Owen Opens Oswalds Trail with the Oswestry Ramblers

After being officially opened by MP Owen Paterson on Saturday, around 30 members of Oswestry Ramblers set out to complete the 12.6 circular walk on Sunday.

 

The trail which was opened to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Oswestry Ramblers  begins   at Oswestry bus station.  A clockwise route links local paths and important trails such as Offa’s Dyke and Watts Dyke and carries walkers to Morda, the Llanforda estate, the Old Racecourse, Lower Hengoed and Oswestry Hill fort along its route.

A brochure, produced by Oswestry Ramblers, divides the route up into five  short sections suitable  for the casual walker.

Signage and clearance work has been carried out by Oswestry Ramblers and Shropshire Council with the help of a grant from Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.

In his opening speech, Mr Paterson congratulated the group on reaching its 40th anniversary and providing something which  added to Oswestry’s potential for tourism as well as benefiting local people.

 

Peter Carr, the immediate past chairman of Oswestry Ramblers also paid tribute to the farmers and landowners along the route whose co-operation had helped to create the trail.