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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
Image
Full
09.30
Ellesmere & Whitemere  Colemere car park 9m Nigel Hart
A pleasant 9 mile walk, starting from Colemere, following the canal, footpaths and minor roads. We will visit White Mere, and encircle the Mere at Ellesmere, returning via Welshampton. Some lovely views and rolling countryside.
10.00
Ash and Calverhall circular Ash Village car park 8m Dave Bragginton
From Ash we pass Melverley Nature Reserve and head over farmland to Ightfield. We then take the new path to Calverhall, returning over farmland, taking in (on a clear day) the Welsh hills to the west, and Jodrell Bank to the east. No dogs.

10.00
Ossmere  Sherry Mill Hill car park 6m Peter Stockbridge

A gentle stroll through the local countryside, with some lovely views, on a mixture of lanes and farmland. Ossmere is a tranquil place, with an abundance of birds and wildlife. A second mere is our lunch stop, with wide ranging views on a clear day.



11.00
Wybunbury  Dagfields car park 5m Bev Boffey
The walk is across fields and a quarry. It has 7 stiles, and is mainly flat, taking in Wybunbury and the mosses. Starting from Dagfields, the circular route crosses the surrounding countryside. 

12.30
Brown Moss & Ash Sherry Mill Hill car park 7m Andrew Hart
We head towards Brown Moss Nature Reserve, with its pools, mosses and woodlands, where we will have a lunch stop. We then have a gentle ascent up to Ash Magna, before heading across fields and lanes towards Blakemere on the return stretch to town.

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

09.15
Caldecott Walk Sherry Mill Hill 5m 3h Ray Hatton & Ellen Edwin-Scott
A walk and talk celebrating the life and works of local artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott. We will pass Wirswall, where he lodged, his place of work, and some spots for his illustrations.  Donations on this walk to next year’s Caldecott Festival.

09.30
Flora and Fauna Sherry Mill Hill car park 3m 2h [no stiles]. Malcolm Monie
A wander through the Country Park, along the Llangollen Canal, around Danson's Wood and returning via Greenfields Nature Reserve, looking out for spring flowers and other wildlife. 1 place
09.30
Higher Heath circular [2 groups] Higher Heath Village Hall car park 5.25m  Tony and Shiela  Eccleston
We head off along Furbers Lane and across to Fields Farm, reaching Twemlows Big Wood, which housed the RAF camp in the Second World War. We come to the WW2 airfield, now the famous Silver Studded Blue butterfly nature reserve, then return via Furbers Lane.

09.30
Belton, Blackoe & Danson's Bridge  Sherry Mill Hill car park 6m Celia Churchill
Leaving town, we head to Danson's Wood, where we meet the canal, and head along it passing lift bridges, the marina and peaceful meadows. We leave the canal at Blackoe Cottages to head up to Belton Farm, home of the famous Belton Red Fox cheese. We return to town via Alkington, on a section of the Belton Bracer walk.No dogs 

Afternoon walks - can be combined with morning walks - bring a drink

13.00
Overton Scar Malpas Village car park 6m
Lynn Shimwell
Starting in Malpas, we enjoy 6 miles of rolling countryside, through fields and foothills, including the sandstone scar. A rural walk, with some lovely views, a beautiful part of south Cheshire just across the border from Whitchurch. No Dogs.
1 place
13.30
"A Wedge too Far?" Jubilee Park bandstand 5.5m Baz Fewster
A 5 1/2 mile "wedge" of the Whitchurch Wheel walk, using "slices" D & E. We head out of town towards Broughall, and across fields and lanes to Ash Magna. We then head down to Brown Moss, a nature reserve, and return via Edgeley. No dogs


13.30

Edgeley, Broughall, Blakemere, Brick Kiln Park Avenue car park 5m Malcolm Monie
Heading southeast, we follow the Shropshire Way out of town until we break off in a northeasterly direction along Catteralls Lane to Broughall. Here, we pick up the Whitchurch Wheel going north round Blakemere and up to Brick Kiln Farm. This section affords some good views back towards Whitchurch.


13.30
Belton Bracer Sherry Mill Hill car park 4m [no stiles] David Portch

An easy walk – More or less flat with no stiles. Starting out through Jubilee Park towards the cricket club and along Greenfoot Lane. We then cross the bypass and walk through the fields to Alkington. From there we go through the fields to Belton Farm with views across to the Welsh mountains and then back via Belton Road. No dogs.



Evening Walks - can be combined with any of the walks above

18.30
Ways with Words    Bandstand, Jubilee Park  2m Baz Fewster
A two mile walk on local paths, accompanied by some poetry readings for walkers. Starting from the band stand in Jubilee park, we will enjoy a gentle stroll, while being entertained by your walk leader Baz.. No dogs










18.45
Into the Sunset     Sherry Mill Hill car park 4m [1 avoidable stile] Malcolm Monie
A circular walk on the west side of town via the Langollen Canal, Hadley and Bubney Farms, Danson's Wood and returning via the higher ground on the Stockton Walk in time for the sunset. Hopefully there will be one to see!



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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