The Long Mynd and the Stiperstones ridge

Together these hill make up the largest area of heathland in the Shropshire Hills. Come to Broughton Bunkhouse in late summer when the hilltops are a sea of purple.

Visually, these two ‘hills’ are very different – the Long Mynd is a large and long plateau, while the Stiperstones ridge has rugged outline.  Along with the heather a variety of other plants flourish here including bilberry (known locally as whinberry), and this in turn attracts many insects and birds.

Find out more on the Shropshire Hills website.