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News from 2016
- 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
- Sunday November 20th Naomi led a walk to Wrockwardine and back to try out another of the walks in out proposed new leaflet of walks to the North of the town.
The route is here
- On Wednesday November 16th Naomi took advantage of leading a Walkabout Wrekin walk to try out another of the routes in the proposed new leaflet of walks to the North of the town.
This one was to the Admaston The route is here
- Saturday November 12th Extra event- Nordic Walking in Apley Woods. Thanks to Bev for running this, those who went greatly enjoyed it.
- Sunday November 6th Betty led the first of the walks to try out routes in the proposed new leaflet of walks to the North of the town.
This one was to the guillotine locks at Hadley Park and the Hurley Brook. The route is here and
a couple of shots of Turnip Lock are here
- Sunday October 16th Kevin led a walk to Short Woods.
- The rest of the committee nominated our secretary for the Telford and Wrekin Active LifeStyle Awards, here she is receiving a runner up award.
- Photographic Competition The photos show what a variety of scenery we have and what activities are possible in our corner of the world, and also what talented photographers we have.
The winner is Malcolm Skelton for a photograph of a deer taken on the Spring around the Wrekin walk. They must have been a very quiet group , at that point at least.
The entries that received votes are here.
- Sunday October 2nd Betty led a 'hop' to Lawley. Here is the route.
- The Walking Festival is over for another year , apart from feedback and the photographic competition. From all accounts it went well.
Many thanks to the leaders and the participants who all made the work in organising this seem worthwhile.
- There was a consultation on the future of the Shropshire Way, currently this goes through the edge of Wellington, from Powder Lane through to Christine Avenue. We would like to keep it Wellington on the route.
The consultation, which closed on 18th September, is here.
- Sunday September 4th Naomi led a walk from Priorslee that incorporated both lakes and Snedshill. The route is here .
- The Path Maintenance Group have been very active recently , in the Town, in Dothill and in Limekiln Wood. See the paths page .
- Sunday August 21st Pam led a walk to the guillotine locks at Hadley.
- Sunday August 7th Kevin led a walk to the Limekiln Wood and Short Wood area. The route is here .
- Sunday July 17th Tricia led a walk to Apley via Leegomery.
- Sunday July 3rd Naomi led a walk to the reservoir then over the dairy Pits and the Ercall. Here are some of the walkers enjoying the view from the Ercall.
- On 30th June the path maintenance group recleared the bottom section of the Wrekin Link . See some photos. The best way to keep this path open is for as many people as possible to walk it.
The path leaves Wrockwardine Road towards the top of the first rise. Coming from Wellington , Wrockwardine Road passes under the railway bridge then ascends. Very shortly, on the right there is a house and, at the end of its drive, a wooden signpost.
Turn right here , climb the stile then keep straight on, following the hedgerow down to another stile then to a third stile at the level of the railway line.
Climb this stile then carry on, along the cleared section, to eventually reach a bridge over the railway line at Admaston. Cross the bridge, then after a very short while,
you can turn left to Admaston or carry on to meet the Wellington Link , turn right on this and end up back in Wrockwardine Rd. This route, together with an alternative approach from Powder Lane on the new route of the Shropshire Way, is shown on the OS maps of the area.
Unfortuately this section of the Shropshire Way is difficult to follow at present. We have reported it.
- Sunday June 19th Betty led a 'hop' from Admaston, which they reached in shared cars from Wellington.
- Our 6th AGM was held on Sunday 12th June, it was preceeded by a short walk and tea and cake.
Here are the papers, including last year's and this year' s minutes.
- We have produced a newsletter about the various things happening this summer, a pdf version is here
- Sunday June 5th Kevin led a walk to the Ercall
- Sunday May 15th Pam led a walk to Ketley, Newdale and Arleston using the Ironbridge Way in part.
- Sunday May 1st Betty led a walk to Limekiln Woods in search of bluebells. They found some as this picture shows.
- Sunday April 17th 2016. Naomi led a 'hop' from Coalbrookdale. It was not as muddy as had been feared, but there were a few bluebells and plenty of wooden steps. There are some photos on the album page
- We have now had excellent feedback from our monitor in our Annual Report for 2015 . Walkers are Welcome Towns have to produce an annual report to maintain their status. This year we have decided to publish our report,
it can be found
here . Please take a look to see the range of activities we have undertaken in the past year.
- Wellington Town Council Grant application - successful We have been successful in a grant application to Wellington Town Council- for which we are very grateful.
- We have revised the information leaflet about the group which now includes a membership form, a pdf version is here
- On April 5th Walkabout Wrekin and Wellington Walkers are Welcome held a joint information stall at the Princess Royal Hospital. Let's hope that some of the enquiries lead to more walkers. We have 2 more stalls coming up in June and August.
There are some photos on the album page
- Sunday April 3rd 2016. Kevin led a walk to Short Woods using the new diversion around Steeraway.
The diversion was easy to follow but very muddy. There are some photos on the album page
- Veolia Telford and Wrekin Envirogrant Scheme Grant application - unsuccessful We applied for a grant for the printing of a new walk leaflet we are hoping to produce, but we have been unsuccessful, We still hope to produce the leaflet and find other funding to enable us to print it.
- Sunday March 20th 2016. Pam led a walk to Tee Lake and Apley Woods.
- The Bradt Slow Travel guide to Shropshire, by Marie Kreft , for which we contributed a walk, has been published and looks very good.
- Sunday March 6th 2016. Naomi led a walk over the Ercall, returning via the golf course. Here is the route.
- Sunday February 21st 2016. Philip led a 'hop' , around then over the shoulder of the Wrekin.
- Sunday 7th January 2016 Betty led a walk along the newly cleared Wrekin Link.
- Thursday 28th January 2016 We held a special path maintenance group working party on the Wrekin Link , joint with Severn Gorge Countryside Trust. The Wrekin Link now looks very different, see some photos and the paths page .
- Sunday January 17th 2016. Naomi led
a 'hop' (a short drive in shared cars followed by a walk), to the Lightmooor area.
Here is the route.
- Sunday January 3rd 2016. Pam led a New Years' Resolution Walk to the Leegomery area.
- See previous walks page for details of our earlier Sunday walks
- Photos of many of our walks are
on our album page .
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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
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of Wellington LA21 group and
Wellington Town Council without whose help this would not have been possible.
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Last updated 7th January 2017