Autumn walking in this border area is fantastic, and the surrounding towns offer plenty of pubs, culture and, in nearby Ludlow, the region’s best restaurantsNungwi Village
Why go now?
This area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), which covers a quarter of Shropshire, has wonderful autumn walks through heather-covered hills, valleys and ancient woodland.
What else is there to do?
There are charming towns and villages in and around the AONB: the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre is a good place to start. Church Stretton is the walking heart; Ludlow is the foodie hub; Bishop’s Castle is packed with pubs; Craven Arms is the cultural capital; and quiet Clun is full of history. Find more about all of these at visitsouthshropshire.co.uk. Medieval Shrewsbury, to the north, is the nearest big town, with lots of attractions including new prison tours.