Welcome to Shrawley Walkers
Shrawley Walkers meet every other Wednesday.
Normally the walks are in Worcestershire, they vary in length from about 4 to 5 miles and are taken at a fairly gentle pace. Longer walks are sometimes planned for the more adventurous but details of these are given in advance so members may decide for themselves if they would be too challenging.
Walks almost invariably end at a pub where a pleasant hour or so is spent eating, drinking and generally socialising.
Regular members take it in turn to 'lead' the walks. This means that they are given the responsibility of holding the map but slight deviations are the norm! There is a 'voluntary' donation of £1 from each walker (and dog) which we give to charity. In 2016 we donated £875, splitting this between the Fred Holland Diabetes Foundation, Max Appeal, Stourport and District Stroke Association, Salvation Army, Myeloma, Aplastic Anaemia Trust and Great Ormond Hospital.
Since starting in 2000 the Shrawley Walkers have raised a total of £9,360 for charity and have walked 1,877 miles. Various other Social Events take place during the year. In 2016, as well as our 17th Anniversary dinner we had our usual Mid-Summer’s Day Supper, Harvest Home Supper and the Shrawley Walkers Christmas Dinner.
For the year of 2018 Alan Wild produced another Walkers calendar recording events throughout 2017. This is a great success and has now become an annual occurrence raising a significant amount of money for donation to charities. Bob Bovill, our cartographer, also produced most professional maps of all the walks undertaken that year.
As you will probably have gathered this both a walking group and a social group. Unfortunately our numbers have grown so much that we have now to limit new membership to those living in Shrawley. However all Shrawley residents are most welcome to join us on a regular or occasional basis. It is a great way to meet people especially if you have recently moved to the area.
If you are new to the group please give us a ring to let us know that you are coming. (Should you then be unable to make it we would appreciate if you would ring Jenny’s number so that we don’t wait for you).
Tel: 01905 620471
2017 Calendars now available for £7. Contact Jenny Nicholson.