What is Shirehike?

Shirehike is a walking festival hosted by Hereford & Worcester Scouts, running from 5th December 2020 to March 14th 2021. Neighbouring counties have been invited to take part and we are pleased to welcome Birmingham Scouts, Gloucestershire Scouts, Shropshire Scouts and Coventry Scouts to join in the Shirehike fun with us!

This event will be open to all members in the participating counties and entry is free of charge.

Registrations will need to be completed by each young person or their parent/carer. Walks will all be within the participating counties and range in length from 3 to 10 miles miles. Once you have registered you will be able to view and download maps for all the routes.

A walk can be done on a section night as an activity (as long as risk assessment is in place and we are not operating under Red Covid-19 restrictions) or as a family ensuring that government Covid-19 restrictions are followed.

Evidence of completion should be uploaded to the website and special Shirehike badges will be sent in the post direct to the young person once evidence has been approved.

All walks will be ranked one to three stars based and we’d love youth members or leaders to propose additional routes between 3 and 10 miles in length.

Got an idea for a route?!

Please submit your suggested routes including a map and description of a few things participants will see along the way:

Hereford and Worcester Scouts: Mark Graham – hillwalking@scoutshw.org.uk 

Birmingham Scouts: info@birminghamscouts.org.uk

Gloucestershire Scouts: Adam Griffiths acc.topawards@gloucestershire-scouts.org.uk

Shropshire Scouts: countycommissioner@shropshirescouts.org.uk

Coventry: Andy Morris – andy.morris@coventryscouts.org.uk


If you have any general questions about Shirehike please email info@shirehike.shirejam.org.uk

Happy Hiking