Shropshire is the largest
county in England not to have a coastline with an area of 1,346 square
miles, also sometimes called Salop.
Geologically, the county is
very varied with flat plains in the north and the Shropshire Hills in the
south, which are an Area of Outstanding National Beauty and cover around 23%
of the county.
Shropshire is an important
agricultural area but has significant industrial roots, being the birthplace
of the Industrial Revolution at Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge, where the
world’s first iron bridge was erected over the River Severn in 1779.
Generally, Shropshire is
quiet, with a relatively small population. There are no cities and most of
the towns are quite small with a good supply of independent shops. As a
county which borders Wales, historically it was on something of a front line
and castles and hill forts abound.
Footpaths are everywhere
and there are walks to suit all ages and abilities. My walks are all located
in the Shropshire Hills which vary from heather covered moorland to
you need somewhere to stay for a trip to Shropshire, check out "walker
Scroll down to see Shropshire walks.
you need to buy any hiking equipment/clothing before your trip see the Hiking
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