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Champion job of looking after the Shropshire Way

A great new scheme to look after the Wellington section of the Shropshire Way has now been set up.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s volunteer Street Champions have joined forces with Wellington Walkers are Welcome and Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve to adopt and take care of the section of the new Main Route. The newly formed Wellington Friends of the Shropshire Way have adopted the section which runs through Wellington and which, with its railway station, bus station and free car parking, provides an ideal gateway for all those looking to explore the wonderfully diverse nature of the countryside around the town.

For more details about the group please visit our Facebook page


AGM held on 2nd December 2017

Our first AGM was held at the Discovery Centre in Craven Arms at which a management committee was elected:

Audrey Menhinick - Chair

Marion Law - Treasurer

Amanda Hartley Newton - Publicity Officer

John Newnham, Bob Coalbran, Naomi Wrighton - Committee members

The constitution was formally ratified and a fter the formalities Audrey gave a demonstration of the website

Launch Event for Shropshire Way Main Route South12th September 2017

Extracts from the Press Release

The newly waymarked Shropshire Way Main Route Southern Section was celebrated at an official launch hosted by Wellington Walkers Are Welcome at Wrekin College, as part of the Wellington Walking Festival.

Over 60 people attended the launch event. There was an informative, illustrated talk about the history of the Shropshire Way from Audrey Menhinick, Chair of the newly formed Shropshire Way Association, and an overview of the work currently underway to waymark the main route. Walkers can now identify the revised route from the circular and other routes along the path.

The Southern Section of the Shropshire Way has been established as a priority, since this follows much of the original path as conceived by the Ramblers in 1980. The path links Shrewsbury with the historic towns and villages of Bishops Castle, Clun, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Ironbridge and Wellington.

Funding has been obtained to waymark the Main Route, and to develop a website with downloadable maps and gpx files.

There is still plenty of work to be done, and volunteers are needed. There is a display on show at variosus count libraries and with leaflets for those who would like more information about the project, and to find out how to get involved.



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