Discover the wild, rugged Stiperstones of Shropshire

Minsterley, Shropshire

See the Ordovician ‘Stiperstones Quartzite’, which is a wild and distinctive landscape rich with geology of national significance.

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During the last ice age The Ordovician ‘Stiperstones Quartzite’, which makes up the ridge, was shattered leaving the jagged, scattered rubble landscape we see today. There is nothing better than stepping out into the countryside for a long walk or hike across the Stiperstones in Shropshire, an extravagant result of nature's powers. There are open and well-used public rights of way to the reserve. The Stiperstones is an 8km path that takes in the sights of the ridge and surrounding countryside, for those of you who prefer shorter routes there are a number of alternative trails for all abilities.

If you are in to local wildlife, you may come across the common lizard and common frog where they reside on the reserve, red grouse red kite, skylark, raven and stonechat can also be sited here, not to mention the armies of hairy wood ants, glorious green hairstreak butterflies and emperor moths.

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