Wenlock Edge

Wenlock Edge

Things to see and do

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Dudmaston picnic woodland

Come out and play this summer 

Spend your summer days at Wenlock Edge. There's lots of activities for the whole family.

Upcoming events

Scavenger Hunt

Thu 25 Jul 2019
11:00-14:00
Come and explore the woods and track down nature's treasures.

Little Trackers

Thu 08 Aug 2019
11:00-13:00
Be a nature detective and join the ranger to discover who calls the Wenlock woods home.

50 things blitz

Thu 22 Aug 2019
11:00-15:00
Come and tick off a number of 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. No. 13: Make a mud pie - Come and get your hands dirty and make a squidgy, squelchy mud pie and decorate it with twigs and leaves, No. 26: Hunt for fossils and bones - Hunt...

Wild Food Foraging Morning

Sun 15 Sep 2019
10:00-13:00
See what edible delights can be found at Wilderhope in autumn.

Dormouse walk

Sun 06 Oct 2019
10:00-12:00
Wenlock Edge is home to the largest population of hazel dormice in Shropshire. At this time of year they will be nibbling hazel nuts in a bid to put on weight before winter arrives

Halloween at Wenlock Edge

Sat 26 Oct 2019
15:00-17:00
Join us for some creepy crafts then search for a witch who will tell spooky stories.
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Our work

Pyramidal orchid (Anacamptis pyramidalis)

Summer wildlife at Wenlock 

Make the most of longer, summer days on Wenlock Edge. Butterflies flit through the meadows and wild orchids bloom on edges of the woodland rides.

Hebridean Sheep conservation grazing

Conservation 

Uncover the conservation work that goes on behind the scenes on Wenlock Edge.

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Get involved

Wenlock Edge volunteer rangers litter picking

Volunteering at Wenlock Edge 

There's never been a better time to get involved as a volunteer. We have an excellent team of volunteers at Wenlock Edge. Could you help preserve this fragile ancient place?

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Wildlife

Dormouse nestbox on Wenlock Edge

Dormouse nestbox project 

Over the last 100 years, dormouse populations in Britain have dramatically declined, mainly due to the loss and fragmentation of their habitat. This fall in numbers has led to this loveable creature to be protected nationally and internationally. Shropshire is considered to be a key county for dormice because it approaches their most north-westerly limit in Europe: here they are particularly vulnerable.

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Groups

School group work with Wenlock ranger team

Groups and educational visits 

Find out how to book a group or educational visit to Wenlock Edge.