Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Shropshire Hills Shuttles

If you are visiting the Shropshire hills I recommend the Shropshire Hills Shuttles:
The Shuttles are 16-seater mini-buses which provide easy access into the Shropshire Hills AONB for walking, sightseeing, pub lunches, picnics and more.

The Stiperstones and Long Mynd Shuttle will run from 16 April until 25 September 2011, every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday.
Sadly, the service is not as good this summer as it was last year. Then the buses reached as far as Clun, Bishop's Castle and Craven Arms. But they will still take you from Church Stretton over the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones to Pontesbury and Minsterley.

Another point worth knowing is that the first two outward journeys (and the last two return journeys) of the day start from Shrewsbury.

The advertised stop is the rather intimidating "English Bridge Gyratory", so I took the precaution of scouting it out the previous day. I found a stop outside the antiques shop near the bridge and there was a poster for the shuttle up in the shelter. Sure enough, it arrived there the next morning.

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