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3rd Shropshire Way Festival from 18th to 25th September 2021

Thank you to those walking groups who included a walk on the festival schedule. We had a record number of 30 walks this year with over 332 walkers somewhere on the Shropshire Way during the week . Please see the Festival page for some photos.

Becoming a Registered Charity

We became a Registered Charity on 4th June 2021. Our Charity Number is 1194685

Shropshire 80k Ultra Run event 2021

The ultra run was a great success. Around 400 entrants took part in one of

the three tracks. Our trustees manned checkpoint 6 at The Bog, serving

fidget pies, sweets and drinks. It was good to see so many happy faces

despite the tough terrain. See our Facebook page for photos and winners.

2nd Shropshire Way Festival from 19th to 25th of September 2020.

There was a good response from walking groups to put on a walk on the Shropshire Way. There were 19 walks from 12 walking groups plus a week of walks for the LDWA Cake Walk on the Shropshire Way.

View John Gillham's Shropshire Way article in UKHillwalking online magazine

Click to see our latest Newsletter No 8

The SWA is now a charity

A Special General Meeting was held on Saturday 7th December 2019

At the meeting a resolution was passed to establish Charitable Status and the first seven Trustees were appointed.

The Trustees will meet in January 2020 to accept the final accounts for the SWA and arrange transfer of the funds to the new account of the Shropshire Way Charitable Trust.

Celebration and Book Launch - read all about it:

link to Cicerone article

link to Kate Ashbrook blog

Shropshire Way Festival 21st - 28th September 2019

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.

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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