Walks with a Leader

Catherine Murphy brings her experience of living and working in the Shropshire Hills, for 30 years, to the exploration of this countryside. She has gradually developed an interest and qualifications in leading walking holidays and has gained experience in Britain, Europe and of course south Shropshire.

Three women from the Market Drayton Ramblers were awarded their bc ring badges on 19 January. They were the first group to complete the 60 miles circuit over 5 days of walking, in 2008.

Diane Miller, Dorothy Camden and Marlene Farrington used local walk guides to complete this exploration of the hills and valleys around Bishop’s Castle. ‘ We really enjoyed the constantly changing scenes and snippets of local information throughout the days’ says Diane ‘ and whenever we needed a rest, we could look back on all the beautiful landscape we had travelled’

The picture here shows Catherine Murphy, on behalf of the Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival group, presenting the cloth badges to Dorothy, Diane and Marlene before they set off on another walk in the Church Stretton Hills. A fourth member of this women’s group, Hillary Howell, was not able to join the group presentation.

These 12 mile walks have the joy of quality landscapes in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Transport costs will depend on numbers and the guiding costs will be £10 per day per person.

If you would like to book a guide for these walks or are interested in a personalized trip contact Catherine Murphy on 01588 638795 or email to discuss the options available.