5th July 2010

Estate Management in Modern Times – guided walk on Thursday 8th July

Join us in Chirbury on Thursday 8th July, 6 – 8pm, for a look behind the scenes at one of our large Estates.

Clare Fildes, Development Officer for the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership, explained “The Powis Estate Manager, Mr Tom Till, will be leading a guided tour of Chirbury and a local tenant farm, to discuss estate management, supporting the community and farming practices.”

Clare continued “This is one of a number of events in the Stiperstones and Corndon area to bring local people together to discuss the idea of a community led landscape project.  This area has a wealth of interesting natural and historic features, which make the landscape distinct and an initial community meeting held in April highlighted local interest and enthusiasm for such a project.” 

The Stiperstones – Corndon Hill area is a microcosm of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Varied and ancient geology underlies an impressive landscape of hills and vales, in many ways more redolent of Wales than England.  Its landscape character reflects the way in which the natural environment is no respecter of manmade boundaries.  There is evidence of thousands of years of human history, from Bronze and Iron Age archaeology to 19th Century mining; pockets of rare grassland, river valleys and woodland harbouring a wealth of wildlife.

The Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership is leading on a Landscape Partnership Scheme which aims to use the rich cultural and natural heritage of the area to bring together communities and organisations both sides of the border.

Booking on this walk is essential, please contact Alison at the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership on 01588 674080.

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