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Sign up now to join Soldiers of Shropshire Museum’s fundraising walk

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The Soldiers of Shropshire Museum’s “Soldier Trail” will take place on Sunday 21 May 2023, and organisers are encouraging supporters to get some fresh air, enjoy good company, and help raise vital funds for the museum.

a castle, with a museum entrance

Soldiers of Shropshire Museum is at Shrewsbury Castle

There is a choice of three routes for people to take part in, and all the trails start and finish at Mulberry House in Ellesmere.

Registration opens between 9.30am and 12.30pm, with all walks to be completed by 4.30pm.  Walkers can choose from one, three or six-mile routes,  with a version of the shortest route fully accessible for those with mobility needs, or with toddlers or hefty pushchairs. Maps will be issued on the day.

A mere in Ellesmere


Refreshments in the form of a hot dogs, cakes and drinks will be available for a modest price at Mulberry House, along with water and toilets. Dogs are more than welcome as long as they are on leads. And all walkers should wear appropriate clothing for the prevailing weather.

A sandwich lunch for £10, bookable in advance, can be ordered, and orders must be placed and paid for by Monday 15 May 2023. Alternatively, please feel free to bring your own food and drink.

A spokesperson for the museum, which is based in Shrewsbury Castle, said:-

“Do please encourage all your families and friends to come along and enjoy a great walk.

“You are equally welcome if you simply wish to come to meet up with friends and comrades and enjoy the atmosphere, but please don’t forget that as this is a fundraising event, a suitable donation should be made.

“The museum is relying on this fundraising event so now, more than ever, we are hoping for your support. We are genuinely grateful for donations of any amount, but suggest around £20 per walker as a guide to help us meet this year’s target.”

To register email info@soldiersofshropshire.co.uk and confirm:

  • Your name, and the names and number of people in your party
  • Where we should send the walk instructions to
  • Whether you’d like to order a picnic lunch.

Detailed instructions, including how to donate and pay for your picnic, will follow.

Mulberry House is located on Sandy Lane, Ellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 0RA. Ample parking is available close to Mulberry House.

Donation payments can be made in advance by PayPal or cheque, or on the day by card, cash or cheque.

For further information please email info@soldiersofshropshire.co.uk or call 01743 358516.