Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers

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News & Information Updates

NEW PATH NEWS: Consortium including TES Ramblers won over £2000 funding to open a new local 50 mile walking route.

T50 Waymarker sign final OT 2 large 1To mark Telford's 50th birthday anniversary celebrations, a new 50 mile walking route to link Telford's open green spaces opened 16 June 2018.

The Telford 50 50 Mile Trail is a circular long walking route starting from Telford Town Park. It joins up with all the major long distance paths that cross the Telford and Wrekin Local Authority from north to south and east to west. Wherever you live in the Local Authority you are only  a short walk away from the path and are able to use the route to get to anwhere else in Telford and Wrekin. We were given £1700 from T & W Council and £650 from EnviroGrant, Veolia's Environmental Fund, to help develop the route, support it with a website and leaflets. We launched it at a mass walk event 16 June 2018. You can read more about this exciting project on the footpaths  section of this website

Information update: Telford & East Shropshire Ramblers' campaign for new Gorge paths around Ironbridge Power Station.

Buildwas Power Station in Ironbridge

We have been invited by the new owners of the Ironbridge Power Sation to take part in a private workshop 27 September in advance of the public consulations to discuss the future of the site.  Our campaign for new rights of way here was featured in the Shropshire Star and Telford Journal and continues to  attract wide support, including support from some key decision makers. You can read all about it on the Campaigns section of this website. 

Hutchinson Way 2Information update: Telford & East Shropshire Ramblers adoption of the Hutchison Way results in improvements!

We have just got new waymarks and permission to remark this path from the Council. Nearly all the original waymarks and signposts have been damaged or disappeared. Our Footpath Maintenance Group looked after The Hutchison Way during 2017, clearing undergowth, improving signage and reporting  problems to Telford & Wrekin Council. This important long distance footpath (pictured left) links the towns of Wellington and Newport and connects with the Silkin Way: using these two paths one can walk on green ways to any part of Telford & Wrekin. Our work got a mention on the Telford Facebook page with before and after photos.

Read more about the footpaths maintenance group's work on their section of this website. We continued to improve The Hutchison Way during 2018 and are now beinning a programme to re-waymark the entire route from September onwards. Please continue to report problems to us.

Information update: Telford & East Shropshire Ramblers  was featured in both Spring and Winter 2017 and Summer 2018 editions of Walk Magazine

There was a photo of our Path Maintenance Team in action on Offa's Dyke in the Spring edition of Walk Magazine and our Festival of Winter Walks Ramble was featured in the Winter edition  of Walk magazine and a report on the Telford T50 50 Mile Trail in Summer 2018 - well done guys and gals - you are famous!

Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers Group NEWSLETTER AND ANNUAL REPORT 

Newsletter Cover Sept 2018We publish two newsletters a year about our Group's activities and Ramblers local campaigns, plus interesting acticles and information about Telford & East Shropshire Ramblers and walking in our local area. You can read and download our March 2017 newsletter here. You can read and download our September 2017 newsletter here. You can downlaod and read our March 2018 newsletter here. You can download our latest September 2018 newsletter here.

We produce a full detailed report each year to our members about how officers of the Group Committee have been working on their behalf at the AGM. You can download and read the papers for our AGM Annual Report 2018. If you would like to read it you can download a copy of the 2017 AGM Annual Report booklet. We also report to the Shropshire Area AGM about how our Group has contributed to each of the four charitable aims of the Ramblers over the last twelve months, you can download a copy of our 2017 Annual Report to Area.


Telford and & East Shropshire Ramblers Group WALK WITH US INFORMATION LEAFLET 

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We publish a two page A4 tri folded full colour information leaflet which gives you all the essential information you need if you are a newcomer to the Group. If you are wondering about where we walk, what we do and are perhaps thinking about walking with us and possibly joining us, download your own copy by clicking on the image right. You can read about TES Ramblers, see lots of photos of our group walks, find out about car sharing meeting points and what you may need to wear or bring on a walk.

Telford & East Shropshire Ramblers Group WALK INFORMATION LEAFLET

All our TES Group walks are published on this website under walks with full details of times, meeting points and walk descriptions. If you would like your own printed copy of the current programme you can download the leaflet by going to the About Our Walks section on this website. 

Shropshire Council's NEW MEMBERSHIP SCHEME

The team at Shropshire Council manages our rights of way, country parks and heritage sites in East Shropshire and the rest of the County. Their activities are important for all walkers. It is important to show Shropshire Council we value their efforts to help the team maintain funding levels and raise money for improvements. You can demonstrate your support by joining their new membership scheme which also gives you significant money saving benefits if you visit our country parks and heritage sites regularly and attend any of their events such as hands on wildlife identification walks and much more, you can find out about the scheme  here. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019