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New event mixing walking and food to be held

By Jordan Reynolds | Shrewsbury | What's On | Published:

A new event which mixes walking and local produce will be held later this year.

Shropshire Festivals have created The Shropshire Tasty Trail, with the aim of sourcing ingredients locally to keep food miles to a minimum.

The event, which will take place on May 31, will champion local, independent businesses, and encourage locals to get active.

The trail will be limited to 600 places, which will need to be registered for in advance.

The eight to nine mile walk will include four stop-offs, where walkers will enjoy a tasty course made with ingredients grown and produced in the local area.

Beth Heath, director of fun at Shropshire Festivals, said: “Come on a journey you won’t forget! Shropshire Tasty Trail will be an event everyone can get involved in. This will be the perfect opportunity to take in beautiful views across Shrewsbury, whilst getting active, and supporting Shropshire’s food and drink producers.”

Walkers will set off from the award-winning Battlefield 1403 farm shop. Along the way they will sample an incredible selection of local products.

The list includes Great Berwick Organic’s English Longhorn beef, that is reared on the meadows next to the River Severn, Wood’s beer which is brewed in the South Shropshire village of Wistanstow, Moydens Handmade Cheese from the artisan producers based in Market Drayton who use local Shropshire milk, and the locally produced, award-winning wine from Hencote that is grown in Shrewsbury where each vine is cared for by hand.

Mrs Heath added: “The walk will be suitable for all fitness levels and it will be an enjoyable, community-spirited event for families, friends, loved ones and work mates. We want the Tasty Trail to be fun for all, which is why we’re lining up live music along the way!”

Tickets for the trail are priced at £25 per person, which includes admittance to the walk, a four-course meal along the trail, and a different alcoholic drink at each stop. The event is taking place on May 31.

Places on the Shropshire Tasty Trail will need to be booked in advance to ensure every hungry walker is catered for. Visit shropshiretastytrails.co.uk to sign up.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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