• Shropshire Hills

Shropshire Hills

Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Shropshire Hills extend from the Wrekin to the Clun Forest, and from Stapeley Common to the Clee Hills.

The Shropshire Hills guide focuses on The Stiperstones and The Long Mynd. This is a popular area for visitors, with a stunning landscape and an extensive network of footpaths. It features the special birds, insects and plants you might see.

The dramatic and wild landscape of the Shropshire Hills is a haven for wildlife. It’s also rich in history, inspiring writers such as Malcolm Saville, D.H. Lawrence, A.E. Housman and Mary Webb. Road and rail connections make it easy to reach for a day visit from Birmingham, Manchester or Liverpool.

The Shropshire Hills is also a living, working area, shaped for generations by people who make a living from the land, especially through livestock farming. The AONB Partnership works with organisations, landowners and the local community to conserve the area and to manage it in a sustainable way. Over 3000 hectares of the Shropshire Hills are Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The Shropshire Hills are  internationally important for the transitions they show between southern and northern, and lowland and upland heathlands.

The Shropshire Hills guide was produced in partnership with Shropshire Hills AONB, the National Trust and Natural England.