Walks

A Ramble and Real Ale in Hodnet

On Saturday 21st September, Hodnet Footpath Group has arranged an afternoon walk from The Bear Inn, Hodnet, up to Marchamley and then back via Long Lane and a field path to Hodnet running past the Hearn.

We’ll meet outside The Bear at 2pm for this walk, which is about 3 miles in length along easy to moderate terrain – with a few stiles having dog gates en-route.

All are welcome, including dogs on leads.

By chance this date coincides with the recently announced last day of trading of The Bear, so we will call in at the end of the walk for a sociable ‘snifter’ – and to toast the future fortunes of Greg and Pia, who have run things well in their time at the helm.

 

 

Free – Nature Talk/Walk

On Thursday 18th July Hodnet Footpath Group has arranged an evening walk along the old railway line (home of the famous Glow Worms) from Hodnet to Wollerton, then down to the Wollerton Wetlands (home of much wildlife).
Special Guest: This walk will be accompanied by Lee Fraser from Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnership team, who will talk about the current and future management of these two important habitat/wildlife sites.
This is a walk of about 4 miles length along fairly easy terrain, with no stiles. Dogs [on leads] and children welcome.
Meet by the old railway line bridge on Station Road, Hodnet for a 7 pm departure.

Have you ever seen a Glow Worm?

Hodnet Footpath Group are holding their annual Glow Worm spotting walk on Friday 21st June 2019.
This event takes place along a stretch of former railway line near Hodnet, and has regularly attracted a sizeable numbers of participants, from near and sometimes surprisingly far in the past. If the weather is kind, the evening will hopefully be a success again this year; but if it is cold/wet the Glow Worms are unlikely to perform, so the event will then be moved to 28th June instead.
The Glow Worm is an unusual creature and generally scarce, but in Shropshire very rare. No-one knows why they established a breeding site at Hodnet, but the conditions happen to be just right to enable them to survive. On a good night a hundred or so may be seen, at other times only 2 or 3. As with many things in nature, its appearance is not entirely predictable!
If you’d like a change from your usual Friday night routine, put a note of the date in your diary now.
We meet at 10.30pm by the old railway bridge at bottom of Station Road, Hodnet.
Accompanied children and dogs on leads welcome. Sensible footwear and  torch advised.
Glow Worm at Hodnet 2016
This Glow Worm photo was taken by one of our visitors on a past visit, and is one of the best we’ve seen. It now adornes the cover of our Hodnet Walks 1 leaflet. This walk and others in our series of ten local walks can be downloaded from https://www.hodnet.org.uk/main/?page_id=9330

Hodnet Footpath Group Walk Mon 6th May 2019

On Bank Holiday Monday, 6th May, Hodnet Footpath Group are organising a local walk combining routes 1 & 10 from our series of walks leaflets.
Meeting at 11.00am at the Hodnet Social Club car park, the first part of the walk will take in the old railway line to Wollerton and then return to Hodnet via Mill Rd. We’ll then continue via Webster Lane to Tunstall Woods, where we will hopefully see bluebells and other wild flowers.
This walk is easy and dog-friendly, and everyone is welcome. The full walk is approx 5 miles, but you can just do the first leg if you so wish. We hope you can join us.

Peplow Community Walk – May 2019

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 12th May – Attingham Park
Meet in the car park at 1:45pm for a 2:00pm start.
Meeting point – adjacent to the ticket office.
Please remember to bring your National Trust membership cards.
Prices for non-members are listed here.
Circular walk, exact route to be decided on the day.
Children welcome, as also are dogs on leads.
In case of bad weather on the day please check this post, or call Randall on 01952 540970 after 11:00am on the day.

Walk – 21st March

Hodnet Footpath Group’s first organised walk of the year will be on Thursday 21st March.

Meet at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet at 11.00 a.m, from where we plan to walk our Walk Leaflet Route 2 (Long Lane to Wollerton) with a possible addition of a detour around the Wollerton Wetlands.
The route is moderately difficulty with a few stiles and is dog friendly.
Everyone is welcome, including well behaved dogs.
There’s plenty of parking at Lyon Hall and good footwear is essential.
We hope to see you there.

Peplow Community Walk – March 2019

Boy & Girl WalkingFriday March 8th – Grinshill

Meet at  10:15am for 10:30am start
Circular walk
Meet in Grinshill Village Hall car park – Gooseberry Lane
Suitable footware is recommended.

Children welcome, as also are dogs on leads.
In case of bad weather on the day please check this post, or call Randall on 01952 540970 after 9:00am on the day.

Hodnet Walks 2019

Hodnet Footpath Group [HFG] has finalised its programme of walks for 2019, and everyone is welcome to join us along with well behaved dogs – on leads where appropriate.
Our walks are leisurely paced and suitable for most abilities.
Suitable clothing/footwear are advised, and bring your own refreshments – if desired.
We will be continuing to promote/walk selected routes from our recently expanded series of walk leaflets – available from a range of local outlets and downloadable from our page ofr this website.
We’re a friendly bunch and always more than happy to welcome new faces. We hope you can join us.
Here are the dates for your diary: why not print them off and keep them with your calender?
Note. In the event of bad weather a walk may be cancelled at short notice, but will then be held on the same day during the following week.
Thursday 21st March 11.00 a.m.
Walk 2. Meet Lyon Hall car park, Hodnet.
Monday 6th May 11.00 a.m.
Walks 1 & 10. Meet Hodnet Social Club car park
Friday 21st June 10.30 p.m.
Glow worm Walk. Meet old railway bridge, Station Road, Hodnet.
Thursday 18th July 7.00 p.m.
Walk 5. Meet Wollerton Village room.
Sunday 22nd September 2.00 p.m.
Walk 3. Meet at The Bear Inn, Hodnet at 1.00 p.m. for a pre walk drink.
Wednesday 6th November 11.00 a.m.
Walk 8. Meet at the ‘Old Club’ High Hatton.
Any enquires please contact
Steve Alden on 07774969339

Peplow Community Walk – January 2019

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday January 13th
Meet at 1:15pm for a prompt 1:30pm start.
Circular walk starting at Knighton, near Cheswardine.

The route includes the Shropshire Union Canal tow path, as well as footpaths through woods and across open fields. If recently wet suitable footware is recommended.

Meet and park (by permission) in a farm yard to the NW of Knighton – please email for directions.
Children welcome, as also are dogs on leads.
In case of bad weather on the day please call Randall on 01952 540970 after 11:30pm on the day.