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Shropshire has many traditional market towns including gourmet Ludlow and the county town of Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury almost surrounded by the River Severn and birthplace of Charles Darwin, is a medieval delight of black and white buildings.
The Shropshire landscape reflects the fact that Shropshire is geologically unique and creates the special habitats that ensures that Shropshire wildlife is so diverse. All this adds up to making Shropshire great walking country.
So whether you're out and about on Shropshire Hills, by the Meres and Mosses or strolling along with the Shropshire Union and Llangollen Canals you can guarantee the Shropshire air will rejuvenate and restore you.
The miniature lakeland of Meres and Mosses around Ellesmere are a haven for wildlife and provide just one habitat for a County that has a rich and distinctive wildlife. otters and dormice, hares and bats, dragonflies and waterfowl and scores of flowering plants all call Shropshire home. The Shropshire Wildlife Trust has over 30 nature reserves to explore. Discover the variety of wildlife on English Nature's Mosses Trails around the north of the county.
Languid canals contrast with babbling trout streams but all are overshadowed by the majestic River Severn, as it meanders through the County, linking the towns of Shrewsbury, Ironbridge and Bridgnorth with a patchwork of fields, wooded valleys and heather clad hills.
The delightful scenery of our quiet County depends entirely on what lies beneath. For millions of years Shropshire was the setting for violent upheaval and, as the land mass slowly moved from south of the equator, the mineral rich Stiperstones and the escarpment of Wenlock Edge were created.
Shropshire is built on rocks from 11 out of the 13 known periods of geology - the smallest place in the world to boast so many.
The Meres and Mosses in the north of the county, the valleys of the Longmynd in the south and the Ironbridge Gorge in the east were carved out by glaciers during the ice age.
For more information about Shropshire please visit the Shropshire Tourism website.