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.
Church Stretton has some of the most spectacular hills in Britain. Caer Caradoc, formed by volcanic ash and lava over 560 million years ago has an iron age hill fort on its summit. The geology of the area earns the hills acclaim as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as well as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Close by, overlooking Church Stretton, is the ancient Long Mynd - 500 acres of heather and bilberry covered moorland, criss crossed with more than 30 miles of footpaths and nearly 20 miles of cycle routes and bridleways.
If you are not sure where to start exploring the Shropshire Hills AONB, the award winning Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms is a great introduction to the area. Find out about local walks in the Shropshire Hills, Shuttle buses and events, and visit the excellent exhibition featuring a breathtaking (virtual) balloon ride over the Shropshire Hills.
Click here to read about the Shropshire Hills landscape from the Manager at Ludlow Visitor Information Centre, Angela Linsday.
Shropshire Hills Map
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