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- From August 2013 we now organise a walk on the first and third Sunday of each month, usually starting from Wellington Leisure Centre at 2 pm.
- Sunday Aug 6th Walk TBA.
The group will meet outside the leisure centre in Wellington at 2 pm as usual. The walk will last 1.5 to 2 hours.
All welcome. If you would like to come please wear suitable footwear and bring waterproof clothing. Please
contact us if you have any queries.
- September 11th to 17th 2017 - Wellington Walking Festival. Details of the events are the Festival page .
- Every Wednesday- Walking for Health. This 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 is a shorter 30 minutes option too, starting at the same meeting point and time. The last Wednesday of each month there is a 'hop' a short distance in cars
to give a wider choice of walks. See
Some of the routes are here.
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.
- Wrekin 360 Leaflets
The leaflets below were launched on April 5th 2017
- 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 a 139 mile (224 km) circular route through Shropshire. It is way-marked using a white buzzard symbol on a black
background. The local section now comes from Wrockwardine, through the Bowring Park in Wellington then ascends the Wrekin.
It then crosses the summit, continues over Little Hill and descends to a minor
road which it follows to Little Wenlock.
We arranged funding for the printing of the local sections through the Ramblers Worldwde Holidays partnership.
Here are Section 16 Ironbridge to The Wrekin and Section 17 The Wrekin to Haughmond Hill
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 19mile (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.
- Shropshire Area Ramblers
- LDWA Marches Group the local group of the Long Distance Walkers' Association
- Walkabout Wrekin the local Walking for Health group
- Walking in Telford from Telford and Wrekin Council
- Shropshire Great Outdoors from Shropshire Council
- Telford walkers "This is a friendly group for people who enjoy going on short walks (3-6 miles) in Telford and surrounding areas.
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?
Live in Telford and like short walks with others? "
- Walking with the Ancestors
a heritage trail around the town.
- Walking in Shropshire More than 310 FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county
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- Sunday July 16th Guest leader Paul Wolfe led a shortened
version of the Dawley Heritage trail .
- Sunday June 18th Tricia led a walk, in very hot weather, in the Limekiln Woods /Short Woods Area.
- Sunday June 4th Andy led a walk which was a 'hop' in shared cars to the new car park on New Works Lane. The walk looked at the work being done by the path maintenance team in Short Woods
and then went to the new Smalley Hill Nature Reserve. The committee liked it so much that we have made a last-minute change to the Walking Festival programme to include it. .
There are photos on the album page
- Sunday May 21st we co-operated with FORGE Urban Revival by holding a joint promotional walk highlighting the FORGE Arts and Craft Centre and Cafe in Crown Street,
Wellington and our recently produced free guide to circular walks exploring areas of interest to the north of Wellington .
Pam led the Apley walk from the leaflet. Walkers received a free copy of a specially commissioned souvenir postcard featuring scenes from all 5 of the routes covered by the Northern Walk guide. The postcard can now be purchased from the cafe.
- Sunday May 7th Betty led a walk from Wrockwardine, it was. loosely based on some of the Wellington 360, Wrockwardine Routes
- Easter Sunday April 16th Malcolm led a walk via the Bowring park and the current route of the Shropshire Way to Dothill.
- Monday April 10th - part of Wellington Spring Festival - Geology of The Ercall. This event started in Wellington Market Square and met
Andrew Jenkinson of the Shropshire Geological Society at the Ercall car park who led a tour
of the reserve and its internationally renowned quarry area.
- Saturday April 8th - part of Wellington Spring Festival - Exploring Dothill Local Nature Reserve . This walk followed the new circular walk from Wellington Market Square
which is one of the 5 "Wellington 360 - Northern Walks" . Whilst in Dothill LNR, the Friends group
gave a talk about the wildlife, history and features within the reserve. There is a photo here
- April 2nd Kevin led walk to the Short Woods area.
- Sunday March 19th. Pam led a circular walk from Wellington using part of the Ironbridge Way, visiting Leegomery, Hadley and Ketley
- Sunday March 5th. Naomi led a 'hop' to try out one of the walks from Wrockwardine, which is our newer publication in the pipeline.
We travelled in shared cars to Longdon on Tern to start the walk. Some of us can be seen by the aqueduct here.
- Sunday February 19th. Pam led a snowdrop walk to Dothill and Apley.
- Sunday February 5th. Tricia led a walk to the guillotine locks at Hadley Park.
- Sunday January 15th Kevin led a walk up the Ercall. The route is here
- Sunday January 1st - A walk in the Woods As a break from the North , Pam led this walk to the South.
- Sunday December 18th Tricia led this walk to Apley and back to try out the last of the walks in our proposed new leaflet of walks to the North of the town.
The approximate route is here
- Sunday December 4th Pam led a walk to Dothill and back to try out one of the walks in out proposed new leaflet of walks to the North of the town. The route is here and
a shot of the new henge is here
- 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
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Last updated 24th July 2017