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NEWS RELEASE No: 1453429 MARCH 2011

Haughmond Hill Family Day

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Family walking on an all ability trail

Step into spring on Saturday 9th April by joining the local Forestry Commission team at a Family Day on Haughmond Hill between 10am and 2pm.

Recreation Ranger Georgina Sharp tells us:

“We are having a Family Day to mark the end of an improvement project which has been running for three years.  Visitors have had to put up with a lot of mud and disruption as we improved paths, extended the car park and brought in the café so this is a way of saying thank you for their patience.”

On the day there will be lots of things for people to see and do including orienteering, Taoist Tai Chi, Nordic Walking, guided walks as well as free children’s activities and a chainsaw sculptor.  The local forest team will be on hand to answer questions and chat to visitors about how the Forestry Commission looks after Haughmond Hill.  Pine Tops Café will also be open.

Haughmond Hill is situated just off the B5062 Shrewsbury to Newport Road.  At the brow of the hill, just after the Abbey turn right, the car park is on the right after the quarry.

For more information on the work of the Forestry Commission in the Marches area visit

Note to Editors

The Forestry Commission is the largest provider of countryside recreation in Britain with responsibility for over one million hectares (2.4 million acres) of forest, woodlands and open countryside.  The West Midlands region covers the counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands and parts of Derbyshire and Leicestershire.   To find out more about Forestry Commission England visit

Media contact: Georgina Sharp (Recreation Ranger) at the Forestry Commission’s Mortimer Forest Office on 01584 813826 or 07826 875751 or email