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Tusker 10k

Tusker’s 10K route summary, 10km, 4 hour time limit.

An off road 10k run or walk with a generous 4-hour time-limit, the event is aimed at everyone from improving trail runners through to walkers looking for a hilly challenge. It’s tough going at times with some stiff climbs but rewarding too. We promise incredible scenery, great food and drink and a friendly Shropshire welcome at our checkpoints. Please note the course is not marked, so you will need to be able to read a map. GPX files and a written route description are provided.

The route begins by heading out across the river Onny into the hamlet of Whettleton, scene of a bloody skirmish in the civil war, when the Parliamentarians defeated Royalist troops in a fierce battle. The route climbs steeply through the woods, before emerging to reveal a huge vista over the Clee Hills, and Shropshire’s highest summit of Abdon Burf. Don’t worry though, you don’t need to climb this one today, it’s just for looking at!

There is a descent to the hamlet of Norton, and then you climb to the Iron-Age hillfort of Norton Camp, passing through the beautiful coppice woodland along Rotting Lane, before returning to the Centre along the banks of the river Onny.

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