Discover The Shropshire Hills & Ludlow
The Shropshire Hills are not just beautiful, they are officially outstanding. The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) was designated in 1958 and covers a quarter of Shropshire. Stand on any of the hilltops and admire the view from the rocky Stiperstones, the plateau of the Long Mynd, the landscape of the Clee Hills & Corvedale, to The Wrekin & Wenlock Edge and the Clun Valley & Clun Forest. Take a look at 50 different hills identified by the AONB as being accessible to the public.
This distinctive area of the Anglo-Welsh borders is where remote upland merges into pastoral lowland. The Shropshire Hills is a varied and special landscape which is rich in geology and wildlife (e.g. the southern most home for Red Grouse) and ingrained with heritage in rolling farmland, woods and river valleys. Plus lots of industrial heritage with mining and railways due to the geology. Off the beaten track and tranquil, a living, working place, loved by locals and visitors alike for its quality of environment, for walking and activities of all levels, and for relaxation and inspiration. There’s plenty to do and see within many rural villages and hamlets and many vibrant country markets.
The hills are ideal for all types of walkers – from strenuous walking in wild country (like young DofE paticipants) through to Sunday afternoon ramblers – there is something for everyone. Try tackling Caer Caradoc and The Lawley out of Church Streton (plus return) and you haveclimbed more than if you’d gone to Snowdon. Whilst always cautioning to take care and observe weather forecasts (read A night in the Snow for inspiration), taking a good map and proper equipment it is unlikely you can get totally lost and into trouble .
Shropshire Hills Map
Click on the map below to enlarge image or download our Great Days Out Leaflet here