Local walks for Mar/Apr

We are looking forward to brighter months ahead following the spring equinox on 20 March. With longer days we will also see the return of blossoming trees, flowering plants and sunshine. Along with our usual list, we have a few featured walks to help put a spring into your step!

Wild Garlic Walk

Enjoy a leisurely walk through the woods at Wenlock Edge this spring, as the garlic carpets the slopes as far as the eye can see. You will have the opportunity to taste some of the National Trust’s very own pesto and take home an ‘all things garlic’ recipe sheet. The walk will take place on Sunday 5 April at 10am and start at the Presthope carpark. Tickets cost £4, to book your place visit nationaltrust.org.uk or call 03442 491895.

Shropshire Way 80k

Returning for its third year on Saturday 4 to 5 April, runners and walkers from all over the UK will eb able to participate in this year’s Shropshire Way Festival. Taking you through some of the finest parts of the Shropshire Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. There will be three events, the flagship SW80k – 50 miles in less that 24 hours. The Mammothon – a full distance trail marathon with a 12-hour time limit, and the mini-Mammothon. Entry fees include food and drink. For more information visit shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk or call 01588 676060.

Mortimer Forest Ramble<

Join in this spring walk to see spring flowers, birds, insects and mammal traces, as you ramble in the woods and around the ponds. The meeting point is at the Forestry Commission Vinnals car park on Sunday 19 April at 10am. This is a free walk, although donations are welcome. For more info call -01584 872035.

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