Due to Covid-19 we have had to cancel this course, we hope you will find an event later in the year that you can attend.

The ‘Secret Hills’ of Shropshire are a place you might not have thought to visit! This relaxed five day course will begin to explore this fantastic area and is aimed at anyone interested in wildlife, landscape and history. Shropshire is a county with a wide range of habitats and wonderful landscapes, steeped in history and legend. Daily excursions, involving walks of between 1-5 miles, will explore the wildlife and history of the centre’s most inspiring field sites.

There will be opportunities to identify birds, plants and insects, all the while surrounded by beautiful scenery. Some of the evenings will be spent investigating the centre’s nightlife through badger watching, moth trapping and small mammal surveys while others might be spent visiting local viewpoints or tasting the local wines. A visit to Shrewsbury, the county town and birthplace of Charles Darwin, will conclude the course on the final morning.

Walking Levels information

Tutor: Jonathan Calcraft

Example Timetable

Please arrive at the Centre between 15:00pm and 17:00pm on the first day of your course in good time for a welcome introduction and evening meal usually 18.30pm, after which the course commences with a short evening session.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to Bring

    • A small day sack
    • Waterproof clothing
    • Flat, comfortable shoes suitable for gentle walking (possibly on wet and muddy ground)
    • A lunch box and drinks container for your packed lunch each day
    • Sun protection and sunglasses

Other items which you may also wish to bring include...

    • Camera
    • Sketchbook/watercolours
    • Binoculars
    • Identification guides

And any Shropshire questions which we will do our best to answer.

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