Oswestry Group of the Ramblers
Oswald’s Trail was designed to commemorate the fact that last year was the 40th Anniversary of the group’s formation. The trail is a 21km walking route around Oswestry using existing footpaths which have been improved and in some cases opened up after years of being unusable.
Starting at the bus station the route goes along the east side of the town and then heads out into open countryside, taking in Llanforda, the Old Racecourse, Brogyntyn Park, and Oswestry Old Hill Fort. The route encompasses many of the sites of interest around Oswestry and links in with the recently opened Oswestry Loop of the Shropshire Way, the Offa’s Dyke path and the Wat’s Dyke path.
The project was funded by the Group from profits from the two published books of local walks, a grant from Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust and a small grant from Shropshire Council. Shropshire Council has project managed the improvement work to the route.
There is a coloured booklet describing the route which is free from local TIC’s, book shops, the library and various retail outlets and may be downloaded here
Oswald's Trail was launched on Saturday 6th September 2014 by the Right Honourable Owen Paterson MP who unveiled a map board at the Wilfred Owen Green in Oswestry, alongside Pat La-Garde, Vice Chair of Oswestry Ramblers and Barry Southwell, Chairman of the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust.
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