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New five year Management Plan for AONB – public consultation

Public consultation has been launched today on the draft new Shropshire Hills AONB Management Plan for 2019-24. The new plan results from work among partners in the AONB Partnership over the last year and a half.  We now welcome comments from anyone who has an interest in the area.   The Shropshire Hills have evolved […]

Clun Crayfish Survey Report, November 2018

The AONB is home to the endangered white-clawed crayfish. It is the UK’s only native crayfish, but in recent years, due to a combination of declining habitat and the invasive American signal crayfish it is under threat.  To discover how white-clawed crayfish are doing, we teamed up with the Marches Crayfish Partnership to survey streams […]

Latest newsletter, Autumn 2018

Follow the link to read our latest newsletter Autumn 2018, Newsletter   Articles include: Camps, Climbing walls & Conservation Planning for the future of the Shropshire Hills Mesolithic finds at Cothercott Mill

The Future of Commons post Brexit, 16th October, Craven Arms

A free event aimed at common owners, commoners and other interested parties to find out what Brexit means for your common/farm. Julia Aglionby, Executive Director of the Foundation for Common Land & Chair of the Uplands Alliance, will be speaking and taking questions about the impact of the Agricultural Bill, transitional payments, future schemes and […]

Helping Hillforts & Earthwork Castles guide published

Hot off the press, this handy field guide will help you explore some of our local Iron Age and medieval heritage sites.  Field work and archaeological surveys were carried out through the Helping Hillforts & Earthwork Castles project.  This was one of the 15 heritage projects run by the Stiperstones & Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme between April […]

Caering for Caradoc – Fix the Fort APPEAL

We need to raise £10,000 to fix Caer Caradoc’s worn-down ramparts Caer Caradoc stands in the heart of the AONB and is very popular with visitors from near and far. This iconic landmark gets its name from its link to the legendary warrior prince Caradoc, who rebelled against the Romans in the first century AD. Decades […]

Outstanding Week, 15 – 23 September

Outstanding Week is the AONB Family’s week (and a bit) long programme of events to help people reconnect with nature by enjoying and being inspired by the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs). This year it takes place from Saturday 15th – Sunday 23rd September. AONBs are some of the UK’s most beautiful, cherished […]

Latest Newsletter, July 2018

Follow the link to read our latest newsletter July 2018 Newsletter.  Articles include: Celebrating 60 this Sunday 29th – The Order, given under the Common Seal of the National Parks Commission… Engaging visitors to care for our most loved and iconic landmarks Crayfish Champions Making commons more relevant to 21st century life

“small but exquisitely formed”

“I just wanted to contact you to thank you for your efforts for Saturdays hay festival. I thought it was small but exquisitely formed! Such a lot if like minded people who were extremely enthusiastic about their subjects, friendly and helpful. I finally identified bees that appear early in my lawn, had a marvellous lamb […]

Shropshire Hills HAY MEADOW Festival, Sat 7th July

Don’t miss the Shropshire Hills Hay Meadow Festival next Saturday 7th July at the Bog, Pennerley (SY5 0NG). Join us as we celebrate 60 years of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  http://www.shropshirehillsaonb.co.uk/enjoying-the-shropshire-hills/hay-meadow-festival/   We have a packed programme of activities planned. From guided walks and games, storytelling and song, to craft stalls and […]