No, it's not the latest dance craze sweeping the county. It's an initiative by Destination Shrewsbury to further raise the profile of our most famous son. I know the local papers can seemingly tie in everyone to Shrewsbury (e.g. George Clooney, star of Ocean's Thirteen, whose 5th cousin twice removed once lived in Bayston Hill....), but we truly should be shouting about it being the birthplace of Charles Darwin and all that he accomplished.
Following the premier of a new song Do the Darwin Walk at last week's Theatre Severn Darwin Song Project concert, people will shortly be able to do exactly that. The Darwin River Walk will start in front of the Theatre and follow the river to behind Darwin's birthplace at the Mount, with a circular walk back to town.
There will be five interpretive boards along the route, outlining the history of the area and the connections with Darwin, who as a boy would have been very familiar with the area and its wildlife. Four of the five boards have already been erected and the last one will be completed in April with the works on seating between the river and Theatre Severn.
David Griffiths, Destination Shrewsbury Manager, said, "This will be a further enhancement to our Darwin offer and is a delightful walk in its own right. We hope this will be enjoyed by both local people and the increasing number of visitors coming to Shrewsbury."
For further information please contact David Griffiths, Destination Shrewsbury Manager on 01743 281014.
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