The idea sprang from engagement with “foreign” walkers on our weekly wander down to Brown Moss. “What’s that pointy hill called?” “Can you see the Stiperstones from here?” “What do you call those hills?” As no one could give a definitive answer, we were left intellectually unfulfilled!
From idle gossip about the views from the church and from the back of Parva, through to “We need a folly viewing platform!”, the idea of a circular walk, using existing footpaths, was born.
Knowledgable help from experienced walkers guided the location of the walk; invaluable help from co-operative landowners smoothed the way; practical help from Shropshire Council, P3 and volunteers replaced delapidated stiles and cleared tangles; generous help from supporters at Tuesday Coffee Mornings and other functions raised the money; artistic help from a local artist enhanced the practical; so the Ash Jubilee Walk became a reality.
The Walk opened on Sunday 3rd June 2012, preceded by a shared lunch in the Village Hall, as part of Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee celebrations, it is hoped that this celebratory occasion will become an annual event, when residents and visitors can enjoy the wonderful views around the place in which some of us are privileged to live.
View a map of the route
“YOU ALL DESERVE A MEDAL!!!
Many congratulations to all those stalwart folk who set out in pouring rain, on Sunday 3rd June, to blaze the trail across sodden fields, enjoying no views what so ever! Whatever happened to the bright skies and excellent visibility that had been booked? When we set a date to make this into an annual event, I think the first thing to avoid is a Bank Holiday!!!”(4th June 2012)
In the meantime here is a quick pic or two of our intrepid walkers minus the panoramic views……
(click on any picture to view the gallery)
“Did walk on Sunday with 17 walkers and 5 dogs. Everyone enjoyed it and were extremely complimentary with regard to the quality of signing and gates etc. Well done to all who had conceived and created the walk. Thanks again, David”
(14th Jan 2014)
Other Walks around and including Ash :-
(with thanks to Whitchurch Walkers for route planning & design)