What we're about

This is a friendly group for people who enjoy going on short walks (3-8 miles) in Telford and surrounding areas of Shropshire and Staffordshire.

Telford is surrounded by countryside and has lots of green space, so nature and industrial heritage are quite accessible. If you want to meet people and engage in a healthy pastime, why not join us for a walk?

We do not charge an annual subscription, but as a not for profit organisation, we would appreciate donations when members go on walks. To cover the Meet Up administration costs and public liability insurance, 50p is a suggested amount but it must be stressed that this is an entirely voluntary donation>

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RULES

We are a friendly group who rarely experience problems, but some rules are important so that the walks are enjoyable and safe for everyone. Walkers are also reminded that they assume their own risks and responsibilities when participating.

1. Changing your mind and cancellations

Walks can be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions. You should check the page for the walk on the morning before setting out.

If you have RSVP'd yes to a walk but you find you are unable to attend, then please let us know by changing your RSVP, or leaving a message on the page for the walk. If this happens within 2 hours of the start of a walk, please text or call the walk leader (see below).

2. Lateness and getting there

Directions to the start point will be posted on the site, together with a link to a map. Postcodes can cover a wide area in semi-rural locations, so you should not totally rely on satnavs.

If you are going to be late please ring or text the walk leader to let them know. The number will be posted on the page for the walk. The number for the group organiser (Tony) is 07711 950964

3. Footwear and clothing

You should check the page for the walk for any special advice about footwear and clothing. Most of our walks are short and on proper paths, but some walks may be very muddy. If there is nothing to the contrary on the walk page, you should be ok wearing walking boots, strong trainers or other good footwear. Flip-flops and high heels are examples of footwear which are unsuitable. It is your own responsibility to ensure you are adequately clothed (and have brought waterproofs if it is a rainy day or rain is forecast). Anyone deemed to be wearing inadequate clothing or footwear may be excluded from the walk at the discretion of the walk leader.

4. Dogs

You may bring well-behaved dogs to the walk, but they must be accompanied by a responsible adult and kept on a lead at all times.

5. Age range / children

Children may attend the walk, provided they are at least 10 years old. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult (aged 18+). There is no upper age limit on our walks.

6. Medical and fitness

It is your responsibility to decide whether or not you are fit enough to attend the walks; you should read the page for the walk, which should give you an indication of the difficulty and length. In the very unlikely event that someone is obviously incapable of completing the walk, then they may be excluded at the discretion of the leader.

If you become unwell or have an accident during a walk, please notify the leader immediately. Leaders are not medically trained, do not have first aid kits, but they will carry a mobile phone.

7. Photography

Photographers are welcome on our walks. However, you should obtain permission if you photograph other members of the group or their guests (and if that person is a child, you must also obtain the permission of their accompanying adult).

8. Alcohol and drugs

You are not permitted to attend our walks if you are under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. Anyone who appears to be impaired by alcohol or drugs may be removed from the walk at the discretion of the walk leader.

9. Leaving the walk early

It is acceptable to leave a walk earlier than the agreed end point, however you must ensure you notify the walk leader.

10. Following the leader

Participants should follow the route set by the leader.

11. Miscellaneous

Anyone who refuses to comply with the reasonable requests of the leader, disrupts the walk, or whose behaviour is grossly offensive or dangerous to others may be removed from the walk at the discretion of the walk leader.

After receiving several comments from members concerning people asking for lifts; would all walkers please refrain from either personally asking or phoning other members for lifts to walks. If you should require a lift, would you please post a request on the meet up message board for that walk. This will then ensure that no member feels obliged or embarrassed into giving someone a lift.

Upcoming events (4+)

Our ( 500th ) Event. Newport Canal, Edgmond Circular ( 5 1/4 Miles )

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Why not come and join us to celebrate the groups 500th event since the group started all of those years ago. We will be going for that celebratory drink after the walk and you are all very welcome to join us if you can. We will be walking along canal towpaths and open countryside. We walk to Edgmond and pass a Chapel at Longford. On a clear day you will be able to have great views of the Wrekin and of the Lilleshall Monument. This walk will take 2hrs. There might be mud in places especially after rain fall, walking boots are recommended. There is a 7 minute walk along a quiet lane. There are a couple of stiles to get over and kissing gates to walk through. There are no steep hills just gradual inclines to walk up. You might like to bring something to eat and drink, weather permitting we can have a few minutes break at the top of Aston Hill.

Just a gentle reminder with all of Telford Walkers walks we would appreciate a voluntary donation of 50p per walk. This is to cover the meetup Administration costs. Many thanks

Route
We will make our way along the old canal heading towards Edgmond through fields where we then walk through the village of Edgmond. The paths then take us towards Longford where we pass a Chapel.
A small amount of lane walking heading then onto Aston Hill where on a clear day we can get the great views of the Wrekin and of the Lilleshall Monument.
From there we make our way down a quiet lane heading back towards Newport and then onto the car park, then onto the New Inn or similar for that well earned drink.

Haughton & Derrington exploratory 6.3/4 miles

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Relatively flat walking along a dismantled railway and field paths with some walking on quiet lanes. Walking boots recommended for muddy sections around Bury Ring.Parking is restricted in Haughton so we will be on the lookout for a bigger parking area in Derrington for a future group walk.

Myddle Gough Walk 1 Extended

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This is a 6 mile walk starting from the village hall at 10am in the small town of Myddle near Shrewsbury (postcode is SY4 3RP). There will be fields and lanes to navigate which can get a bit muddy so good footwear and appropriate gear is necessary. There is the occasional awkward stile to cross. There are no major hills just undulating countryside so easy/moderate walking. We have to cross a busy road in one or two places so care is necessary. We will take a short stop halfway as usual for snacks and drinks. After the walk there is the Red Lion pub for drinks/food if you wish. This is right next to the parking area and there is an outside seating area if you have brought a dog.
There is also parking in the town streets if necessary. Myddle is to the north of Shrewsbury just off the A528.
This is a new walk not done before and is different from the Myddle Round and Myddle Gough 6 walks we have so far completed though some parts of the routes overlap.

Wheaton Aston and Lapley Circuit

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The walk begins in the archetypal English village, Wheaton Aston, and goes across some of the finest farmland in the county. The walk continues through the beautiful splendour of Lapley village including the church, passing the rolling fields and ending with a walk along the historic 'Shroppie' canal. Total distance is approaching 7.5 miles and the walk will take 3 to 4 hours.
Parking: We start from The Village Hall car park, Hawthorne Road in Wheaton Aston. Postcode is ST19 9NG. If this gets filled there is overflow parking in the side roads nearby.
Refreshments after at the Hartley Arms, Wheaton Aston just along the main road. There are no major hills and only the occasional stile.

Past events (499)

Coalbrookdale Braggers Hill

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