Shropshire walking festivals get modern twist

Shropshire walking festivals get modern twist

Shropshire’s walking festivals will feature GPS treasure hunts, shuttle buses and falconry this year, it was announced today.
Geocaching allows walkers to navigate historic trails in the area using a GPS device, taking walkers through the history of Shropshire. Alternatively, bird lovers can walk on special guided routes with a hawk on their wrist. 
There are more than 3,500 miles of footpaths in the area and many of the most popular spots are linked by the Shropshire Hills Shuttles, which run between April and September.
The annual Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival returns next month offering free guided walks around the gorge. In June the Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival will run in the Shropshire and Mid-Wales hills, delving into the history and myths of the region.
Visit www.shropshirewalking.co.uk for more details.

 

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