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AGM 2018

Saturday 1st December 14.00

United Reform Church Rooms

English Bridge Gyratory Shrewsbury

Free parking. Tea and home made cake

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. More detailed descriptions for points of interest on the way are almost finished for the Northern loop.

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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