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Special General Meeting to move to Charitable Status

Saturday 7th December 14.00 Trinity Centre Meole Brace Shrewsbury

  • Mulled Wine and Mince Pies
  • Photo Display and Competition
  • Cicerone Guide Book at reduced price

Please come along to vote for the resolution


click for Newsletter No 7

Despite the unsettled weather the Festival of Shropshire Way Walks was a great success. We had 26 walks led by 23 groups and over 300 walkers covered over 200 miles. This is the equivalent of the whole of the Shropshire Way.

Celebration and Book Launch - read all about it:

link to Cicerone article

link to Kate Ashbrook blog

Click on the photos to enlarge ------ ->


Cicerone Guide Book

The Shropshire Way Guide Book by John Gillham is now on sale.

Click the book to order a copy. Click here to watch the video


News Archive


AGM 2018

This took place on Saturday 1st December 14.00

Resolutions passed:

i) To move towards registration with the Charites Commission

ii) To add to our aims that of becoing a National Trail


Completion of the Shropshire Way Main Route

Definition and waymarking is now complete. There are webpages for each stage with downloads for maps and .gpx files. Descriptions for points of interest on the way are finished for the Northern and Southern loops.

Fingerposts are on order to clarify the route at T junctions and data has been sent to Ordnance Survey for the maps to show only the Main Route from January 2019.

Guide Book in the making

Cicerone Guides has asked John Gillham, the experienced author of many walks guides, to write a guide to the Shropshire Way main route. John is busy walking the entire route, making notes and taking photographs with a view to publication in November 2019.

Cover Story on Shropshire Magazine

A four page spread and a cover picture gave us great publicity in the May isue of the Shropshire Magazine. As a result a Shropshire company is planning to use the Shropshire Way Main Route for their annual family fun event raising money for charity.

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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