Diary, which features upcoming walks until December 2017. (Including Wednesday recce walks, please see end of programme for more information.) If you would like to view the full schedule of walks, covering July to December, please click here for full printable details.


All train times are correct when the programme is assembled, but please check for short notice changes due to engineering works, etc., before setting off. Also, where bus travel times are given, it is advisable to check times during the week before the walk.


Walks Descriptions

The term ‘strenuous’ refers to a fast pace due to mileage and/or the return train time and are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level; ‘moderate’ indicates some steep paths and a steady pace for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness; ‘energetic’ means as moderate but with probably over 1000’ of ascent; ‘Leisurely’ means gentle climbs and some level ground for reasonably fit people; ‘easy’ means mostly level ground and a gentle pace.






Saturday 23rd September

1. MACHYNLLETH CIRCULAR via Twllnodwydd, Tarrenhendre, Foel y Geifr and Cwm Gila (12 miles strenuous)

Leaders Brian and Jenny Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return Machynlleth 18.05

2. CHURCH STRETTON CIRCULAR via Folly Bank, Cardington, Hope Bowdler Hill, Gaer Stone and Hazler Wood (8 miles moderate)

Leaders Darren Hall and Peter Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return Church Stretton 16.39


Saturday 30th September

1. MONTGOMERY CIRCULAR via War Memorial, Little Mount,Cefnllan, White Hall Farm, Pinjon and the Castle (11 miles moderate)

Leaders Douglas Hill and Gareth Thomas. Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 08.45 (Stand R), return 17.20

2. NEW LITTLE STRETTON TO CRAVEN ARMS via Acton Scott, Wenlock Edge, Westhope and (optional) Callow Hill (10 miles energetic)

Leaders Clare Gathercole and Pamela Swales. Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station 09.30 (Stand N), alight at Ragleth Inn, Little Stretton 10.16,

return Craven Arms (Railway Station) 16.42 (A walk in memory of Elaine Sandilands) Please click here for supplementary travel info on this walk.


Saturday 7th October

1. ABERGAVENNY CIRCULAR via BrynArw, Sugar Loaf, The Deri and River Usk (14 miles strenuous)

Leaders Mark Phillips and Judith Griffiths. Depart Shrewsbury 08.50, return Abergavenny 17.28

2. WRENBURY TO WHITCHURCH via Wrenbury Church, Llangollen Canal, Marbury, South Cheshire Way and Wickstead (8 miles moderate)

Leaders Doug Hill and Janet Nowill. Depart Shrewsbury10.18, return Whitchurch 16.27


Saturday 14th October

1. MACHYNLLETH TO CORRIS via Tarren y Gesail and Corris Uchaf (12 miles strenuous)

Leaders Dennis Jones and Iain Chippendale Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return bus (fare extra) from Corris for 18.05 train from Machynlleth

2. DOLAU TO LLANDRINDOD WELLS via Penlan, The Rabber, Llwyn and Alpine Bridge (8 miles moderate)

Leaders Bob Perry and John Newnham. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Llandrindod Wells 15.42


Wednesday 18th October

WELSHPOOL CIRCULAR Circular via Cil-Cewydd Bridge, The Gro and Belan Lock (8 miles moderate)

Leaders Pamela Hill and Graham Baker Depart Shrewsbury 9.31, return Welshpool 16.56


Saturday 21st October

1. BUCKNELL TO KNIGHTON via Brampton Bryan Park, Hill House Farm, The Observatory, Meeting House Lane and Offa's Dyke (12 miles)

Leaders Anne Williams and Pat Talbott. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Knighton 16.21

2. ABERGAVENNY CIRCULAR via YsgyrydFach, Llanddewi and Rhydderch (7 miles easy)

Leaders Doug Hill and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return Abergavenny 16.00


Saturday 28th October

1. CHIRK TO LLANGOLLEN via Ceiriog Valley, Pontfadog, Y Foel and the Wilderness (14 miles strenuous)

Leaders Phil and Cheryl Johnston. Depart Shrewsbury 08.22, return bus (fare extra) from Llangollen to Ruabon for 17.51 train to Shrewsbury

2. HELSBY TO FRODSHAM via Sandstone Trail and Weaver Valley (8.5 miles moderate)

Leaders Alan Hill and Peter Jones Depart Shrewsbury 09.25, return Frodsham 16.38 (tip, buy return to Helsby only and single from Frodsham)


Saturday 4th November

1. LUDLOW TO CLEOBURY MORTIMER via TitterstoneClee, Cleeton St Mary, Cranmer Gutter and Bank Top Farm (16 miles strenuous)

Leaders Alan Davies and Mark Phillips. Depart Shrewsbury 08.50, return bus (fare extra) 17.08 from Cleobury Mortimer to Ludlow for18.22 train

2. CHIRK TO RUABON via Pontcysyllte and Plas Madoc (7 miles easy)

Leaders Clare Gathercole and Pamela Swales. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25, return Ruabon 16.42


Saturday 11th November

1. CAERSWS CIRCULAR via Severn Way, Cwm Wood, Llyn-y-Tarw and Llanwnog (13 miles)

Leaders Phil and Cheryl Johnston. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return Caersws 16.31

2. NEW PORT SUNLIGHT AND WATERLOO TO HIGHTOWN, explore Port Sunlight Village en route to walking from Waterloo (Merseyside) to

Hightown via Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place' statues (7.6 miles moderate)

Leaders Pat Neal and Doug Hill. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25 to Chester, where leader will meet party, then train to Port Sunlight & Sefton Coast

(via Mersey Tunnel). Buy day return to Chester, then buy a Merseytravel Saveaway ticket for £5.20 at Chester, return Hightown 1547


Wednesday 15th November

NEW LEOMINSTER CIRCULAR via Eaton Hill and Kimbolton (7 miles moderate)

Leaders Les Lumsdon and Mike Ledlie Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return Leominster 16.06



There will be a post-Christmas lunch on Saturday 20th January 2018 at the Royal Oak Hotel, Welshpool.

Details available by email from or Bob Owen, in person.



Saturday 18th November

1. BRIDGNORTH TO CODSALL via River Worfe, Chesterton and Wrottesley Old Park(12 miles)

Leaders Pat Talbott and Chris Jenkins Depart Shrewsbury Bus Station (Stand P) 08.35, return Codsall 16.34

2. HOPTON HEATH TO CRAVEN ARMS via Clungunford and Clapping Wicket (7 miles moderate)

Leaders Mick Hemming and Trevor Allison. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Craven Arms 14.56


Saturday 25th November

1. DOLYWERN (GLYN CEIRIOG) TO LLANARMON DYFFRYN CEIRIOG via hills south of the Ceiriog Valley (12 miles)

Leaders Iain Chippendale and Mick Guest Depart Shrewsbury 08:22 to Chirk for 09:06 bus (fare extra) to Dolywern, return 16:45 bus

for 17:58 train from Chirk.

2. LLANGYNLLO TO KNIGHTON via Fountain Head, Green Hollow and Little Cwm Gilla (8 miles moderate)

Leaders John Newnham and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Knighton 16.21


Saturday 2nd December

1. WHITCHURCH TO WRENBURY via South Cheshire Way, Llethr Mill and Wolvesacre Hall (11 miles)

Leaders Alan Davies and Dennis Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 08.52, return Wrenbury 15.38 or 17.35

2. CEMMAES ROAD TO MACHYNLLETH via Glyndwr’s Way (8.5 miles moderate)

Leaders Alan Hill and Neville Homent. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31 to Machynlleth for11.00 bus (fare extra) to Cemmaes Road,

return Machynlleth 18.05


Saturday 9th December

1. LEOMINSTER CIRCULAR via Stoke Prior and Steens Bridge (14 miles energetic)

Leaders Sue Jones and Liz Cruickshank. Depart Shrewsbury 08.50, return Leominster 17.13

2. RUABON CIRCULAR via Stryt-Issa, Trefechan and Frozen Clock (9 miles moderate)

Leaders Bob Perry and Mick Hemming. Depart Shrewsbury 09.25, return Ruabon 16.42


Wednesday 13th December

CAERSWS CIRCULAR via Roman Road, Walkmill, Crossgates and Llanwnog (8½ miles moderate)

Leaders Doug Hill and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.30, return Caersws 16.31


Saturday 16th December

1. CRAVEN ARMS CIRCULAR via Onny Trail, Middle Carwood, Edgeton, Kempton, Aston on Clun and Sibdon Castle (14 miles)

Leaders Brian and Jenny Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.00, return Craven Arms 16.30

2. LUDLOW CIRCULAR a short walk of 5 - 6 miles following a morning visit to the Ludlow Brewery for coffee/tea and mince pies.

Leaders Alan Hill and Peter Jones. Depart Shrewsbury 09.40, return Ludlow16.22


Saturday 23rd December

1. LLANGUNLLO TO KNIGHTON via Llangunllo, Pitch Hill, Tan-Y-Coed, Upper Litton, Pilleth, Cwm Blewyn and Offa's Dyke Path (12 miles)

Leaders Mick Guest and Alan Davies. Depart Shrewsbury 09:00, return Knighton 16:21

2. PENHELIG TO TYWYN via Panorama Walk and the sea wall (7 miles moderate)

Leaders Alan Hill and Steve Paynter. Depart Shrewsbury 09.31, return Tywyn15.26


Saturday 30th December

1. ALBRIGHTON CIRCULAR via Tong, Boscobel House, Brick Kiln Lane, Codsall Wood and Wood Hall Farm (14 miles energetic)

Leaders Chris Jenkins and Anne Williams. Depart Shrewsbury 08.47 Return Albrighton 16.38

2. MACHYNLLETH CIRCULAR via Pen-yr-alt, Constantinople, Bryn Coch Bach and Roman Steps (7 miles moderate)

Leaders Liz and Bob Owen Depart Shrewsbury 09.31,return Machynlleth16.08


Wednesday recce walks


As the name suggests, these walks are designed to either recce walks that are already scheduled on the current Rail Rambles programm or to explore new walks with a view to including them on a future programme and thus enhance what is currently on offer. Whilst they are not fully recced, they will all be led by experienced Rail Ramble leaders with the proviso that, unlike walks shown above, the leader cannot absolutely guarantee the return time. Walkers take part at their own risk, and must be prepared for difficult conditions, a potentially longer walk than is described and be well equipped. If you are unsure whether to take part in one of these walks, please contact Mick guest beforehand on 01902 756530 or 07780353617.