Sunday Walks All Start at 10.00am 

 

 

Walks 2022

Coach Trip to Shrewsbury

Long walk option

Sunday June 19th 2022

 

The coach to drop off the walkers about 1km north of Cressage on the B4380 at about 9.30am.

 

The walk has been planned along the Severn Way long distance path which is picked up about 250m from the drop off point and is then followed through Eyton on Severn to the Roman site at Wroxeter. This is an English Heritage site but we see quite a lot from our route past the ruins. From here we follow the B4380 to meet the B5061 which takes us to Attingham Park, a deer park and mansion in the custody of the National Trust. Here I expect us to have our picnic lunch as the deer park is open to all, if we are all NT members then the cafe, toilets, garden etc will also be accessible if not then we can restrict ourselves to the deer park for a picnic.

We leave the park at our entrance gate and resume the walk along the Severn Way, and shortly pick up the river path which we leave at Emstrey. We are now on the outskirts of the town and have walked about 8.5miles. I regret that the Severn Way, for this part of the long distance path, follows a couple of roads and of the 8.5 miles about 4.5 miles are on roads, some with grass in the middle, some where we will need to walk single file, and some where there is a footpath/pavement. At Emstrey we have a choice of options.  

 

1). To walk through the roads/houses etc and try to pick up footpaths into the centre of town, might be a combination of paths and roads. Total distance about 11 miles.

2). To request our coach to come out from town, pick us up and take us to the coach park at Abbey Foregate, a ten minute walk from the centre.

3). To catch a local bus should a service be available from near here. (When we did the recci route 19 took us into town but it does not operate on a Sunday, trying to check if another service is available near to here). If one is available please carry your bus pass should you have one.

 

Depending upon how much time we spend in Attingham park, and that may depend upon how many are NT members, I would expect us to reach Emstrey between 2.00pm and 3.00pm giving a reasonable chance to get into the town centre up to 2 hours before the coach will depart for home, less time if we have to walk into town.

 

Tony Dixon

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Shrewsbury Shorter Walk.

Because a linear walk into Shrewsbury would be mainly through urban areas, we have planned a circular walk from the coach park in central Shrewsbury.  This will be 5.6 miles and will take in some beautiful parks and gardens, riverside paths and some of historic locations in the city.  There are no stiles and  only a few gentle  uphill gradients, but some flights of steps.  Most of the paths are easy walking with no mud (as of yesterday).