A Special Place

The Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty was designated in 1958 and covers an area of 802 square kilometres, extending from the Wrekin to the Clun Forest and from the Stiperstones across to the Clee Hills.

Click on the links below to discover what makes the Shropshire Hills special, and how the statutory Management Plan seeks to guide and inspire action to conserve and enhance these features. 

Find out how we are facing the challenges of the climate and nature emergency here in the Shropshire Hills, and the role of planning in preventing inappropriate development from harming the special qualities of the AONB.