Funding provided by Pughs of Shrewsbury has gone toward upgrading sections of the Shropshire Way around Much Wenlock, as well as helped to establish five new circular walks in Shropshire’s Olympic village.
The walks were planned by the local Much Wenlock Walking Group. Paths were cleared and new gates; signposts and way-markers have been put in place, to make them as easy to access as possible and were officially launched by Paul Francis of the Wenlock Footpaths Group at the Priory Hall in Much Wenlock. At the launch it was also announced that Much Wenlock has also recently been awarded Walkers are Welcome status.
Commenting on the project, Milner Whiteman, Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, said: “Much Wenlock is a wonderful destination for visitors and I hope that more people come to see what the area has to offer after the creation of these walks.
“The completion of this project is a fantastic achievement by everyone involved and it is hoped to hold an annual walking festival in future years based on this work.”
If you would like to try the new walks yourself, they are freely available here.
Pughs of Shropshire is already involved with The Shropshire Way through it’s sponsorship of the podcasts. These allow those walking The Shropshire Way to enhance their experiences by hearing about the history and other interesting facts about the areas they are walking through and can be found here.