not day walks, can be combined with afternoon walks.

Day walks - all require a packed lunch and drink

Time
Walk, Distance, Start Point, Leader
Detail
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Full
09.30
Whitchurch Wheel [south half]  9m Sherry Mill Hill car park Lynn Shimwell

Half of the Whitchurch Wheel, 9 miles, taking in Belton, Alkington, Dearnford and Brown Moss. Lunch break at Ash Magna, then return to town via Broughall. The walk takes in farmland, lanes and paths, with lovely countryside and views of the Welsh hills. No dogs.

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Wheel
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09.30

Belton Blackoe & Springhill Sherry Mill Hill car park  7m Helen Lea
Heading out of town via Belton, we join the Llangollen canal and walk along it to
Blackoe Bridge. From here we walk up to the green burial site at return to Whitchurch via Alkington and a section of our Belton Bracer walk.
Belton

09.30

Ash Circular Ash Village car park 10m Andy Fitton
A 10 mile circular walk from Ash, taking in Calverhall and the surrounding countryside. The walk will take around 5 hours, with a picnic stop en route. Ash

09.30
Combermere Woods [bluebells]  Marbury Village Hall 6m Celia Churchill  Starting from Marbury, we pass the church and Big Mere up towards Hollyhurst, site of the Combermere monument, and views of distant hills. From there, we enter the bluebell woods of Combermere. There are lots of stiles, some rough ground, and we return via Hollins Lane, with views of the Little Mere. - No dogs

10.00
Three Farms Sherry Mill Hill 6m Sue Garner

A local walk along fields and lanes and the Llangollen canal, taking in Bubney,
Hadley and Belton farms, the latter being known for its famous "Red Fox"
cheese. Gentle undulating countryside, with lovely views of the Welsh hills.

Bubney

10.30
Three Counties Chemistry car park 8m David Portch

Starting in Shropshire at the canal arm car park we’ll walk along the canal to Grindley Brook. Crossing in to Cheshire on the Malpas Road then through the fields following Grindley Brook and crossing Red Brook into Wales. The route takes us to Kiln Green, Whitewell and Iscoyd before crossing Red Brook back into Shropshire. Across Bubney to Danson’s Bridge, the canal takes us back to the car park. No dogs.

Whitewell Church


10.30
Wrenbury & Ossmere  Whitchurch Station for 10.47 train - 8m Peter Stockbridge

Taking the train to Wrenbury, fare payable, we join the Llangollen Canal and walk along it to Marbury Lock. We then skirt Marbury, on fields and lanes, heading to Hollyhurst, then pass Ossmere. We then return to town over fields and lanes, passing another mere, with beautiful views to the east, south and west.



11.00
Welshampton & Ellesmere  Welshampton Village Hall car park 6m Bev Boffey

The walk is across fields, woodland and the Llangollen Canal, with no stiles.
A little ascent at the start of the walk, but mostly fairly flat.This walk is very scenic

and includes the popular Ellesmere lake.


Morning walks - can  be combined with afternoon walks - bring  a drink [& snack]

09.45
Wirswall & Hinton Sherry Mill Hill 4.5m Malcolm Monie
Climb the higher ground north of Whitchurch for views across Cheshire and Wales. Return down Fairy Glen, part of the ancient bridleway round Whitchurch, before returning across the old Cheter railway line to Tarporley Road.
Wirswall
09.45
Belton & Blackoe Sherry Mill Hill car park 4m [no stiles] Therere Hickland
A lovely ambling, undulating, walk, free of stiles. It will take us through Belton cheese land, crossing the canal at Blackoe cottages. Please bring a drink, but if Covid Rules permit, a drinks stop at Hadley's Al Fresco cafe may be possible
Afternoon walks - can be combined with morning walks - bring a drink

13.00
Prees Circular [2 groups]  Prees Village Hall car park 6.5m Tony and Shiela Eccleston A circular walk around Prees, seeing it from "the outside", exploring the lovely countryside and landmarks through rural Shropshire.
1 place
13.00
Grindley Brook   Sherry Mill Hill car park 6m Andrew Hart
A local walk, heading away from town along the Whitchurch arm of the Llangollen Canal, then along the main section to Grindley Brook. Here we will see the "staircase" locks as it descends towards Cheshire. We cross the canal then head back via the golf course.

13.30
Locks, Jock & 4 Walking Miles    Bandstand, Jubilee Park Baz Fewster
A 4 mile local walk, taking in Greenfields Nature Reserve before walking along the towpath of the Llangollen Canal to Grindley Brook. From there we return via the South Cheshire Way and Fields Farm to Whitchurch. Some lovely rural countryside and colourful narrowboats sedately cruising on the canal.
Evening Walks - can be combined with any of the walks above


Walk withdrawn

Nature's Nuggets  
  Bandstand, Jubilee Park  2m Baz Fewster
A gentle two mile stroll, the "Stockton" walk, accompanied by poetry readings for nature lovers. From Jubilee gardens we head up around the nature reserve where on a clear day there are lovely views across to the Welsh hills. We enter Danson's Wood and join the canal, following it back into town. No dogs.


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  Wirswall Peckforton

The pictures here are taken from previous festivals and do not necessarily reflect what we can offer this year!

White Lion Ash Ring and Ramble Wollerton Wetlands Lyneal Liner