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About us


We are entirely a volunteer group who came together through our enjoyment of walking and our care for Wellington.


Wellington Walkers are Welcome

Wellington, most people would say in Shropshire, but strictly in the County of The Wrekin, was awarded Walkers are Welcome status in June, 2010.

We have two aims, to promote the interests of local walkers in Wellington, and to promote Wellington to walkers elsewhere. As well as belonging to the national network of Walkers are Welcome towns we belong to a regional grouping of WaW towns in or adjacent to the Shropshire Hills AONB 
The AONB WaW towns have produced this leaflet. 
Locally, as well as being represented on the Local Access Forum and getting involved in physical path work, we organise a twice-monthly walk and an annual walking festival.
The first, very successful, Wellington Walking Festival was held on October 6th and 7th 2012, we have held festivals each year since, including 2020,  our next one is due in  September 2022. Please see our Festival Page.

Here is an information sheet about the group,.
Here is our constitution


Our privacy policy is very simple. Apart from leaders, back-markers , committee members  and members of the path team, we generally store no data about members,  or those on our email list,  locally.  For leaders etc any local data kept is only contact information and is kept on password protected computers. We may  store information (email address and/or phone number) about bookings for events  locally.   All our email address are stored on MailChimp. Neither we nor they will ever share that list with anyone. 

This page has been prepared by Wellington Walkers are Welcome Management Committee. This is an ad hoc group of interested local walkers. We are not a party political organisation; we have supporters of a range of political parties, and none, on our management committee who work effectively together. The inspiration for the group came from a combination of Wellington LA21 group and Wellington Town Council without whose help this would not have been possible.

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