A proper Shropshire book launch

Hannah heads to Shrewsbury for the Shropshire Way guidebook launch... And a proper Shropshire cream tea.

The Shropshire Way has long been a walking route but in recent years had become a confusing jumble of smaller paths and loops. It needed clarification before a guidebook could be created and the Shropshire Way Association has negotiated and worked with Shropshire Council to identify a main route, design a new waymark and improve the footpath.

After years of hard work, walking and writing, the Shropshire Way Association have relaunched the main route with a new distinctive orange, black and white buzzard waymarker. John Gillham's guidebook is the official guidebook for the route and there was a launch to celebrate the new guidebook, the new route and the end of the Shropshire Way walking festival. We popped over to Meol Brace in Shrewsbury to have a cup of tea and enjoy the launch.

Kate Ashbrook, president of the Ramblers, has written a full report of the day here:

https://campaignerkate.wordpress.com/launch-of-the-shropshire-way

Audrey welcoming everyone to the launch, shortly before receiving a signed copy of the bookKate Ashbrook talking about the route and the value of open spacesJohn signing copies of the new Shropshire Way guidebookSomeone brought some of John's old books to sign so he gets back to workJohn signing the old booksThe Trinity Centre in Meol Brace was a lovely venue for a launchThree types of scone!And three types of homemade jam too!Cheers! (L-r) Kate Ashbrook, Clare Featherstone, John Gillham and Audrey Menhinick

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