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Wellington Walkers Are Welcome

Wellington Walkers Are Welcome are a voluntary group which has two main objectives:

  • To represent the interests of local walkers in the Wellington area
  • To promote the town of Wellington as a destination for walkers

Having met the criteria for membership, the town was awarded Walkers are Welcome status in June 2010. The Walkers are Welcome UK Network is a nationwide initiative, launched in 2007, to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. The network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 locations across the UK that have joined this innovative community-led scheme to benefit from Walkers are Welcome accreditation.

Members of the WAW Network aim to:

  • be attractive destinations for walkers with top quality information on local walks
  • offer local people and visitors excellent walking opportunities within their areas
  • ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and well signposted
  • contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies - promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation
  • encourage the use of public transport

Our Regular Walks

We provide FREE guided walks on the 1st and 3rd SUNDAY of each month starting at 2.00pm outside Wellington Leisure Centre, TF1 1LX.

Walks typically last between 90 – 120 minutes.

Our walks take us to

  • the Ercall Nature Reserve;
  • the internationally renowned Ercall Quarry;
  • Limekiln Woods;
  • Apley Woods
  • The Wrekin
  • as well as exploring other local footpaths.

Wellington Walking Festival Each year we organise the local walking festival which offers a wide selection of FREE walks in and around the area. Walks range in difficulty from easy to strenuous with many being themed and/or educational in nature (e.g. Bat Walks, Geology Walks, Map and Compass training). Full details of the Festival and all forthcoming walks and events can be found on our website www.wellingtonwalkersarewelcome.org.uk and on our Facebook page Community Involvement We have recently established our own Path Maintenance and Waymarking Group as part of Telford & Wrekin Council’s Volunteer Scheme.

We are members of the following local groups and forums.

  • Wellington Town Council Promotions Committee
  • Telford & Wrekin Local Access Forum
  • Shropshire Hills Walkers Are Welcome Group
  • Central Shropshire Walking Forum
  • Wrekin Forest Partnership

We collaborate with other local groups including

  • Walking For Health
  • Walkabout Wrekin Group
  • Telford & East Shropshire Ramblers
  • Wellington LA21 Group
  • Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Address
Priory Bungalow, Spring Hill
Wellington
Telford TF1 3NA

Contact:
Bob Coalbran
Footpath Secretary

Organisation’s website:
http://www.wellingtonwalkersarewelcome.org.uk/