News and Publications

Saturday Wild Skills, new Young Ranger Programme

Wednesday September 7th, 2016 | Stephanie

This autumn sees the start of a programme of exciting activities aimed at young people in the Stiperstones and Corndon Hill Country area. If you’re aged 11 or over, and looking for adventure on your doorstep, then this is for you! Our new Young Ranger programme is running outdoor activities on the second Saturday of […]

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Summer NEWSLETTER 2016

Friday July 15th, 2016 | Stephanie

The Magic of Meadows Despite a soggy start to our Hay Meadow Festival at the Bog, the day (ourselves and visitors) dried out to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife.  Over 200 people joined us in the field opposite the Bog Visitor Centre. Many tried their hand at scything and joined in the […]

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Invitation to tender Open Hills Access, Phase 1

Friday June 24th, 2016 | Stephanie

We are look for someone to research and develop three promoted routes for walkers, cyclists and horse-riders within the Scheme area. This will include proposals for access improvements and for the production of promotional leaflets. Follow the link to read the tender document –Open Hills Access_Phase 1 Brief FINAL Applications must be sent to joe.penford@shropshire.gov.uk by 12.00 […]

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Curlew Country Sculpture & Song, 9th July, 8.30pm at Norbury

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 | Stephanie

The Curlew Country Arts Project comes to a close on the evening of Saturday 9th July with a lantern parade, poems, sculpture and song. This is the culmination of a series of public workshops to celebrate the local curlew population. The Curlew Country Choir will perform a number of especially composed songs, written by poet Karen […]

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Hay Meadow FESTIVAL, join us Sat 9th July at the Bog, Pennerley, from 10am

Wednesday June 22nd, 2016 | Stephanie

Join us for a fun filled family day to celebrate wildflower meadows and their wealth of wildlife. Guided WALKS and talks, SCYTHING demonstrations and competitions, arts and CRAFTS, vintage tractors and machinery, MUSIC and merriment are all part of the packed programme. Flower-rich grasslands are some of the most important habitats surviving in the Scheme […]

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Curlew Country Choir raises the roof

Wednesday May 18th, 2016 | Stephanie

150 people took part in the Curlew Country activities around the Stiperstones over the weekend. This was the first in a series of public art events organised by the Stiperstones & Corndon Landscape Partnership Scheme to raise awareness of the plight of local curlews. Scheme Manager, Joy Howells, explains “Our local curlew population diminished by […]

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Curlew Country Arts Project

Tuesday April 26th, 2016 | Stephanie

In May, the Stiperstones and Corndon area will be a waymark on a 500 mile walk being undertaken by television producer Mary Colwell-Hector to raise awareness of the plight of curlews in the UK and Ireland. The “Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme” has funded a community arts project to link in with Mary’s […]

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Record your Curlew, Snipe & Lapwing sightings here

Sunday April 24th, 2016 | Stephanie

Everyone can help with the Curlew Recovery Project. Please help us to find out where nesting Snipe, Lapwing (Peewit), and Curlew are so that we can carry on our essential monitoring work to try and save our local curlew population. Follow this link to submit your sightings – http://www.stiperstonesandcorndon.co.uk/birdform/.  Please fill in as much information as […]

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Excellent opportunity for local trades’ people to gain certificate in traditional building skills

Friday April 22nd, 2016 | Stephanie

Working with the National Heritage Training Group, we have developed an exciting 6-day certificated course in understanding repair and maintenance of pre 1919 traditional buildings. Within the Scheme area, the majority of buildings are made from traditional materials using traditional methods and skills. Their careful repair and conservation is vital to the rich heritage of the […]

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New skills new horizons – press release

Wednesday April 20th, 2016 | Stephanie

18 year old Adam Stallard from Trefeglwys has started his one year traineeship with the Stiperstones & Corndon Hill Country Landscape Partnership Scheme. Burning heather on the Stiperstones, installing water supply to Bishop’s Castle allotments and adding fishing platforms to the River Severn at Ironbridge are just some of things he has been up to […]

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