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Brief History


  • 2018 onwards- please see the separate news pages.

  • 2017  (some links to photos and documents  needed) A very busy year!

    • A bid submitted by a consortium, including us , to the Telford at 50 events panel for a 50 mile route incorporating mainly existing routes, has largely succeeded. The fund was oversubscribed, so they transferred our bid to another fund for projects with a lasting legacy and reduced it , as they did to all bids, by 15%. We have accepted the offer. 

    • We are part of a new group that will be keeping the Shropshire Way clear of litter and reporting any other problems encountered see the group's Facebook page

    • Walkers are Welcome is now 10 years old (in Wellington we joined in 2010). Our secretary attended the celebratory annual get together in Hebden Bridge in October. Hebden Bridge was chosen as the venue as that is where the concept originated.

    • We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Wellington Walking Festival won the Community Event category in the Telford Active Lifestyles awards.The Wellington 360 project was a runner up in the Healthy Spaces Project category.

    • Added to the above, the Station Walkers' Information Notice Board was third in the ACORP Small Projects Award - Under £500 

    • The 2017 Wellington Walking Festival (11th - 17th September 2017) . A summary Report was published

    • In early September the path maintenance team way-marked the Main Route of the Shropshire Way from Rodington to Little Wenlock, this was in time for the launch of the main route on the Tuesday of the walking festival and for 2 of the festival walks that used the Shropshire Way , in total from Roddington to Ironbridge.

    • Sunday July 2nd Walk and AGM This was a short local walk touring 2 gardens in Wellington that belong to the committee and finishing with tea and cake and the AGM in a garden in Leegomery Rd. 

    • Monday April 10th - part of Wellington Spring Festival - Geology of The Ercall. This event started in Wellington Market Square and met Andrew Jenkinson of the Shropshire Geological Society at the Ercall car park who led a tour of the reserve and its internationally renowned quarry area.

    • Saturday April 8th - part of Wellington Spring Festival - Exploring Dothill Local Nature Reserve . This walk followed the new circular walk from Wellington Market Square which is one of the 5 "Wellington 360 - Northern Walks" . Whilst in Dothill LNR, the Friends group gave a talk about the wildlife, history and features within the reserve. There is a photo here

    • Wednesday April 5th - Launch of the Wrekin 360, Northern Walks and Wrockwardine Walks leaflets . The leaflets were launched at the Walkabout Wrekin walk (2 pm outside Wellington Leisure Centre). This walk followed the Apley route. Electronic copies are on the website,

    • We are now the proud possessors of a brush cutter. Bob and Malcolm have been on the course . There are some photos of the result's of its first use on Thursday 30th March here. On the same day Bob and the Shropshire Wild team were active in Limekiln Woods, There are photos of this too.

    • The new Walking notice board at Wellington railway station was opened by the mayor on March 23rd. The project was a collaboration between the Town Council, the Borough Council, the Station Management and Wellington Walkers Are Welcome. Funding for the board was provided by Wellington Town Council and, once installed, it was officially opened by the Mayor of Wellington on March 23rd. The board is located close to the station's main exit and was built and installed by members of the Telford & Wrekin Council Skills and Enterprise Hub (TEN) at Horsehay which offers work-based training for adults with learning disabilities. The display area was designed to be large enough to hold a number of maps & guides to walking in the Wellington area from The Wrekin Forest in the south to the wetland area of the Weald Moors in the north. There are some photos here

    • Walkers are Welcome Towns have to produce an annual report to maintain their status. Here is the Annual Report 2016 . Please take a look to see the range of activities we have undertaken in the past year. We have now had good feedback from our monitor.

  • 2016
    • Fifth Walking Festival , September 2016
  • 2015
    • Fourth Walking Festival , September 2015​
  • 2014
    • Third Walking Festival , June 2014​
  • 2013
    • Second Walking Festival , July 2013​
  • 2012
    • First Walking Festival, October 2012​
  • 2011
    • We started finding our feet, we led one walk a month and started planning our first walking festival. ​
  • 2010
    • Launch Event ​- September
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