The Shelley Welly Walk originated from the early days of the Village Hall, 1978 to be exact, when it was imperative to raise money.
It was thought that it would be a good idea to have a sponsored walk, however the person who put this idea forward also suggested that the event took place on New Year's Day, possibly with the hope that it may blow away a few cobwebs and anything else left over from Christmas and the New Year celebrations.
Since that first walk the event has taken place every year on the 1st of January, there are 2 walks;
The Welly Walk got it's name simply due to the fact that wellies are the most suitable footware to have when walking the footpaths around Shelley in January.
It use to be that at the end of the walk everyone would go back to the Village Hall for soup and a hot drink, however in more recent years people have congregated at the Flying Ferret after the walk.
A map of the route can be downloaded here.