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The Buttercross, Ludlow

Shropshire Hills AONB

Designated in 1958, the Shropshire Hills AONB is a picturesque landscape of rolling farmland, woods, river valleys and hills. It’s unique landscape contains a treasure trove of wildlife, geology and heritage. Stretching from the Wrekin in the North East, down to Knighton in the South West, it covers 802 square kilometres of some of the most varied and unique landscape in the country.

Aside from Ludlow, a number of towns in or around the AONB are well worth a visit, both in themselves and as a base to explore the surrounding countryside, including –

Church Stretton

Bishops Castle

Much Wenlock


Craven Arms

Cleobury Mortimer

For more information see the official website of the Shropshire Hills AONB