With immediate effect the Stirchley walk is moving to Monday, the Town Park Walk on Monday is currently not running. We have hopes of restarting the Thursday Town Park walk soon, the Friday walk is running.
We are pleased to announce our first new walk since the start of the lockdowns in 2020. Starting on April 19th 2021 at 11.00 amm there will be a Grade 2 walk from outside the cafe at the Bowring Park in Wellington. We have plans for another in South Telford too, watch this space.
Most of our walks restarted in the week beginning March 29th. The eased restrictions also allowed us to hold the demo walk for our new trainee leaders. Here they are with 3 familiar faces . Look out for an announcement of a new walk too.
As previously announced Ramblers Walking for Health scheme will become Ramblers Wellbeing Walks during 2021.
We held a General Meeting of leaders, volunteers and walkers via Zoom on February 24th at 2 pm. This was well attended and pleasant. We decided to go with the Ramblers new scheme for a year, but, during this year, there will be a working party to carefully plan an independent future, or to recommend staying with the Ramblers.
Please be assured that whichever way we go our walks will remain essentially the same.
Ramblers Walking for Health scheme will become Ramblers Wellbeing Walks during 2021. You can see the background to this here . Note this was revised on 19th February. We need to decide whether to stay with the Ramblers or become independent.
We are calling a General Meeting of leaders, volunteers and walkers to plan our next actions. The meeting will be on Zoom on February 24th at 2 pm. Please confirm your attendance and obtain the link by emailing [email protected] . If you can’t attend the meeting, please send your comments to the same email address
Just to confirm that all our walks are currently suspended.
Greetings from all the committee.
For the second year, the Shawbirch group decided that, instead of sending each other cards, they would have a collection for the Severn Hospice which is on their patch. The picture shows Malcolm handing over the money (well, with a big wipe-off cheque for the same amount). A win-win situation, good for the hospice, feels good for the walkers, good for publicity for them and us and good for the environment (as the appetite for printed cards diminishes). Well done Shawbirch. If we think in time next year, perhaps other walks would like to join in.
Latest News: The Stirchley walk will be re-starting on December 8th after all, thanks to Jane, one of our committee members, who has led at Stirchley before.
We are pleased to be able to tell you that our walks can restart from Wednesday December 2nd.
Update: The only pre-lockdown walks that are not restarting are Stirchley on a Tuesday and Town Park on a Thursday (Monday and Friday are running) . All the others including Apley (pictured below) are definitely restarting.
We had a successful, though different, AGM via Zoom on 17th November . Malcolm Skelton was awarded the Alf Clewes shield, 5 walk leaders were awarded certificates for their extra help during the summer , Iris Warnock, one of our older walkers, was awarded a certificate for her exploits (walking the Telford T50 50 Mile Trail in sections, amongst other walks) . Following Steve’s wish to relinquish the chair, we have a new chair, Naomi Wrighton, who thanked Steve for his stint as chair. Finally, Tristan Haynes gave a very interesting. talk on the Telford Woods project https://www.smallwoods.org.uk/en/what-we-do/projects/telford-woods-2/