Borderland Bus Trip - A Guided Tour of this Historic Landscape
Join us on Saturday 31st July, at 10am, for a guided bus tour from Churchstoke to find out more about the fascinating heritage of the Stiperstones and Cordon Hill area.
Clare Fildes, Development Officer for the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership, explained “This is one of a number of events in the Stiperstones and Corndon area to bring local people together to discuss the idea of a community led landscape project.
Clare continued “Dr Ian Dormor, Historic Landscape Specialist, will be our guide on this bus tour. We will be visiting just some of this area’s wealth of interesting natural and historic features, such as Mitchel’s Fold, the Motte and Bailey at Hockleton and Tankerville Mine. A stop at the Bog Visitor Centre is also included for tea and cake.”
The Stiperstones – Corndon Hill area is a microcosm of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Varied and ancient geology underlies an impressive landscape of hills and vales, in many ways more typical of Wales than England. Its landscape character reflects the way in which the natural environment is no respecter of manmade boundaries. There is evidence of thousands of years of human history, from Bronze and Iron Age archaeology to 19th Century mining; pockets of rare grassland, river valleys and woodland harbouring a wealth of wildlife.
The bus tour will depart from Tuffins car park in Churchstoke at 10am and return by 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch with you and suitable walking shoes as we will be taking short walks to reach some of the sites.
Places are limited on the bus, please call Alison at the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership to book onto this tour, 01588 674080.
Date Posted: 19th July 2010