- Range Walking Club
- Sunday 21st November
- Our next walk on Sunday, 21 November takes us to a new
area for the Club - Welshpool. The walks are based on
Glyndwrs Way and Offa's Dyke territory. All walks finish
in Welshpool where there are toilet facilities and (we
are informed) cafe facilities.
We leave school at 8.00 a.m. prompt and expect to be back in
Formby by 7.30 pm. The cost of travel is £4.00 for
adults and £2.00 for children and students (under 18
years of age). There will be a toilet stop at Ruabon on
the outward journey; where depending upon distribution of
members to each walk, we shall attempt to segregate 'B' and
'B'+ parties on one coach and 'A' and 'C' walkers on the second
coach. Please return slip with cheque (not cash) to the
school office by Thursday, 11 November.
- Starting at Buttington on the A458 we pick up Offa's Dyke
and start a long but gradual ascent eastwards to Beacon
Ring (a hill fort) from where we turn due south following
the ridge. Passing Offa's Pool we then follow the Roman
road towards Montgomery. Some 4 miles from the latter we
turn due west to Forden and the River Severn. Then
heading northwest over fields, across an aircraft runway
we wend our way to Powys Castle and pass through the
grounds of this former home of Clive of India to
Welshpool. A very variable walk taking in uplands, woods
- Distance: 13 miles
- Ascent: 1600'
- Leaders: Ian Mitchell and Arthur Jones
- 'B'+ Walk
- Starting at Meifod (on the A495 northwest of Welshpool)
this walk follows Glyndwrs Way and finishes in Welshpool.
It is undulating country with many changes of terrain and
varied scenery. There are a number of alternative routes
that can be followed depending on weather conditions and
choice of the party.
- Distance: 10 miles
- Ascent: 1200'
- Leaders: David Wake and Ian Gilmour
- 'B' Walk
- This walk commences at Llyn Du (The Black Lake) and
follows basically the route of the 'B'+ party. Alternative
routes can be built in as and when required and the walk
continues through well varied countryside to Welshpool.
- Distance: 8 miles
- Ascent: 900'
- Leaders: Ken Parks and Phil Morgan
- 'C' Walk
- The walk starts from Cil-Cewydd Bridge on the A490 south
of Welshpool town. We proceed in a southerly direction
beside the Severn River and adjacent to a new airfield.
Our route takes us across the A483 where we turn north
along the Shropshire Union Canal and then through
parkland with views of Powys Castle and onward to the
town centre where there are toilet facilities. At least
one cafe will be open. In the event of wet weather shoes
or trainers are not recommended.
- Distance: 6¼ miles
- Leaders: Joyce and Bob Blackwell