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Visitors walking in the parkland in autumn, near Hadrians Arch at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire
The parkland near Hadrians Arch at Shugborough Estate | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

Countryside and woodland in Shropshire and Staffordshire

With secret woodlands, nature walks, accessible wilderness and historic rock houses, there is so much to explore in the countryside in Shropshire and Staffordshire. Find out where best to roam.

Countryside areas in Shropshire and Staffordshire

Visitors at Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills, Shropshire

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd 

Explore the great outdoors at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd. Enjoy a bracing walk, a challenging bike ride, a wild swim, have fun with the family or just take in the views.

Visitors walking through the trees in the grounds at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire.

The parkland at Shugborough 

Discover the wildlife, buildings and monuments that you can find on 900 acres of parkland at Shugborough Estate.

Exterior of Martindale Cottage at Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses. The bottom of a red sandstone rock face is shown with a central door and two windows with green shutters.

Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses 

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

Kinver, near Stourbridge, Staffordshire

Partially open today
Swan on the river at Attingham Park, Shropshire

The parkland at Attingham 

Discover nature and wildlife thriving on Attingham’s historic estate. From ancient trees and wildflowers to cattle and deer, there’s plenty to look out for.

A tree-framed view of the Wrekin beyond the Cheshire Vale from Wenlock Edge, Shropshire

Wenlock Edge 

Explore the Shropshire countryside at Wenlock Edge on a circular walk or try out the play area and complete some of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾' activities.

A family walking in woodland at Arlington Court, Devon

Explore the estate at Dudmaston 

Whether it’s family walks in the woodland or getting outdoors on a bike ride through Comer Wood, discover the best ways to explore the estate at Dudmaston.

View of a tree growing on heathland at Downs Banks, Staffordshire, with far-reaching views

Downs Banks 

A little wilderness of woodlands and heath in the heart of the Midlands

Near Stone, Staffordshire

Hawksmoor ancient woodland


Discover Staffordshire's secret woodlands

Cheadle, Staffordshire

All countryside and woodland in Shropshire and Staffordshire

    A view of the south west front of Benthall Hall and garden, with trees and topiary hedges in the foreground and a cloudy sky above

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    From open countryside to magnificent houses, explore special places in Shropshire and Staffordshire.