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: email@example.com
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
Log in to SI entries to post your entry for the 2018 WOW, scheduled for Saturday June 30th / Sunday July 1st. Sorry this is the CORRECT link.
One or two issues to sort out, entries will now open on Jan 19th watch this space for further news.
It went largely under the radar just how much effort Ed Morris put in to the Tinsel Trail.
He volunteered for a little light washing up but was soon taking on much bigger responsibilities to take care of a totally blind participant. So, Ed ended up spending huge amounts of time with multiple reccies and then preparing and researching guide running. He took time off work to fetch and transport Louise and did you see the state of him when he got back? He had blood pouring from multiple cuts and scrapes where he’d clattered through the bushes and was covered in mud from where he’d taken the falls to keep Louise on her feet.
Of his own initiative, Ed also enlisted some ladies from his gym to join the event so that they could stay near and help him out if needed.
Good news, we have reinstated the Wenlock Olympian Walk into our calendar. This year we will keep to the 50 mile clockwise route via Holdgate, Abdon Burf, Craven Arms, Acton Scott and Hope Bowdler. Entries will open Jan 8th. More information soon.
Are you joining us on the Telford Tinsel Trail on Sat. 23rd Dec.?
Final preparations are under way for the LDWA Marches Group Christmas walk.
Several group members walked the route last weekend to make a final check on the route.
We noticed a couple of points in the route description that could have been clearer so we’ve made 4 small edits (in paras 16.17, 19 and 24).
The revised RD can be downloaded here.
<tinsel trail 27 nov.docx>
A couple more important notes:
It seems the gpx file for the Tinsel Trail does not download properly.
Perhaps this method is better, if still no joy, email me and will send attachment in reply.
Tinsel Trail GPX
Entry details for all our challenge walks are on the main LDWA site and of course in Strider