The Marches group organise a number of challenge walks with a well respected pedigree amongst LDWA members. In addition we have been developing a programme of social walks, taking members to many little known areas within Shropshire and Herefordshire.
For all Marches event entry details goto
Marches Group LDWA official site
I know you all hate on-line surveys, I certainly do , but please could all members have a look at this one. We have over 200 members, many of you I have never met or just punched your tally at a checkpoint or fed you some lovely homemade soup. We would like to know a little more about you and what you think of us.
This year's AGM will now be held on SATURDAY March 18th at the Stiperstones Inn, starting at 10.00am to be followed by a 10 mile group walk over Pontesford Hill. For attendance or apologies reply here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At our meeting tonight it was decided that we would not have enough experienced members available in July to hold what has become a regular event.
We are sorry for anyone who has already made arrangements around taking part.
Windy but mild, great hats, great bran tube, great route - thanks to all, marshals, refreshers and entrants. A merry Christmas and here are the results. Hopefully some pics in the Shropshire Star later this week. Times assume an 8.00am start, adjust if you set off later.
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Getting near to Christmas, Stretton time trial on Sunday, Cardington Cracker next week but save your energy for the Pulverbatch Plum Pudding Plod. You will enjoy the kids bouncing on your stomach at 6.00 in the morning much better after a nice plod over the Longmynd.
Download full route and maps at www.marchesgroupldwa.eu/forms/plod2016.doc
First leg shown below
A tough route from Norbury, plenty of great views says Neil, which reads plenty of climbs!
Entries now open on-line at
A provisional list of finishers can be found here. Congratulations to all who completed and many thank to all the marshals and supporters.
List of finishers - Click Here
Saturday 25th February
Challenge Event - 25ml. in 10hr. From Norbury village hall (post code SY9 5DX), which is some 5 miles NE of Bishops Castle, just off the unclassified road going up the East Onny Valley towards Bridges Youth Hostel . Another new and undisclosed route, over the scenic and testing country of the Shropshire Hills AONB .
Entry details for all our challenge walks are on the main LDWA site and of course in Strider