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Bog mine and visitor centre - Stiperstones

Stiperstones

Location

Six miles north of Bishops Castle, east of the A488.
Grid ref SO 355979.
You can use the shuttle bus to visit this site. 

Facilities

  • Visitor centre
  • Toilets
  • Car parking

Disabled visitors can now enjoy full access to the centre which now provides:

  • Disabled parking
  • Access ramps
  • Disabled toilet

The visitor centre will be open every week, Wednesday to Sunday, from Easter to October, bank holidays and every day during the school holidays.

Recreational activities

There are two circular walks from the centre which are:

  • Mucklewick Walk
  • Flenny Bank Walk

Go to the Shropshire walking website for more information on these and other short circular walks.

The Shropshire Way also crosses the Stiperstones, and the path's website has more information on the route's circular walks, the whole route and walks linked to the shuttle bus.

There are also numerous riding routes which take in the views across the stunning Stiperstones and bog area, which can be investigated via the Shropshire Riding website. 

About the site

The unusually named Bog Visitor Centre is the old school house and one of last remaining buildings from The Bog Village, demolished in 1972. The centre is the only visitor facility for the Stiperstones upland region in the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides a wealth of information about its mining history, its people, and the current work to restore the surrounding landscape.

The Bog Visitor Centre with its old school interior and gas lighting still retains that air and charm of a bygone age dear to local residents and visitors alike, and its unique character has become part of the visitor experience. The centre is staffed by a team of volunteers, who have set themselves up as the Bog Visitor Centre Volunteer Group. Members of the group are from the local community and they give a warm welcome to visitors, providing information, tea and homemade cakes, as well as selling locally produced crafts.

A 'Your Heritage' lottery grant has helped to improve the visitor welcome and understanding of the mine remains, and provided new interpretation within the visitor centre, along with a fantastic landscape mural of the Stiperstones by a local artist.

Go to the attachments on this page to view some of the interpretation now provided.

You can also visit The Bog Visitor Centre website for further information. 

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Contact

Outdoor Recreation
via Customer Service Centre 0345 678 9000
Shropshire Council
Outdoor Recreation
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY2 6ND
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