Get involved and volunteer with the Stepping Stones project

Volunteer with the Stepping Stones projects in South Shropshire

Stepping Stones is a programme of landscape-scale environmental projects in the Shropshire Hills. There are lots of opportunities throughout the year to support the project and help us restore and connect healthy habitats for wildlife. If you'd like to know how you can get involved, read on to find out about the opportunities we've got coming up.

Upcoming Stepping Stones events

The best way to stay up to date with all our volunteering opportunities is to sign up to the Stepping Stones newsletter. To sign up, email Charlie.

Volunteers installing some fencing as part of the Stepping Stones project
Volunteers installing some fencing as part of the Stepping Stones project in South Shropshire
Volunteers installing some fencing as part of the Stepping Stones project

Wednesday 22 September

Habitat management for butterflies – Nipstone  

We are working with Butterfly Conservation to run some volunteer work parties to improve habitat for small pearl bordered fritillary.  This will mainly be cutting and raking rushes.  The day will start at 10.00am and continue until 3.00pm. Booking essential, please contact Stephen Lewis 

Wednesday 13 October

Fencing for new hedgerows – Jinlye

Join National Trust Area Ranger Patrick to help install new fencing at JInlye Meadows, All Stretton.  This fencing will allow us to plant new hedgerows early next spring and keep them safe from nibbling sheep!

To book email Charlie.

Wednesday 20 October

Habitat management for butterflies – Black Rhadley 

We are working with Butterfly Conservation to run some volunteer work parties to improve habitat for small pearl bordered fritillary.  This will mainly be cutting and raking rushes. The day will start at 10.00am and continue until 3.00pm. Booking essential, please contact Stephen Lewis 

Wednesday 27 October

Fencing for new hedgerows – Jinlye

Join National Trust Area Ranger Patrick to help install new fencing at JInlye Meadows, All Stretton.  This fencing will allow us to plant new hedgerows early next spring and keep them safe from nibbling sheep!

To book email Charlie.

Wednesday 3 November

Habitat management for butterflies – Corndon Cottage

We are working with Butterfly Conservation to run some volunteer work parties to improve habitat for small pearl bordered fritillary.  This will mainly be cutting and raking rushes. The day will start at 10.00am and continue until 3.00pm. Booking essential, please contact Stephen Lewis

Thursday 18 November

Hedgerow planting - venue TBC

Join CPRE to help plant new hedgerows.  Hedgerows are hugely important for habitat connectivity and act as wildlife corridors, as well as providing valuable habitat in themselves.

To book email Charlie.

Wednesday 1 December

Habitat management for butterflies – Roman Gravels

We are working with Butterfly Conservation to run some volunteer work parties to improve habitat for dingy skipper and grayling.  The day will start at 10.00am and continue until 3.00pm. Booking essential, please contact Stephen Lewis

Thursday 2 December

Hedgerow planting - venue TBC

Join CPRE to help plant new hedgerows.  Hedgerows are hugely important for habitat connectivity and act as wildlife corridors, as well as providing valuable habitat in themselves.

To book email Charlie.

Thursday 16 December

Hedgerow planting - venue TBC

Join CPRE to help plant new hedgerows.  Hedgerows are hugely important for habitat connectivity and act as wildlife corridors, as well as providing valuable habitat in themselves.

To book email Charlie.

Sheep grazing on the Long Mynd in South Shropshire

Stepping Stones Project

Find out all about this landscape scale project in the Shropshire Hills and how you can be involved.

Low cloud draped over the Shropshire Hills

Support the Stepping Stones Appeal 

Help us to restore and connect isolated habitats for plants and wildlife across Long Mynd and the Stiperstones.