Here are some routes used on our regular 1st and 3rd Sunday Walks
On June19th, Malcolm and Chris led to The Ercall and Maddox Quarry, pictures as usual on Facebook.
On June 5th Chris and, new to us, leader Carol led to Apley, pictures as usual on Facebook.
On May 15th we walked to New Works. As well as being treated to the displays of wild garlic flowers and gorse, we heard the song of skylarks.
We held bluebell walks on May 1st and May 7th, The latter was part of Wellington Festival and we were happy to welcome many who had not walked with us before.
On April 17th we walked to Dothill by a more direct route and back via Apley and Leegomery.
On April 3rd we walked along the Wrekin Link to Admaston and back via Dothill, there is a report on our Facebook page.
Our March 20th walk was to the Lime kiln wood area. See the report on Facebook.
It was back to Lime Kiln Wood on March 20th, looking for signs of Spring.
We had a choice of 2 walks on March 6th, our usual 2 pm walk which looked for daffodils in Dothill plus an all-day excursion to Chirk as part of Hope House Hospices fund raising walk. The route for Chirk is here
February 20th 's walk was a rather wet Snowdrop Walk to a new venue for us, Eyton Hall. Have a look at Facebook to see how we fared.
In early February we took a 'hop' to start our walk at Horsehay and visit the newly restored Lawley Gate Well. The route is here
Our second walk of 2022 followed the Perry Way out of Wellington , went to the Hadley Park locks, and returned via Leegomery
Our first walk of 2022 followed the Shropshire Way North from the town and returned via Dothill and , briefly, Apley.
3rd October 2021 Another Little Dawley 'hop'.
Naomi led this circular route from Little Dawley. We visited the grave of the 8 young men killed in the Springwell pit disaster before turning South to the Woodside Community Orchard , then up to the Old Wynd before making our way through the older parts of Lightmoor to the Wellington and Severn Junction Railway which we followed until we returned to the T50 route back to the car park. The odd diversion was an unsuccessful search for the old canal bridge, to find it we should have continued to the watercourse before Wide Waters itself and turned left . See this excellent publication.
1st August 2021 Little Dawley 'hop'.
Malcolm led this circular route from Little Dawley. We visited Horsehay
Here is the route, except we added a walk around Horsehay Pool
There are photos here
6th December 2020 National Tree Week.
Naomi led this circular route from the leisure centre. We visited Dothilll nature reserve.
Here is the route
There is a photo here
2nd August 2020
Naomi led this circular route from the car park on New Works Lane. We visited Smalley Hill nature reserve which was new to most of the walkers. Here is a version of the planned route with turn by turn audible directions:
We actually did a slightly longer route as we were well ahead of time, so we carried on past Maddocks Hill quarry then went over the shoulder of the hill to rejoin the route:
There are a couple of photos here
5th July 2020
We continued our cautious restart to activities. Malcolm led this circular route from the Leisure Centre, via Bowring Park and Powder Lane, crossing Murphy’s field then cross country through Sunnylands and The Wrekin Link and into Dothill LNR. Here they took some of the lesser paths but still visiting the new sign posts (no excuse for getting lost in the reserve now) and found ‘The Woodpecker Monument’ – see the photos here.
Returning by doing an almost complete circuit of the lake now the path at the Severn Drive end is fully open, then past Dothill Pool and across the playing field off Parklands and Crescent Road.
The route can be seen here:
21st June 2020
We made a cautious restart to activities by holding a booking only, socially distanced, walk. The walk was advertised to the mailing list. We followed the T50 up the Ercall, including the top loop, then, still on the T50, went round to the quarry floor. There we decided we were happy to do a longer walk, so we came over the Dairy Pits and back across the golf course. The route is here https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5132283763 (Distance 4.77 mi | Time 2:16:50 | Pace 28:39 min/mi | Elevation 724 ft ) we were held up a bit by mud, which wasn't too bad, after the wooden walk way towards the Dairy Pits finished. Without the walk way we wouldn't have attempted it in the current conditions. There is a photo here.
March 15th 2020
February 16th 2020
February 2nd 2020
A walk to Steeraway, then Arleston Village then through Ketley Dingle and Leegomery .
The full route can be viewed here.
January 19th 2020
January 5th 2020
March 17th 2019
Daffodil Walk. They used the Shropshire Way/T50 to Dothill Pool and then continued to Apley Woods through the Apley Castle entrance to the terraced gardens then straight on to meet Silkin Way/T50 to Leegomery where we did a circuit of Leegomery Pool. They returned via Grainger Drive to the PRH roundabout then took the path through the green space opposite Charlton School and headed back to the centre along Whitchurch Road and through the churchyard. They saw lots of varied daffodils as well as blossom and other Spring flowers. Route: click here Photos here.
March 3rd 2019
Walk in the rain to Arleston to use a path cleared the previous Thursday. Route: Please click here.
February 17th 2019
February 3rd 2019
January 20th 2019
December 2nd 2018
November 4th 2018
May 6th 2018
Bluebell walk for Wellington Spring Festival.
Over the Ercall onto the slopes of the Wrekin. 5.25 miles. Photo here.
Route: Please click here
February 4th 2018
Leegomery and Apley via Dot Hill. 4.9 miles
Please click here
January 7th 2018
Lime kiln woods Circular. 4.6 miles.
Please click here