The Bog Visitor Centre C.I.C, in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, is a Victorian former school which is one of the few remaining buildings of a lost lead and barytes mining village.
The Bog mine once had 200 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 helpers who are always happy to share their knowledge of the area with nearly 23,000 visitors each year. We are noted for our warm welcome and local home baked refreshments.
With ample car parking it is the ideal starting point for many walks around the Stiperstones National Nature Reserve. Dogs are welcome at all times.
We are open 7 days a week from Wednesday 27th March 2019. Opening hours are 10 am to 5pm, except on Mondays when we open at 12 noon. We close for Winter on Sunday 3rd November 2019.
This year our Christmas Fair will be on 8, 9 &10th November
Please help us if groups of 12 or more are visiting and require refreshments, let us know by email or phone so that we can ensure we have sufficient cakes and helpers.
Contact details in Contact Us
The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development
Europe investing in rural areas
ENHANCING THE BOG VISITOR CENTRE
Our aim is to ensure this building’s future use as a visitor centre and community hub by stabilising the stone walls, replacing the windows, insulating the roof space, refurbishing the wood block floor and installing heating and lighting in the main hall.
It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
The Bog Visitor Centre C.I.C. is delighted to report that they have received a Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year running from TripAdvisor. This is awarded to establishments who 'consistently earn great reviews from travellers.' We are currently ranked 11th out of 57 for ‘best reviewed’ places to visit around Shrewsbury.
This year we are again running a number of creative workshops, for full details select the “Workshops” tab above.
Free WiFi is now available for all visitors