Scenic Quality & Tranquility

Panoramic views can be had across and beyond the AONB, and both wide open spaces and intimate corners are found. There are contrasts from relatively wild hills and valleys to softer, settled landscapes, as well as between varying seasonal colours of heather, grass, bracken and broadleaved trees.

Off the beaten track and remote in the context of the West Midlands, the Shropshire Hills are a haven of tranquillity – peace and quiet, dark skies and unspoilt views. Relatively low levels of noise and inappropriate development combine with modest visitor numbers to create an unspoilt quality that is greatly valued throughout the area.

view looking south from the top of the Linley Beeches avenue above Norbury