The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) covers almost a quarter of Shropshire. It's a living landscape, loved by locals and visitors alike for its quality of environment, rich history, and for walking, relaxation and inspiration.
This website will help you to find out about what’s special about the Shropshire Hills, ideas for enjoying and exploring, and work being carried out to look after the AONB and promote its qualities.
stay connected with nature
INSTERESTED IN YOUNG RANGERS?
Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to reduce isolation during the pandemic.
Whether at home, in your garden, or close to home (as part of permitted daily exercise), we have a few ideas of things that you can do to re-discover your wild side.
- Wildlife Tracker - search for highlights, share your results and enter our competition for special prizes!
- Hello Nestbox - build a birdbox and a feeder. Survey birds at home and at a local wildlife site.
A range of other exciting Young Ranger activities will be available over the course of the Locakdown. Watch this space!
Young Rangers gives young people (aged 12-16) new opprtunities for exploration, learning and adventure in the great outdoors.
Is the AONB open this weekend?
How do I get there by public transport?
Where can I park & do I have to pay?
Where can I walk? What activities can I do?
It's important to follow the Countryside Code when you are out and about in the Shropshire Hills to keep everyone and the environment safe.
Conservation Fund open for applications
Grants in the range of £500 – £2,000.
This is a small grant pot, administered by the Shropshire Hills AONB Trust, which can award up to £2,000 towards local projects that help to conserve, enhance and raise awareness of the Shropshire Hills. The work carried out needs to be either within the AONB, or directly benefiting it.
Deadline for expressions of interest is 22nd February 2021.
News & Activities
workshop for farmers in the AONB CANCELLED, Online
Bishop's Castle Georgian History Day, Online
Agri-environment schemes - workshop for farmers in the AONB (3), Online
New upland commons project in the Shropshire Hills
Future agri-environment schemes: How to get the best for your business…
Motorcross enforcement action upheld in the AONB
Sign up for farmer workshops
Hello from the AONB Partnership team
Our office remains closed and we are working from home in line with Government guidance. Our phone numbers operate through our laptops, so you are still able to contact us on the usual numbers, and by email.
If you have a query, please email or leave a voice message for the relevant team member and they’ll reply or give you a call as soon as they are able.