A Ramble and Real Ale in Hodnet

On Saturday 21st September, Hodnet Footpath Group has arranged an afternoon walk from The Bear Inn, Hodnet, up to Marchamley and then back via Long Lane and a field path to Hodnet running past the Hearn.

We’ll meet outside The Bear at 2pm for this walk, which is about 3 miles in length along easy to moderate terrain – with […]

Free – Nature Talk/Walk

On Thursday 18th July Hodnet Footpath Group has arranged an evening walk along the old railway line (home of the famous Glow Worms) from Hodnet to Wollerton, then down to the Wollerton Wetlands (home of much wildlife).

Special Guest: This walk will be accompanied by Lee Fraser from Shropshire Council’s Outdoor Partnership team, who will talk about the current and […]

Have you ever seen a Glow Worm?

Hodnet Footpath Group are holding their annual Glow Worm spotting walk on Friday 21st June 2019. This event takes place along a stretch of former railway line near Hodnet, and has regularly attracted a sizeable numbers of participants, from near and sometimes surprisingly far in the past. If the weather is kind, the evening will hopefully be a success again […]

Walk – 21st March

Hodnet Footpath Group’s first organised walk of the year will be on Thursday 21st March.

Meet at the Lyon Hall, Hodnet at 11.00 a.m, from where we plan to walk our Walk Leaflet Route 2 (Long Lane to Wollerton) with a possible addition of a detour around the Wollerton Wetlands.

The route is moderately difficulty with a few stiles and […]

New Dog Walk in Wollerton

A recent work party undertaken by members of the Hodnet Footpath Group [HFG] means a footpath through the fields in the centre of the village is now accessible to a wider group of users. This is a quiet/pretty route that runs from the road next to the former Squirrel Pub to the road bend by the entrance to the Tennis […]

Hodnet Walks 2019

Hodnet Footpath Group [HFG] has finalised its programme of walks for 2019, and everyone is welcome to join us along with well behaved dogs – on leads where appropriate.

Our walks are leisurely paced and suitable for most abilities. Suitable clothing/footwear are advised, and bring your own refreshments – if desired.

We will be continuing to promote/walk selected routes from […]

Walk Leaflets – Expanded/Updated range now available

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Walk CANCELLED: 21/9/18

PLEASE NOTE THAT OWING TO RECENT TORRENTIAL RAIN, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FRI 28TH SEPT, SAME ARRANGEMENTS AS DETAILED BELOW. Everyone is cordially invited to join members of the group for a short[ish] evening walk on Friday 21st September to/around the Wollerton Wetlands and then, if the light lasts and participants wish to do so, walking onwards towards […]

Annual Glow Worm walk

Each year Hodnet Footpath Group organises a late evening walk to spot the famous Hodnet Glow Worms. This year’s walk will take place on Friday 29th June from 10 pm – yes ten at night, as the glow worms only glow in the dark! All are welcome to come along, and if you wish to do so meet up by […]

New ‘Nostalgia Photos’ emerge

Courtesy Shropshire Star

Recent perusal of a (2003) copy of a Shropshire Star book ‘Pictures from the Past’ (borrowed from Market Drayton’s library), revealed two interesting local photos, as shown below.

They are reproduced here courtesy of the Shropshire Star Newspaper.

1965: Hodnet school children being escorted across Drayton Road (by Mrs Wilma Owen) to have their lunch at the Lyon […]

Remembering Ken Dodd

Courtesy Shropshire Star

How many of our viewers / users remember that ‘Doddy’ visited Wollerton back in Jan 1972 – to present a ‘Perfect Pub’ award to the erstwhile Squirrel Inn?

The picture below was used by the Shropshire Star last week in their ‘Pictures from the Past’ item and is reproduced here courtesy of the Shopshire Star Newspaper.

Do you recognise […]

NEW – Mid-Week Walk (HFG) 21st March

This is to notify you about Hodnet Footpath Group’s next public walk – where we’re experimenting with a mid-week morning start.

Details are as follows:

**Weds 21st March, meet at High Hatton Club ready for an 11am start**

We plan to follow the route of our new [draft] Walk 8 leaflet, pausing to admire the stiles with dog gates […]

How to keep warm – the HFG way!

On Jan 26th 3 members of the Hodnet Footpath Group (HFG), fed up with the bad weather that has cancelled many past planned workparties, decided to go ahead with a workparty to replace two stiles near long lane [on walks 6 & 7] , even though sleet was forecast – later. We were very pleased to find we were assisted […]

Public Walks for 2018

Hodnet Footpath Group have set dates for next year’s public walks. As weekend walks have often had a poor turnout in the past but evening walks have often been better, we have opted for evening walks through the coming year, and will also try some daytime mid-week walks too. Noting that we seem to have a knack for choosing some […]

Public Walk – Cancelled

Please note: this walk has been cancelled due to wet weather.

Hodnet Footpath Group have been drafting a new walk leaflet for a nice route connecting Peplow Chapel and Stoke on Tern Church, and we plan to ‘road test’ this with a public walk on Sunday 5th November.

We shall meet by Peplow Chapel [roadside parking] at 10am and do […]