Sunday 14th April 2019 - Welshpool, mid Wales

This month there will be three walks based on Welshpool.  The coach will leave school as usual at 8.00 am prompt and travel direct to Welshpool where there are toilets and where all walks finish.  Boots are essential on all walks.  After enjoying refreshments in Welshpool we will depart at 5.30pm and should be back in Formby about 7.30pm.  

The cost of travel will be £14.00 for members, £17.00 for non-members and £5.00 for Leaders, children and students in full time education.   Please make your cheques payable to Range Walking Club and ensure they are signed as it is inconvenient for the Treasurer to chase up such omissions.

Please book by email and pay online or send in your return to the Treasurer Monica Sealey before 4th April; places will be booked on the coach by the treasurer on a first come first served basis.

Cancellations: if you need to cancel or make a late booking, please contact the Treasurer on 01704 809287 or by email who will endeavour to substitute your booking from the waiting list.  If you cancel after 7th March and it is not possible to fill your place on the coach, regrettably, we will not be able to give you a refund as coaches will have been booked on initial returns.

Leaders Meeting: Monday 15th April at The Grapes commencing at 8.00pm Please will all Leaders note the change of venue to what I hope will be a quieter location.

Club Weekend 30th May – 2nd June 2019 The Club Weekend will be based In Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales and details of accommodation can be found on the following Please email me at to let me know if you plan to come on the weekend. Please book your room direct and then let me know where you are staying.


‘B+’ Walk
Distance: 11 miles
Ascent: 1350 ft
John Roberts
Edwina Roberts

Starting at Buttington we follow the Offa’s Dyke Path south eastwards climbing to Beacon Ring fort the highest point of the day.
We then continue to Pole Plantation where we drop down to the west and pass Leighton Hall on our way to Glanhafren on the Severn.
Onward to the west we go and on reaching the Shropshire Union Canal we turn north-east before leaving the canal to stroll into Powis Castle and Welshpool.


‘B’ Walk
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 1400 ft
Gill Hickmott
David Wake

From the coach park we head in a westerly direction along Welshpool’s main street to Raven’s Bridge, where we catch a glimpse of the Welshpool and Llanfair light railway terminus, before heading off up the driveway to Llanerchydol Hall and farm.
We continue westwards through the woods and fields to Glyn, then north up to Gaer and on to Moydog Fach, and Fygin Wood, before descending to Trefnant.
Here we turn north then east along a minor road past Llidiart Rhedynen to turn south down through Ty Brith woods and onto a lane leading to Cloddiau.
From here we cross a number of fields to Groespluan with a short road walk leading to a path through a Nature Reserve and back to Welshpool.


‘C’ Walk
Distance: 7.7 miles
Ascent: 1100 ft
Margaret Pegg
Steve Wright

For those with a good memory, this is a repeat of a walk from 1997.
From the centre of Welshpool we walk alongside the Shropshire Union Canal on our way to Buttington.
After joining the Offa’s Dyke path we soon start a long steady climb of 1000ft, mainly over farmland up to the hidden trig point at Beacon Rigg Fort.
This climb will be taken slowly with frequent stops being made to admire the panoramic view which gradually opns up behind us.
Our route back to the start is by woodland tracks and country lanes passing through Pant y Bwch and Lower Leighton.