NOW a regular feature in Shropshire’s running and walking calendar, the SW80K Festival returns to its regular April slot in 2022 subject to there being no Covid-19 restrictions.

On Saturday, April 2, runners and walkers from across the UK and beyond will descend on the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms to take part in one of the three events , the mighty SW80K, The Mammothon or the Half-Mammothon. So something for different abilities.

The Festival offers stunning courses which showcase the rugged beauty of this fascinating area, taking in Iron-Age hillforts, jagged peaks, ancient woodlands, upland heath and traditional market towns.

There is a chance to run as a fundraiser for Grow Cook Learn, the charity which has operated the Centre since 2014.

The event is about supporting the charity’s mission to connect people to the food, history and landscape of the Shropshire Hills. For anyone that would like to take part in any of the events, a link to the bookings page can be found on the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre website.