Outdoor Learning

AONBs are landscapes of fantastic diversity offering natural and cultural heritage to explore. They are excellent places of learning for all ages.

In partnership with South Shropshire Youth Forum, local schools and other youth groups we have worked with many young people in and around the Shropshire Hills, helping them to connect with and care about this special landscape. 

Take a look at this short film, Buzz in the Borders, helping primary school children to discover all about pollinators.

Click below to find out about our latest projects:


John Muir Award 

This has proven a great way to engage with school children and teachers. 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. 

Based on our work, resources have been developed to help other AONBs deliver the John Muir Award across the UK, which you can download here.

Scroll down for other learning opportunities in the Shropshire Hills:

photograph of young person using an id chart

Shropshire Place-Names & Childhood Education

In 2019-21, we worked with the University of Nottingham to create landscape-based teaching resources aimed at all educators, including schools and other organisations offering educational content.  To view the wide range of resources created, click on the button below 

downloadable resources for use in the classroom or at home 


Organised school visits


Rural skills & craft courses


Museums & resource centres