Welcome to the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Sixty years ago, the hills, rolling farmland, woods and river valleys of our varied and special landscape was one of the first areas to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Off the beaten track and tranquil, this is a living, working place, loved by locals and visitors alike for its quality of environment, for walking and activities, relaxation and inspiration.
Nationally important, locally managed
The Shropshire Hills AONB was designated in 1958 and covers a quarter of Shropshire. It is one of 46 AONBs in the UK which, along with National Parks, make up our finest landscapes.
Working together to conserve and sustain the landscape
The main purpose of AONB designation is to conserve and enhance natural beauty, while also taking account of economic and social needs, promoting sustainable development and meeting the demand for recreation. The Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership co-ordinates this work, and is hosted by Shropshire Council and funded in addition by Defra, Telford & Wrekin Council and project funders.