Family Foraging - Sunday 12th September

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Join Jenni Clegg, from Natural England, and Cath Landles, from the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership, on Sunday 12th September, for a stroll on The Stiperstones to learn about the variety of berries that grow on this beautiful heather clad heathland.

Jenni explains “We will be following in the footsteps of the women and children who used to pick and sell Whinberries to supplement the income the men brought home from the mines.  We will identify the berries and plants, pick some Whinberries to eat along the way and mark the end of the stroll with a Whinberry muffin to sample.”

The walk starts at 2pm from the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve car park and will finish by 5pm.  The event is free, but booking is essential, so please call Jenni on 01743 792294 or email

You can travel to the event using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle bus, which stops at the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve car park.  For details including timetable see

The Stiperstones forms part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and together with the Long Mynd, they make up the largest area of heathland in the Shropshire Hills.  At this time of year these hilltops are a sea of purple heather and not to be missed.

Date Posted: 31st August 2010

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