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A Centre of Excellence for Walking

A Centre of Excellence for Walking
The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is aiming to encourage all of its visitors to put their best foot forward, and walk the footpaths and quiet country lanes of the county this summer.

Closely involved in a new walking campaign launched by Shropshire, in tandem with the Ramblers Association’s magazine, Walk, the Centre now has supplies of a new, free leaflet which are now urging locals and visitors alike to put on their walking boots - and ‘walk this way’.

As well as the new leaflet, which highlights five classic walks across in different areas of the county, the campaign also directs people to a website, which provides further information:

One of the five areas featured in the new campaign features are the Shropshire Hills, a region covering almost a quarter of the county, and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It is here you’ll also find the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - one of the places listed on the back cover of the new leaflet.

A genuine Centre of excellence for walking, the grass-roofed building in Craven Arms has a host of other booklets and leaflet dedicated to walkers, hikers, ramblers and strollers.

A booklet containing 11 walks covering 120 miles of The Shropshire Way, for example, is available for £4.95 from the Centre.  Better still, it also features 6 easy-to-follow and well-signposted circular walks, all of which step away from The Shropshire Way as it makes its way through the hills and valleys.  All are easily accessible from the starting point of the Discovery Centre, and range in distance from two-and-a-half, to seven, miles.

And if you need any further inspiration to leave the car behind and enjoy some fresh country air, then just let your fingers do the walking first – and flick through the pages of some of the other leaflets which feature a wide range of walks, and cycle trails, many of which start and finish at the Centre.

A separate booklet, listing trails and facilities which have been assessed for ease of use by visitors with limited mobility, families with small children, wheelchair and mobility scooters is also available.

For further details, telephone 01588-676060.

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