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Recruiting “Crayfish Champions” to help survey streams in the Clun area

The Shropshire Hills 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. Working with the Marches Crayfish Partnership, the Shropshire Hills AONB Team are hoping to discover how […]

Grant for capacity building to benefit the AONB

£38,100 has been secured through a ‘Resilient Heritage’ grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, this will enable the new Shropshire Hills AONB Trust and AONB Partnership to build capacity to conserve and enhance the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty into the future. Anthony Morgan, Chair of the AONB […]

Latest newsletter, May 2018

Follow the link to read our latest newsletter May 2018 Newsletter.  Articles include: Celebrating 60 years Grant for capacity building Natural choice for a visit Shuttle Buses return to the hills  

Conservation Board proposal shelved

Our two Councils and the Partnership made in November 2016 a formal proposal to Defra to create a Conservation Board for the Shropshire Hills AONB, and resubmitted this in August 2017 after Ministerial guidance was issued. In March we met Lord Gardiner, Defra Minister, and learned that since a national review of National Parks and […]

Shuttle Buses start this Bank Holiday weekend…

Keen passengers will be flocking to enjoy the Shropshire Hills this weekend from a shuttle bus. They’ll be jumping aboard to venture across the Long Mynd and around the Stiperstones to visit their favourite country pubs and tea rooms whilst enjoying some fresh spring air. Many head from Church Stretton to the Horseshoe Inn at […]

Guidelines for use of 60th anniversary badge

In 1958, our beautiful Shropshire Hills landscape was one of the first to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  To celebrate 60 years, you are welcome to use these badges in your promotional material – social, media, websites, publications, presentations etc. All these badges are available electronically as jpeg, png, pdf & […]

SURVEY – What do you most value about the Shropshire Hills?

The Shropshire Hills AONB Management Plan is under review and we would like to hear your views on What do you most value about the Shropshire Hills? What is changing, for better or worse? What needs to be done, and how can we work together to do it? The new AONB Management Plan will set […]

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 […]