Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Nanny’s Rock, a five-room cavern where wise woman orhealer ‘Meg O’ Foxholes’ once lived

Important notice -

The gardens and tearoom are open at the Rock Houses, and you can peek inside the cottages. You need to book your visit in advance. Check 'What’s On' to book. The countryside and car parks of Kinver Edge are open, you don't need to book to visit here.

High sandstone ridge and hill fort overlooking dramatic red sandstone rock houses

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Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

What's on

Please book before visiting 

The tearoom, garden and orchards around the Rock Houses are now open, and you are able to peer inside the restored rock cottages. You’ll need to book tickets before you visit. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday.  Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven't booked. The wider countryside of Kinver Edge, including the woodland and heathland trails and the Hillfort, are all free to visit at any time without booking. Car parks around Kinver Edge are open and free, with no booking needed. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Upcoming events

Timed entry to Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses (10 August - 16 August)

Fri 14 Aug 2020
14:30-15:00
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Timed entry to Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses (17 August - 23 August)

Mon 17 Aug 2020
11:00-11:30
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What refreshments are available?

The Rock House cafe will reopen from Monday 13th July and will initially be serving a limited range of takeaway hot and cold drinks and some light snacks. We’ve introduced new safety measures including closure of our indoor seating areas, and screens at our till and collection points. We’ll also only be accepting card payment. We look forward to welcoming you back and know that you’ll support us to make this a safe experience for everyone.

Close-up of a cream tea

Helping you eat out 

From 3 August you'll be able to get 50 per cent off your bill, up to a maximum of £10 per person on food and drink bought at and consumed at our café (excluding alcoholic drinks), through the government's Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. The scheme applies from Monday to Wednesdays only and ends on 31 August.

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Things to see and do

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Wildlife

A green hairstreak butterfly

Wildlife at Kinver Edge 

With rare heathland habitat and miles of surrounding woodland, there's a wealth of special wildlife to discover at Kinver Edge.

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

History

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Our work

Heathland restoration rationale and proposal for Blakeshall Common 

Kinver Edge is home to some very rare wildlife species that inhabit the special heathland. We are hoping to encourage and protect these plants and animals by restoring more heathland, on the Blakeshall Common area. Find out more about these ambitious plans for nature here.

Rangers Edwin Blunt (left) and Ewan Chapman sharing stories at Kinver Edge

Nurturing nature at Kinver Edge 

Taking care of a landscape is a long-term commitment. Two rangers discuss their role in preserving the magic and beauty of Kinver Edge.

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses

Get involved

A volunteer makes traditional rag rugs outside the Rock Houses

Volunteer at Kinver Edge 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers that help us look after Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. Take a look at jobs they help us with and how to get involved and join the team yourself.