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New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

New walks leaflets to launch at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre With thanks to funding from the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund, MFG solicitors and Craven Arms Community Food Initiative Fund, Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre are refreshing their circular walks leaflets. Grow Cook Learn, local charity now running the visitor centre, has secured funding to increase their walks offer from four leaflets to six, including new routes and improving the existing ones.

The ever popular walks, including the Riverside Ramble and Wart Hill Wander have been enjoyed by visitors and locals for many years and will now feature an entirely separate walk around the Onny Meadows as well as enabling visitors to enjoy the Shropshire Hills surrounding the Craven Arms area.


Jade Marriott-Lodge, Marketing and Development Manager at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre says, “The main aim of Grow Cook Learn is to help connect people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills so we are very excited to be able to extend our offer for walkers in the area. We have such stunning walks on our doorstep, it’s really important that we share them with visitors and the local community.”


The planning and walking of the routes began earlier this month and the centre will launch the new leaflets in the Autumn. Any volunteers that would like to be involved in walking the routes at this planning stage, please get in touch by popping into the centre or calling 01588676060. Other volunteering opportunities include work in the centre as well as the new Onny Meadows Volunteer Work Group, run by Discovery Centre Ranger, Amanda Apps.



Entry to the Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows is free but there is a charge for visitors to enjoy our Secret Hills exhibition and visit our mammoth. The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offers an extensive programme of family events, adult courses and a variety of activities for the whole family. The unique grass roofed building houses a replica of the famous mammoth skeleton found in Shropshire. The café serves delicious home-cooked food. Browse our extensive shop selling a range of quirky gifts. Every half term and school holiday we provide hands-on family activities. For further details call 01588 676060 or visit the website:


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