Frequently Asked Questions
- How often do you hold walks?
- What age are members?
- I am aged 40 or over, can I come on your walks and join?
- Who organises walks and where are they held?
- Am I able to get a lift to walk?
- Where is your lift share point?
- I'm new; do I have to pay come on a walk?
- I'm new; do I have to attend a 'New Member' walk first?
- What equipment do I need?
- I have an impairment, can I still attend a walk?
- I'm sold, how do I join?!
- Do you organise social events?
- What's the best way to keep up to date with "What's On"?
- Are you on Facebook?
- Anything else? Contact Us!
Walks are held approximately every fortnight either on a Saturday or Sunday. During the summer months we occasionally organise walks during the week in the evenings too. We also organise weekends away a few times during the year. For the latest information please view our Calendar.
We have members in their 20s, 30s and some in their early 40s. Unfortunately we cannot cater for members under the age of 18.
Yes but be aware that our group is aimed at people in their 20s and 30s (though we do have some existing members who joined in their 30s and have since reached 40+). You may also like to consider some other walking groups around the area such as the West Midlands 40+ Walkers Group, or other groups details of which can be found on the Ramblers web site.
All our walk leaders are volunteers and members of SYR. Members are encouraged to organise and lead walks, and help will be offered to those who wish to have a go for themselves. Walks tend to be in the Shropshire or Mid-Wales area.
aim to organise car shares for all our walks. Often car parking is
limited at the walk start point and car sharing helps us do our bit
for the environment. Information about the car share time and place
is detailed on each individual walk page. If you are fortunate enough
to have been given a lift we suggest offering the driver some form of
recompense, be that in the form of a drink or a small donation towards
Are normal meeting point for lift sharing is the Little Chef/Dobbies car park on Southern outskirts of Shrewsbury, postcode: SY3 0DA. We tend to meet in the car park opposite the Little Chef. Park up and look around for a crowd of people in walking gear, it’s more than likely to be us!That said, please check the details of the individual walk before turning up!
Definitely not! We welcome new members to attend up to three
walks before joining. After the third walk you would be expected
to join if you wish to continue attending club events.
Not at all! However, we would not recommend attending anything
other than a walk graded as 'Easy' unless you are already an
experienced walker. We find that holding specific New Member walks tends allows several potential new members come
along so those that are new don’t feel “new” on their own. Not
that there’s any need to feel “new” as we are a friendly bunch
of people who welcome new members!
We recommend the following items of clothing:
- Comfortable walking boots (not trainers)
- Waterproof jacket & waterproof trousers
- Warm clothing - plenty of layers
- Packed lunch (including high energy food)
- Water (hot drinks recommended in winter)
- Walking trousers (jeans are not recommended)
- Gloves, hat, scarf.
- Gaiters (during wet/winter months)
If in doubt, please ask before attending the walk. It is possible that you will not be allowed to participate in a walk of your equipment/clothing is unsuitable.
aim to welcome anyone to our group. However, as we are a voluntary group, we cannot always
guarantee that there will be someone able/qualified to assist you on a walk. We therefore request that you bring someone along with you who is
aware of your needs to assist you.
If you have attended some walks and like what you see, you need to become a member of The Ramblers. When joining, remember to tell them that you wish to become a member of Shropshire Young Ramblers (code SS07). For more details on costs and additional benefits, please visit The Ramblers web site.
Events such as theatre/cinema/concert trips, meals out, canoeing and horse-riding are just a few of the things organised by our Social Secretary. We regret that social events are open to members of the club only. If you have any suggestions for additional events, please contact our social secretary.
There are two main ways to keep up to date with events:
- Visit our calendar regularly.
- Subscribe to our mailing list. Please contact us if you would like to be included on this list.
Yes, we’re on Facebook! Facebook is another way of finding out about forthcoming walks. If you become a member of our Facebook group you’ll receive invites to each walk. We don’t have a full calendar of walks on Facebook, however it’s a good way of having a look at some of our members prior to coming on a walk.
Anything else you'd like to know?
If so then please feel free to ask!