Join Friends of the Shropshire Hills AONB

Become a Friend from as little as £3/month.  Your subscription goes entirely into our AONB Conservation Fund which supports local projects to raise awareness and conserve the Shropshire Hills landscape, its diverse wildlife and rich heritage.

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Follow the link to download the Application Form 2019


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Friends of the Shropshire Hills AONB is run jointly by the AONB Partnership and the AONB Trust (Registered Charity 1168432).  For more information, please contact Steph Hayes on 01743-254746 or at

RVCBS Clun school visit 21.10.15

Supporting Conservation Projects

Your subscription goes into the Shropshire Hills AONB Conservation Fund. This year we have been able to support 16 local projects.  Follow the link to find out about these projects 2018-19 AONB Conservation Fund projects..


Getting Involved


We are always looking for help with fund-raising, attending local events and recruitment.

There is also plenty of opportunities to get involved with the work of the AONB Partnership and AONB Trust.

For more information please contact Steph Hayes, 01743 254746 or email


News & Past Friends Events

To read our latest newsletters click here.

19th June 2018 – Friends joined AONB Partnership members and Trustees is a 60th anniversary celebration event based in Church Stretton.  Afternoon visits included a trip out on the Shuttle Bus, a walk through Stretton Wetlands, and a hike onto the Long Mynd to find out more about the new national commons project.

7th July 2017 – Friends joined AONB Partnership members and Trustees for a morning of presentations, followed by site visits to see projects which are supported by the AONB Conservation Fund.  This included a guided walk around Bury Ditches with Wood White Butterfly project office, Rhona Goddard, and a visit to carding Mill Valley to find out more about the Heartland project.  Follow link to read press release

Friends on the Uplands Odyssey event 12.7.1517th July 2016 – Friends visit to Brineddin Wood and Bryn Farm to see projects supported by the AONB Conservation Fund and run by the AONB Partnership Team.  Follow the link to read the press release Exploring Woodlands and Waterways in the AONB.

12th July 2015 – Friends visit The Turbury to hear about our Clun Catchment work, then Trevor Wheeler’s organic hill farm at Brynmawr for a farm walk and picnic lunch. The day finished with a visit to Rhos Fiddle Nature Reserve.