News and Publications


Wednesday May 31st, 2017 | Stephanie

Impressions of the Past at Poles Coppice This beautiful sculpture, echoing the outline of Earl’s Hill and representing a hillfort palisade fence, has just been installed at the picnic site in Poles Coppice.  The sculpture is the result of a series of workshops, walks and events which started last autumn and has involved over 150 […]

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A typical Curlew Country day in the field, May 2017

Wednesday May 24th, 2017 | Stephanie

Heather Scott, a placement student gaining work experience as part of a Harper Adams University Countryside Management Course spent some time with Tony Cross, ornithologist and Amanda Perkins, Curlew Country project manager on Monday 15th May.  She has written a piece about her experience. “We started out from the office at about mid-day as Mandi had […]

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Curlew Country Nest Monitoring Update

Wednesday May 17th, 2017 | Stephanie

This spring, the dry weather has caused unusual behaviour among curlew.  Whilst their season started early it slowed right down as ground became too hard for adult birds to probe their bills into.  The dry conditions have also meant the grass was not at a good height in which to form a nest without vulnerability […]

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Hay Meadow Festival, The Bog, 24th June

Tuesday May 16th, 2017 | Stephanie

A typical meadow can be home to over 150 species of wild plants and flowers.  These attract and support other wildlife, including the vital pollinator insects, which are in decline. To celebrate local wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife we hope you can join us at our Hay Meadow Festival on Saturday 24th June.  […]

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Hay Meadow Festival – TRADE STALL applications

Wednesday May 10th, 2017 | Stephanie

roll up… roll up… Apply for your trade stall at our Hay Meadow Festival on Saturday 24th June at the Bog, Pennerley, 10am – 4pm It’s going to be a fun filled family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. Activities include guided meadow walks, family bug hunts, have a go at […]

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Spring Newsletter, 2017

Wednesday April 5th, 2017 | Stephanie

Launching this Saturday 8th April at Carding Mill Valley.  This exciting arts project is based around the Long Mynd and Stiperstones.  Three artists have created a programme of visual, musical and performance-based art to help people explore the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful rugged upland area. Come along between 11am and 3pm […]

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Heartland – Art project in the Shropshire Hills launches 8 April

Wednesday March 29th, 2017 | Stephanie

In 2017 three artists will open people’s eyes to new ways of seeing and understanding the fragile Shropshire Hills landscape. An exciting programme of visual, musical and performance-based art will invite everyone to explore the history, the stories and the future of this beautiful rugged upland area. Tony Plant is a site specific artist whose […]

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Bluebells & Brimstones at Poles Coppice

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017 | Stephanie

Spring is a great time for a woodland walk.  This spring, with the practical work at Poles Coppice complete, more sunlight will be reaching the woodland floor, allowing spring flowers to flourish.  Through the Rescuing Rocks Project, the Stiperstones & Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme have opened up woodland glades and rides to benefit woodland flowers, […]

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The Curlew Country Project 2017

Friday March 10th, 2017 | Stephanie

Once the Herald of spring for many, the haunting call of curlew is much harder to hear these days.  With the local curlew population having declined by 30% in the last ten years, the Curlew Country Project needs your help to save these beautiful birds. Last year we gained national recognition for our ground-breaking work […]

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Understanding the care and conservation of pre 1919 buildings

Wednesday March 1st, 2017 | Stephanie

This is a 6-day certificated course aimed at crafts people, contractors, professionals’ and building owners who want to learn about the practicalities of working on old buildings. The tutors are Colin Richards from C.J.R.Heritage and John Munro from the Traditional Building Skills Co. The course is accredited by CSkills and City and Guilds and endorsed by […]

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