The Stiperstones National Nature Reserve is located within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty. The site is a treasure trove of nationally significant geology and wildlife: jagged quartzite rocks dominate the skyline. Curlew, skylark and buzzard can be seen (if not heard!) and in late summer the hills are covered in a soft haze of flowering bilberry, heather and gorse...The 500m all ability trail starts at the main car park (Grid Reference SO369976). The needs of wheelchair users and people with visually impaired have been well-considered here, as plenty of rest areas and a tapping-rail have been provided along the course of the path. Visitors should note that the condition of the path deteriorates somewhat after the end of the all-ability trail. The site is very exposed, so be warned: the weather is often extreme! Toilet and refreshment facilities can be found in local villages, including disabled toilets in the nearby village of Snailbeach.
|OVERALL RATING: GREEN|
|Maximum Climbing Gradient:||1 - GREEN||2%|
|Maximum Descending Gradient:||1 - GREEN||-3%|
|Total Elevation Gain:||11 metres|