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- We organise a walk on the first and third Sunday of each month, usually starting from Wellington Leisure Centre at 2 pm.
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- Every Wednesday- Walking for Health. The longer option is a fairly brisk walk at 2 pm for about 60- 90 minutes. The walk starts from outside Wellington Leisure centre.
Now , April 2017, there are two shorter options, lasting about 1 hour and about 30 minutes too, starting at the same meeting point and time. The thirty minute walk is designed as an entry level walk and is much slower than the others.
The last Wednesday of each month there is a 'hop' a short distance in cars
to give a wider choice of walks. See
Walking for Health , Telford & Wrekin
- Early notification: September 10th - 16th 2018, Wellington Walking Festival
Walks from Wellington
Wellington Town Council, with input from Wellington History Group and
published a Wellington leaflet. The leaflet
gives a flavour of the history of the town on one side and details some
local walks on the other.
The walks on the leaflet are shown below and summarised in postcard form here .
The walks open in a new window. From the walk pages the maps are best
viewed as 'satellite', the scale can be reduced or expanded to suit, and
the area to be viewed can be changed
by using the arrows. Each of these were walked during the 2013 walking festival.
- For a map to the Wrekin Forest Trails waymarks see Wrekin Forest Trails facebook group
- Wrekin 360 Leaflets
The leaflets below were launched on April 5th 2017
- Northern Walks. Five walks to the North of the town, ranging from 3.5 miles to 5 miles.
- Wrockwardine Walks. Seven walks from the village of Wrockwardine, ranging from 1 mile to 7.75 miles.
- A local problem path which we often clear is the Wrekin Link, we avoided using it on any of the Northern Walks, as of August 2017 it is clear, here is a route using it
- New walk around the Ercall and The Wrekin The Royal Geographical Society, as part of its Discovering Britain series, have produced a new walk around the Ercall and the Wrekin.
The 8 mile walk is a circuit of The Wrekin and surrounding area and tells the story of the mountain and its surrounding area including its geological diversity, ecological diversity, prehistoric features and human activities over the centuries.
The walk was created by local historian George Evans with a little help from his son, Paul. It is a self-guided walk presented in both audio format (with commentary by George and Paul) and written format.
Both can be downloaded for free from the Discovering Britain website.
Long distance paths passing through Wellington
The Shropshire Way
is being rebranded as a 120 mile Southern circular route which pases through Wellington and was launched during our walking festival on Tuesday 12th Sept.
The main route is now way-marked using a white buzzard symbol on a orange background.
The local section now comes from Roddington, through Allscot Mill then Bratton and through the centre of Wellington. it then ascends the Wrekin,
crosses the summit, continues over Little Hill and descends to a minor
road which it follows to Little Wenlock.
Planned is a 70 mile Northern main route circular, also based on Shrewsbury, with a spur to Whitchurch.
We arranged funding for the printing of the former local sections through the Ramblers Worldwde Holidays partnership.
Here are Section 16 Ironbridge to The Wrekin (still current) and Section 17 The Wrekin to Haughmond Hill (the old route)
The Hope House Way
is a 335 mile (539km) long-distance walk through mid Wales and the Marches.
It is a circular route, with its official start and finish by the Community Clock in the
Market Square in Wellington. The route was created by the Rotary Club of The
Wrekin in order to raise funds for the Hope House Children's Hospices. The start of the route ascends The Wrekin,
and continues down the ridge on the Shropshire Way route. It follows the Shropshire Way towards Little Wenlock.
The end of the route also passes over The Wrekin.
The Hutchison Way
is a 19 mile (30km) route from Wellington to Newport. It is named in honour of
late former Chief Executive of (the then) Wrekin Council, David Hutchison. It is way-marked using named
maroon arrows on a white disc. The route starts outside Wellington Town Civic and Leisure
Centre. It goes to the foot of The Wrekin, skirts the base of the Ercall and continues via the Golf course to Steeraway Farm.
It then heads off in the direction of Telford Town Centre.
The Silkin Way
is a 14 mile (22km) walking and cycling route, partly on the line of old railway tracks, running across Telford from
north to south. It starts at Bratton, just north of Wellington and goes through Dothill,
passing just behind the Princess Royal Hospital on its way to Leegomery. It eventually
arrives via Telford Town Centre, at Coalport in the Ironbridge Gorge.
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- Sunday December 17th Malcolm led a walk to the Leegomery area.
- Sunday December 3rd Guest leader Paul Wolfe led a walk which explored part of the Dawley Heritage walk. Part of the route focussed on the Dawley Springwell Pit Disaster of 1872. It turns out that the youngest killed is the great great uncle of our footpath maintenance organiser.
- Sunday November 19th Kevin led a walk over the Ercall.
- Sunday November 5th Naomi led this walk which was a trial for a short section of a planned 50-mile route around Telford.
The route is here.
- Sunday October 15th Malcolm led a 'hop' in shared cars to the Wrekin, followed by a walk around the Wrekin.
- Sunday October 1st Naomi led a walk in the Limekiln Woods area. The route is here
- September 11th to 17th 2017 - Wellington Walking Festival. Details of the walks are on the Festival page .
- Earlier Sunday Walks are on our previous walks page.
This page has been prepared by
Wellington Walkers are Welcome Management Committee.
This is an ad hoc group of interested local walkers. We are not a party political organisation;
we have supporters of a range of political parties, and none, on our management committee who work effectively together.
The inspiration for the
group came from a combination
of Wellington LA21 group and
Wellington Town Council without whose help this would not have been possible.
Wellington Walkers are Welcome Management Committee
contact us or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 18th January 2018