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Outstanding contribution by the UK’s AONB Family to the countryside

The Charity that supports the UK’s AONB Family, the National Association for AONBs, has published its annual report on the work undertaken by the AONB Family this year. The report shows that over 2.2m people visited an AONB last year and 108,760 hectares of countryside were improved for nature and wildlife. As the Charity’s Chief […]

Expressions of interest invited for AONB Conservation Fund 2018-19

The Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund supports projects that help to conserve and raise awareness of the AONB. Grants of between £1,000 – £4,000 are offered on an annual basis (April to April).  We are current inviting project expressions of interest for the next round of funding. A short ‘project ideas’ form must be completed by the […]

November Newsletter

Follow the link to read our latest newsletter Articles include: In a nutshell, views on the John Muir Award Simple solution to sourcing local Our Common Cause Staycations in the Shropshire Hills To subscribe to the mailing list please email us at or open the latest newsletter (below), scroll down to the bottom and […]

Strategic Environmental Assessment of Shropshire Hills AONB Management Plan 2019-24

Announcement of requirement for Strategic Environmental Assessment The review of the statutory Shropshire Hills AONB Management Plan is under way, to lead to a new Plan covering the period 2019-24. Under the European Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive (2001/42EC), the new draft Plan is required to be subject to Strategic Environmental Assessment. This is to check […]

Our Common Cause – new project to conserve and enhance the heritage of commons

What do the Stiperstones, the Long Mynd and Clee Liberty all have in common? They’re all commons in the Shropshire Hills AONB, grazed by commoners as for centuries, and valued for their natural and cultural heritage. And they are part of a new national project to conserve and enhance the heritage of commons and commoning […]

Celebration Day for Successful Shropshire Hills Heartland Project

In 2017 three artists opened our eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire Hills landscape.  Spectators and participants were given the opportunity to explore and appreciate the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful upland area and understand through the arts what part we humans play in caring for […]

Outstanding Week 16th-24th September

  Outstanding Week is the AONB Family’s week-long programme of events to help people enjoy and be inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).  This year it takes place from Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th September. AONBs are some of the most beautiful, cherished and outstanding landscapes in Britain. They are vibrant […]

A choral journey of the Shropshire Hills

Travel on the Long Mynd & Stiperstones Shuttle Buses this September and you’ll be treated to a choral, as well as scenic, journey through the Shropshire Hills. The songs were created this spring/summer by composer, Mary Keith.  Mary ran a series of outdoor singing workshops to inspire new ways of seeing and understanding our fragile Shropshire […]