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The Bog Visitor Centre (8 miles)




The Bog Visitor Centre, in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, is a gas-lit Victorian former school which is one of the few remaining buildings of a lost lead and barytes-mining village. The Bog mine once had 300 buildings and featured an amazing aerial ropeway. It is set in a legendary geological landscape and noted in folklore for the exploits of Wild Edric. The centre is staffed by local volunteers who are always happy to share their knowledge of the area with nearly 20,000 visitors each year. With ample car parking, it is the ideal starting point for many walks around the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve, and is noted for its warm welcome and local home-baked refreshments.

OPEN: Wednesday-Sunday from 10.00am-5.00pm from 31 March to 28 October (10.00am-4.00pm during October), plus every day during school and bank holidays.