Wildlife & walks

Local walks for Sep/Oct

Local walks for Sep/Oct

At this time of year there’s a beautiful palette of colours waiting to be discovered across the breathtaking Shropshire countryside. From bracing hikes over windswept moorland…
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The departure

The departure

Our wildlife expert Edward Andrews MSc shares some fascinating facts about one of our best-loved birds of prey.   A large ash tree with a spreading…
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Local walks Jul/Aug

Local walks Jul/Aug

Walking in Shropshire is rewarding for all ages and abilities, with its stunning geography, geology, and wildlife. We’ve compiled our list of local walks and…
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The bat mine

The bat mine

Ed Andrews ventures underground to explore a real ‘batcave’ At the bottom of a steep bramble-covered bank, tucked in the corner of a long-forgotten field…
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Autumn webs…

Autumn webs…

Ed Andrews gets up close and personal with one of our most fascinating creatures – the spider. Spider silk is the strongest natural fibre ever…
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A Snake in the Grass

A Snake in the Grass

The human mind is a complex and wonderful thing. Some images can automatically trigger emotions and actions. For some people, the mere sight of certain…
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Highways and byways

Highways and byways

A trackway is defined as, a path formed by the repeated treading of people or animals. Since civilisation began, humans would have needed to travel…
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A Tale of Two Woodlands

The landscape around Chorley, near Bridgnorth, folds into gentle hills. Sheep-grazed pasture and timber-framed cottages, lost in time, give the area a typically ‘English’ feel.…
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