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Stepping Stones

Our 50 year vision is for the natural habitats in the Shropshire Hills to be restored, healthy and connected and for people to appreciate and support our combined efforts to rejuvenate this remarkable landscape

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About the project

Stepping Stones is a programme of environmental projects within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The programme covers an area of 220km² and includes two major sites of importance for nature conservation: Long Mynd and the Stiperstones.

At its core the Stepping Stones programme is seeking to restore a healthy and wildlife-rich environment within the Shropshire Hills landscape by understanding and influencing the main drivers for change within area.

Everyone can do their bit for Stepping Stones, whether this is by the creation of new or maintenance of existing wildlife habitats, large or small, or by supporting local groups to record and monitor wildlife as well as to help with the practical management of sites.

If you would like more information or would like to be involved please contact Stepping Stones Project Officer Charlie Bell at

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Stepping Stones Field Trip

By Charlie Bell (March 2020) Field Trip to The Bog & Hope Valley Nature ReserveThe first of three planned field visits around the Stepping Stones Project Area took place on 8th March with around 25 attendees.  The group was hosted by the Marches Meadow Group and...

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Stepping Stones Project Community Meetings

By Charlie Bell (March 2020) IntroductionThanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, three Stepping Stones Project community meetings were held across the project area in late January and early February 2020. These were organised, run and facilitated...

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