Enjoy a Day Out on the Shuttle
The following itineraries are suggestions to help you enjoy a day out on the Shuttles. Remember, the ‘day rover ticket’ allows unlimited travel all day long and if you have a valid concessionary pass, you will be able to travel for free!
During the 1870’s the Stiperstones area was one of Britain’s main sources of lead. It was a highly prized metal, used for roofing and plumbing as well as paints and bullets. Explore this area on the Long Mynd & Stiperstones Shuttle which departs from Carding Mill Valley and Church Stretton 10.10/10.13, 11.10/11.13, 13.10/13.13, 14.10/14.13, 15.10/15.13, 16.10/16.13.
Stop at the Bog Visitor Centre, once the village school. Here you will find information on the area and community that developed around the Bog Mine. Run by volunteers, the Centre sells local crafts and light refreshments. From here walk around what remains of this once thriving mining community.
After exploring the Bog, jump back onto the Shuttle and head for Snailbeach Mine (Shuttle stop). Look out for the octagonal brick chimney of Tankerville Lead Mine on your left. Snailbeach Mine was one of the biggest in Europe in the 19th Century. There is a trail around the mine buildings and a small visitor centre, run by volunteers from the Shropshire Mines Trust, is open Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
From Snailbeach Mine it is an uphill walk of about ¾ hour to The Hollies and Brook Vessons, two Shropshire Wildlife Trust reserves. The recently restored 19th Century Blakemoorgate Cottages are also up on the hill and open on the 2nd Sunday of the month.
View Shuttle timetable and plan your day.
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