- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 24th November
- Our next walk on Sunday 24 November takes us to a new
area for the club Oswestry. The walks are concentrated to
the west of Oswestry in Offa's Dyke territory and there
are four walks to choose from. We leave school as usual
promptly at 8.00 a.m. and expect to be back by 7.00 p.m.
The cost of the coach is £4.00 for adults and £2.00 for
children. There will be a short toilet stop at Ruabon on
the outward journey. Please return slip with cheque (not
cash if possible) to Barbara Craine, school office, by
Thursday 14th November 1991.
Starting at Llanymynech on the A483 south of Oswestry,
the walk heads north along Offa's Dyke path, reaching a
summit at Moelydd where there are excellent views in all
directions. At Trefonen Hall, we leave Offa's Dyke path
and head northwest to Llyn Rhwddwyn and Craigrihw. Offa's
Dyke path is rejoined at G.R. 256310 and followed south
until returning through park land to Oswestry.
Distance: 14½ miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: David Poole and John Laking
- 'B'+ Walk
We start where Offa's Dyke crosses the A5 and climb up to
Tyn y Groes, see Chirk Castle to east. Descend to Chirk
Castle Mill and cross River Ceiriog before steep climb up
and along the Dyke with extensive views (On a clear day)
of Cheshire/Shropshire plains. Follow Dyke to Craignant
and Carreg-y-Big. From here follow road to Oswestry old
racecourse then return to Dyke along racecourse gallop
into woodland and descend to River Morda. Leave Dyke and
walk through parkland to join road to Oswestry past
Distance: 12 miles
- Ascent: 2000'
Leaders: David Wake and Ian Gilmour
From the village of Chirk we walk west along the bank of
the River Ceiriog under the famous parallel aqueduct and
viaduct. We join the southbound Offa's Dyke path just
south of Castle Mill at 260370.The ramparts of Chirk
Castle dominate the Ceriog Valley in this area. Often
walking on the Dyke itself and always through pleasant
and varied countryside, the route follows part of the
'B'+ walk. After approx. 3½ miles following the Dyke we
leave it at Carreg-y-Big to complete the walk through
woodland and parkland prior to the finish at Oswestry.
Distance: 9 miles
- Ascent: 1500'
Leaders: John McEvoy and Ken Parks
This is a walk offering great scenic variety. The
starting point is Selattyn (approx. 3½ miles from
Oswestry on the 84579).We join Offa's Dyke long distance
footpath and continue in a southerly direction past the
Old Racecourse from where there are distant views of
Snowdonia to the west and the Long Mynd to the south. At
the Llanforda Mill (PH) we turn eastward walking through
meadows to Oswestry.
Distance: 8 miles
Leaders: Joyce and Bob Blackwell.