The unusually named Bog Visitor Centre, is the old school house and one of last remaining buildings from The Bog Village, demolished in 1972. The centre is the only visitor facility for the Stiperstones upland region in the heart of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provides a wealth of information about its mining history, its people, and the current work to restore the surrounding landscape.Not to mention books by Malcolm Saville and on the Shropshire lead mining industry.
The centre is staffed by a team of volunteers, who have set themselves up as the Bog Visitor Centre Volunteer Group. Members of the group are from the local community and they give a warm welcome to visitors, providing tea and home made cakes as well as selling locally produced crafts.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
When in Shropshire be sure to visit The Bog
From Shropshire County Council's website:
The centre has its own website too. Which is good, because I am always afraid that it is a mirage.