July 2020 update

As Coronavirus restrictions continue to ease, shops, sites and services are beginning to open here in the Shropshire Hills and across the county

But it is far from ‘business as normal’.  So please continue to plan your trip carefully online before you visit.  Visitor Information Centres and other facilities are not all open, and there are no walk/cycle/attraction leaflets to pick up. 

Church Stretton, and Carding Mill Valley, in the heart of the Shropshire Hills have seen a large increase in visitors arriving by car.  To ease this visitor pressure we have set up a ‘Park & Ride’ service at weekends to encourage visitors to use the temporary car park  just outside the town and take the free Shuttle bus (or walk) into the town and Carding Mill Valley.  More information here.

With a little bit of pre-planning, there are many beautiful places to visit in the AONB, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Take a look at our Explore & Enjoy pages, and click on the links below for key site information:

Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre has reopened.

Carding Mill Valley, the gift shop remains closed, car parking is limited and the cafe is offering a 'take-away' service.

Bog Visitor Centre & Acton Scott Historic Working Farm both remain closed.

We just ask that you make sure your visit leaves the place as beautiful as it was when you arrived, by doing a few simple things:

  • Take your litter home with you. 
  • Don’t light fires or barbecues.
  • Please respect the farmers and their work – keep your dog under close control and leave gates as you find them.


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