Shropshire Hills


Carding Mill valley, Shropshire Hills, England  (EddieCloud/Shutterstock)

Carding Mill valley, Shropshire Hills, England (EddieCloud/Shutterstock)

Looking for some Great British adventure inspiration? You're in the right place. Here you'll get an independent, ad-free lowdown on Britain's top 50 adventure locations - the online yin to the paper yang of our Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map.

Why Go To The Shropshire Hills?


Shropshire: it's unsung, isn't it? But there are lots of reasons why it made our top 50 Great British adventure locations. Just some of things you can do in the Shropshire Hills that you can't do anywhere else..

  • Get to the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Ironbridge Gorge
  • Have a float on the River Severn, Britain's longest river
  • Hike, road bike or mountain bike in the Shropshire Hills AONB

Want to find out more? Read on for great photos, articles, videos, top tips and other content to fire up your adventure appetite. Got a question? Ask away.

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Situated in the Welsh Marches, Shropshire boasts the Ironbridge Gorge (a World Heritage site) and the Shropshire Hills AONB, whose fabled protuberances include Long Mynd, the Stiperstones, the Wrekin and Titterstone Clee Hill. Top views and proof, as if any were needed, of Britain's prowess in the funny place names department. Offa's Dyke Path passes through the western edge of the AONB, and Britain's longest river, the Severn, cuts through the northern tip. Watch out for the coracles! Highest point: Brown Clee Hill, at 540m.

View from Stiperstones to Corndon Hill, in the Shropshire Hills AONB  (mfarr/Shutterstock)

View from Stiperstones to Corndon Hill, in the Shropshire Hills AONB (mfarr/Shutterstock)

The essential journey in the Shropshire Hills...


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Getting To The Shropshire Hills, Maps & Guides

Getting there: 2 hrs by car from Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool and Cardiff, 1.5 hrs from Birmingham.

Travel times from where you are: See the Shropshire Hills on Google Maps.

Maps: Find the right Ordnance Survey maps and / or get a month's free subscription to their excellent OS Maps app.

Guidebooks: Bradt's Shropshire guide.

Walking route guidance: Try the Shropshire Hills AONB walking page or Shropshire Great Outdoors guide.

Tourist board: Shropshire Tourism.

Even More Shropshire Hills Adventure Inspiration

Ironbridge, Shropshire  (Humphrey Butler/Marvellous Maps)

Ironbridge, Shropshire (Humphrey Butler/Marvellous Maps)

The tourist board slogan we're waiting to see... "Shrop till you drop".


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What Next?

Click here to see 49 other Great British adventure locations and tell us about your adventures, plans and suggestions for these pages.

Britain's Best Outdoorsy Bits... Mapped!

Liking what you see, but fancy keeping it old school with an actual paper map? Our Joyously Busy Great British Adventure Map features all of Britain's best outdoorsy bits (including the Top 50), plus some enjoyably random and vaguely useful stuff too. Available either as a 2-sided fold-out map or a framed wall map (office furniture and fake plants not included).