Peplow Community Walk – November 2016

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 13th November

Meet by the Four Alls, Woodseaves, TF9 2AG (Map) for a 1.00pm start.
A circular walk starting and finishing at this popular pub. The route is via Tyrley Locks, the Shropshire Union Canal, Market Drayton and Sandy Lane.
Stretch your legs and explore the surrounding countryside.
All ages welcome and dogs on leads please.
In case of bad weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 between 11:00am and 12:00 noon on the day.

HFG: New Years Day 'cobweb remover' walk & Programme of walks – 2016 -17

Having spent a few years improving local walks, we recently decided we should try to walk them more regularly – and invite others to join us. We’ve therefore planned a walk programme, as below, which will be updated/separately announced as details are confirmed (TBC) and dates become closer.
All walks are on a Sunday and start at 10.00 AM, unless otherwise stated. Typical duration = 2 hrs.
Suitable/sensible clothing advised, children and dogs welcome, the latter on leads.
Nov 6th 2016 – High Hatton to Hodnet, a walk around the route of a proposed new walk leaflet: no 8. Meet at old social club on edge of High Hatton
1st Jan 2017 – A ‘blow the cobwebs away’ New Years day walk to/around the Wollerton Wetlands. Meet by Village Room, Wollerton.
5th March – TBC
Monday 17th April – An Easter monday walk
7th May – TBC
Friday 30th June @ 10.00 PM – Evening Glowworm walk. Meet at old Railway bridge, Station Rd, Hodnet. – Bring a torch.
Wednesday 12th July – Evening walk; TBC
3rd September – TBC
5th Novemeber – TBC

HFG – Glow Worm evening

Despite a cold and showery day we were surprised, but very pleased, by how many people turned up for the late evening Glow Worm walk on 1st July, nearly 30 of us.
Even more surprising was that some were from Llandudno! – but it turned out they were staying at the Bear Inn for the weekend and, having seen our advertising poster, were curious to see what a Glow Worm was.
In the end we saw about 25 of them, gently glowing in the long grass at the edge of the railway line. A curious creature and locally very scarce. You can read more about them here

HFG – Wetland Walk

Despite the generally terrible June weather, the skies brightened on the 22nd and the sun even came out for the evening walk around the Wollerton Wetlands, but the weather beforehand perhaps accounted for the smaller than usual number of people attending.
By chance, the Probation Service had strimmed the wetland paths the day before, so access was particularly easy. After a wander around the wetlands, the group then walked beyond the bypass up to Helshaw Grange, enjoying the views.
Wetlands walk 06 2016
If you’ve not been before, do visit this interesting area. Details can be found in our group’s ‘Walk 5’ leaflet – see our webpage for a downloadable pdf copy or find hardcopies available locally.

HFG Summer Events

The Hodnet Footpath Group have three ‘public’ events lined up over the summer.
1st – 11th June: We are attending the Right Royal Party on Hodnet Rec. We’ll have a group display/information and a competition to enter. Come and see what we do/have done and meet the crew!
2nd – 22nd June: Evening visit to/stroll around the ‘Wollerton Wetlands’. Meet by Wollerton’s ‘Village Room’ at 7pm or walk from Hodnet at 6.30pm – from the start of the old railway line.
3rd – 1st July: Late evening Glow Worm spotting along the old railway line. Meet at Hodnet at the start of the old railway line at 10.30pm. If you’ve never seen them, this is a good opportunity to do so – and there are very few places locally where they exist.
As appropriate, come suitably prepared for sun, rain or near darkness (torch). Accompanied children welcome, as are dogs on leads. for more info come and see us on the 11th or see our webpage

A good time was had by all

21 walkers and 3 dogs enjoyed a couple of hours’ fresh air and exercise on Sunday afternoon (3/4/16), on a walk organised by the Hodnet Footpath Group. They went from the Lyon Hall car park up Hearne Lane and over the fields to Long Lane, back down to the old A53 then across to the animal pound at Wollerton. From there one group took a detour to visit the Wetlands, and others went straight back to Hodnet along the old railway line.
To download a leaflet about this route or to find out more about the Footpath Group, see here. To be added to an email circulation list in order to receive advance notification of occasional public walks in future, please contact our Secretary email.
Hodnet Footpath Group Walk 3 April 2016

Peplow Community Walk – March 2016

Boy & Girl WalkingSunday 13th March
Meet at the Village Hall, Stanton at 2:15 for 2:30pm
A circular walk around the Stanton area. The route is that of Walk 2 from the “Stanton Walking Guide” available on this page, though we will walking in the opposite direction (i.e. anticlockwise) to that shown. The walk is just over four miles long and is expected to take around two hours.
Children welcome, also dogs on leads.
Afterwards in the Stanton Arms
In case of bad weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 after 1:00pm on the day.

Peplow Community Walk – Feb 2016

Sunday 7th February 2:15 for 2:30pm
N.B. This walk replaces the one in January which was cancelled due to wet weather.
Boy & Girl WalkingA circular walk following the route of Hodnet Walk Leaflet No.2.
From the Lyon Hall car park, where we will meet, the route goes up The Hearne, following the footpath across the fields to Long Lane. Here it turns right back down to Wollerton and past the Old Hall. From there it returns along the old railway line, Station Road and the footpath behind Shrewsbury Street.
Children welcome, also dogs on leads. Refreshments afterwards.
In case of wet weather please call Randall on 01952 540970 after 1:00pm on the day for an update.