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.

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.


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

Contact details in Contact Us 



The European Agricultural Fund
      for Rural Development
  Europe investing in rural areas


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, and providing new stepped access at the entrance of the building. 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-Closed July update copy