The Countryside Code: Respect Everyone; Protect the Environment; Enjoy the Outdoors
Is the AONB open this weekend?
(when searching Shropshire Hills AONB on Google, the pin is directed at our office in Craven Arms, so that is why Google shows us as closed at weekends.)
The Shropshire Hills AONB is an area of countryside in Shropshire which covers nearly a quarter of the county. It is not an attraction with opening times, but a working landscape which includes towns and villages, farmland, woodland, hills and valleys. Follow this link to view our interactive map of the Shropshire Hills AONB.
How do I get there by public transport?
There is a train station at Church Stretton, in the heart of the Shropshire Hills AONB, and at Craven Arms and Ludlow. Buses also run this way from Shrewsbury and Ludlow. Click here to go to our public transport page for train and bus information.
Where can I park & do I have to pay?
On Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram? Use #ParkShropshireHills for up-to-date reports on the parking situation.
The Shropshire Hills AONB covers almost a quarter of the county. There are public car parks (pay and display) in the towns in and around the AONB (Church Stretton, Clun, Ludlow, Craven Arms, Much Wenlock, Cleobury Mortimer, and Knighton, which lies just across the border in Wales). There are also smaller car parks within the AONB at some of the woodland sites owned by Forestry England, at National Trust countryside sites, and at some local wildlife/nature reserves. Follow the links through our Nature Reserve page and Heritage Sites page for specific site information.
Where can I walk? What other outdoor activities can I do?
See our walking page suggestions. This page also links through to the Shropshire Great Outdoors website with information on outdoor activities acrosss the county.
If walking with your dog please take extra care when on footpaths through fields and over the hills as there is livestock (cattle, sheep etc) and ground nesting birds.
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.
Overnight accommodation/camping sites in the Shropshire Hills?
Go to VisitShropshireHills for list of accommodation in the Shropshire Hills, including self-catering, camping and caravaning. The websites CoolCamping & Campsites also have a selection of campsites listed. You can also download this caravan/camping list which has been compiled by the National Trust team at Carding Mill Valley.