The Shropshire Hills are an excellent place of learning for all ages.
Through the John Muir Award we have focused on helping young people to connect with and care about the Shropshire Hills landscape. Named after the pioneer of the National Parks movement, the John Muir Award helps participants to discover and explore a wild place, to do something to conserve it, and to share their experience.
Below are links to some other learning opportunities to help you discover and explore the Shropshire Hills landscape.
Organised school visits
- Cardingmill Valley, the National Trust offers a range of organised activities for school parties.
- Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre offer activities for schools and workshops through the school holidays.
- Shropshire Wildlife Trust, offer activities and have produced the directory “Where Wild Schools Go” of sites suitable for countryside visits by schools.
- Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, welcomes school parties and other interested groups.
- Snailbeach Lead Mine - school visits including underground tours available by arrangement.
- Blakemoorgate Cottages, Stiperstones - visits can be arranged through Natural England, who own the cottages.
Rural skills & craft courses
- Bog Visitor Centre - runs a varity of craft courses
- Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
- Westhope Craft College
- The Gleanings Rural Studies Centre
- Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre - range of courses for adults including cookery with local ingredients.
- The Hurst - creative writing
Museums & resource centres
- Shrophire Archives
- Ludlow Museum Resource Centre
- Bishop's Castle Heritage Resource Centre
- Acton Scott Hisoric Working Farm