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Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival

The team behind the hugely popular annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival have launched their long-walks programme for the 2019 festival. The event, running from 4 - 12 May, is offering more than 50 FREE walks over nine days, making it probably the biggest in the West Midlands and one of the best in the country. The festival offers a number of ‘themed’ walks ranging from two to 21 miles covering a whole host of topics from the wonderful landscape and geology of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site to the wildlife that inhabits The Gorge’s ancient woodlands. The walks are graded in terms of suitability for walks for everyone through to walks for experienced countryside walkers.   Long Walks Programme The festival is offering a number of long walks for 2019 with five walks of more than 20 miles and six walks of more than 15 miles.   The long walks include The Wrekin and a Rifle Range, taking on some of the less well-known paths on this famous hill, and The Gorge by Rail, a linear walk starting and ending at a railway station and passing through the World Heritage Site. These routes are aimed at more experienced walkers with the aim of providing a challenging but enjoyable day out. They range in length from 12 to 21 miles and mainly involve walking away from roads; some include steep ascents. Walkers will also need to carry enough food and water for the whole day.  There is also an opportunity to complete the 50 or 100-mile challenge in the nine days by completing the series of daily long walks. Some of these comprise two walks of approximately six miles each, with a break to allow time for lunch in Ironbridge. The full Walking Festival programme, which will include shorter walks for families, themed wildlife walks, wellness walks and walks to music, will be published later in the year and a leaflet available early 2019. All walks are free; however, pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on some walks, but please check before booking. To reserve a place or request a copy of the programme contact the Ironbridge Visitor Information Centre by email at or call 01952 433 424.  For more details about the walks visit or email

From: 4th May 2019

To: 12th May 2019

Vintage Vehicle and Steam Rally and Craft Fair

Clwyd Veteran and Vintage Machinery Society Present the Annual Vintage Vehicle and Steam Valley and Craft Fair   Taking place in at the Oswestry Showground, Just off the A5. (SY11 4TB). Saturday 15th   JUNE and Sunday 16th JUNE 2019 Gates open at 10.00 am both days Weekend Camping packages available for visitors   A FUN DAY OUT FOR ALL THE FAMILY Admission:- Family Tickets (2 adults + 2 children) £16.00., Adult £8.00; and Children £4.00., Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: For enquiries: 01978 762889   Craft Hall; Model Hall; Steam- Large & Miniature Engines, Vintage Tractors; Horticultural and Garden Machinery, Commercial & Military Vehicles,  Classic Campervans,  Collections and Outdoor Displays;  Classic, Vintage and Veteran Cars;  Vintage Caravans;  Vintage Motorcycles and Pedal Cycles;  Organs;  Stationary Engines;  Heavy Horses;  Ring and Static Events   Trade and Autojumble Stands; Catering; Licensed Bar; FREE Car Parking,   Visitor Caravan/Camping packages Please see our website for up to date entertainment & amusements

From: 15th June 2019

To: 16th June 2019

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