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Here is the route for this year's Wem Winter Wonderland.
According to Roger its "The perfect antidote to Christmas shopping. Dress code- Santa hats and reindeer antlers. Fun and frivolity for the Christmas season"
If you have never done the Marches pre Christmas amble before come prepared.
In addition to all the kit needed for a strenuous dayout in December you must bring a Santa or otherwise silly hat and a present (not more than £2) for the bran tub and (there will be NO PLASTICS) bring a mug.
All entry details are here
Cakes are great but walking is even better. Join us on the Corvedale Cakewalk and enjoy both. If you have sampled the cakes on previous WOWs you will know what I mean.
From the historic Church of Holdgate in the heart of the Corvedale the route climbs to Abdon Burf, the highest point in Shropshire. Both routes return via the Jack Mytton Way to Tugford, The short route then returns to Holdgate while the long route climbs Wenlock Edge for superb views out to Mid Wales There will be 2 checkpoints on the long route and one on the short route to ensure that you are properly refreshed and a fine barbecue (included in entry fee) to welcome you home.
Entries open 1st December
Enter here at SIentries
The 2019 South Shropshire Circle is full already. A waiting list has been set up you can go to the SIentries site to add your name.
Once again, Phil has filled this always popular event.
If you are lucky enough to be in, checkout the website for the latest information.
We have had too few entries for this year's WOW to be run as a fully supported challenge walk. The event is to be walked as a group walk with options and details below. All original entry fees will be returned .. We are sorry for any inconvenience this has caused but would be interested in any comments as to why this previously well attended event has not attracted sufficient numbers.
The Group walk details:-
From The Priory Hall, The Bullring, Much Wenlock, Shropshire TF13 6HS. Meet outside the hall The walk starts at the grave of William Penny Brookes the father of the modern Olympic movement in the picturesque small town of Much Wenlock, and is part of the annual Wenlock Olympian Games. The route follows the Shropshire Way to the Church at Holdgate. It then climbs Abdon Burf before heading to Craven Arms before tackling a few more Shropshire hills on the return route to Much Wenlock
Those wishing to walk the first half - Wenlock - Craven Arms- should meet at 7.20 at the CASCA car park, Newington Way Craven Arms to share lifts to Wenlock. Walkers should bring food and drink but you will be met along the route with refreshments and the opportunity of a lift!
Janet Pitt-Lewis 5 Rad Valley Gardens Shrewsbury SY3 8AU Tel: 01743 236122
50ml. Starting in Telford Town Park this is a route connecting the green spaces of Telford. Start at Telford Town Park near the park information centre where refreshments can be purchased. (GR SJ 699 082). The route can be downloaded at https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1979103/TelfordT5050MileTrail. This route has been designed to mark the 50 years since the founding of Telford New Town. It is to be launched on the 16th June at 10am in the Town Park with various local walking groups and running groups aiming to cover the 50 miles in sections. Being LDWA members we of course thought of walking the lot - especially as one of our members has been involved in the creation of the route.We aim to walk at a steady pace with opportunities for purchasing refreshments along the way. C: Janet Pitt Lewis, 5 Rad Valley Gardens T: 07966477043. E: firstname.lastname@example.org
AGM Sunday 11th Feb - 10.00am Wem Scout Hut
I guess the words Risk Asseement and AGM do not sound as much fun as the South Shropshire Circular or the Telford Tinsel Trail, but without the former there would be no latter. So if you can spare an hour or two please come along and chip in with your pennyworth.
Minutes of 2017 meeting
Entry details for all our challenge walks are on the main LDWA site and of course in Strider