The Shropshire Hills area is chosen as an Area of Excellent Natural Beauty, in the English county of Shropshire, close to its border with Wales. Appointed in 1958,the area includes 802 square kilometres ( 310 sq mi ) of land basically in south-west Shropshire. The A49 road and Welsh Marches Train line Line dissects the area north-south, passing through or near Shrewsbury, Church Stretton, Craven Arms and Ludlow.
The Shropshire Hills, found in the Welsh Marches, are comparatively high, with the very highest point in the county, Brown Clee Hill, near Ludlow, soaring to a height of 540 metres ( 1,772 ft ). This gives Shropshire the 13th tallest hill per county in Britain .Titterstone Clee Hill is a part of the Clee Hills, is of a corresponding height to Brown Clee, at 533 metres ( 1,749 ft ), making it the 3rd biggest hill.
Cities & Towns The biggest city inside the AONB is Church Stretton ( often known as " Small Switzerland" ), that has a population of approximately three thousand. Latterly , the limitations placed in town by being in the AONB has halted enlargement of the city and made a local housing deficit. Development has shifted south to Craven Arms, which is found just outside of the development limitation bounds, and is where the Shropshire Hills AONB Partnership is based.
Clun is a little city of less than one thousand found in the east, in the Clun Valley, and is the only other city ( aside from Church Stretton ) in the bounds of the AONB.Ludlow is regionally the biggest city, close to the AONB.Bishop's Castle is a little city of roughly 1,500, which is found in a slot near the Welsh border to the west. Bucknell is a little town in the south.
* Brook Clun - beginning at Anchor, ends up joining the Teme
* Cound Brook - Rises through minor watercourses running off the Long Mynd and Caer Caradoc before discharging into the Brook Severn
* Stream Teme - flows through Ludlow, before passing into Herefordshire
* Stream Rea - flows north to south, passes thru Cleobury Mortimer.