- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 10th February
- The February walk, which leads us to the Annual
"Hot-Pot" Supper, will take place on Sunday,
10th February. The walks are centred on the Ellesmere
Lake District, in Shropshire, and the Llangollen Canal
which runs through this delightful area. We are
anticipating a good turn out of walkers. of all ages,
and. hope the weather will be kind to us, to make it a
thoroughly enjoyable day. The coach will leave promptly
at 8.30 a.m. and we hope to be back in Formby before 8.00 p.m.
- Three walks have been arranged as usual. The horizontal
distance varies but the vertical distance does not. Any
walker who clocks up more than about a hundred feet of
climbing during the day will have gone far off the
planned routes!! The canal tow path and the old railway
track which will be used by the 'A' and 'B'. walks may be
very muddy in parts so boots are advisable for all
- Supper has been arranged at Drummonds Food and Wine Bar
in Ellesmere. We have been offered three alternative
meals and Drummonds would like to know in advance the
number of each dish to serve. Please indicate your choice
on the attached slip and return it as soon as possible,
at the very latest by Monday, 28th January. The cost of
the walks will be £3.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children, and the cost of the meal £2.50 per person
exclusive of drinks. It is MOST IMPORTANT that you enter
in the boxes on the return slip the dishes required by each member of your party.
All the walks may be followed on sheet 126. of the O.S.
1: 50,000 maps.
This begins at the 'Narrow Boat', a pub at the point
where the A495 Oswestry to Ellesmere road crosses the
Llangollen canal (354326) The party will follow the canal
path eastwards to (401343) and then do the 'B' walk in
Distance: 12 miles
- Leaders: Patrick Ferguson and Arthur Jones
This starts in the centre of Ellesmere, and then follows
a minor road North-east past The Mere, to a farm track,
and then onto a disused railway line at 411359. This is
followed for some distance to (437357), at which point: the
party moves onto a. minor road leading to Welshampton.
From there the B5036 leads to Hampton Bank, where the
canal is reached and followed into Ellesmere.
Distance: 8½ miles
Leaders: Phil Morgan and Ken Lamb
This starts at Bettisfiled (461358) and follows a. disused
railway westwards to (453357). From there a minor road
leads Southeast for a few hundred yards to the canal path
at (456354). The walk then follows the canal for the rest
of the way into Ellesmere.
Distance: 6 miles
Leaders: David Guiver and Paul Pugh