Relax in the sun with a picnic at Corbet Wood, amongst logs and boulder seating on the high point east of the car park, with extensive views south

There really is no better way to relax than to sit down on the slopes of a well situated hill to enjoy the surrounding landscape and indulge in a well-stocked picnic hamper. Grinshill sandstone ridge is a perfect spot for this with paths and viewpoints which offer excellent panoramic views towards Shrewsbury, South Shropshire Hills and the Welsh Borders.

Relax in the sun with a picnic at Corbet Wood image

A maze of quarried sandstone edges covered in woodland, the mixed areas of conifer and broad-leaved trees provide an ideal habitat for birds. These include Coal Tits, Warblers, Woodpeckers, and Goldcrests and over 120 species of butterfly and moth have been recorded on the site as a whole. For centuries this was the centre of a busy quarrying industry as well as some copper mining and remains of the old buildings, steps and other evidence of human habitation and industry are still on the site. Nowadays this is peaceful place to relax and enjoy the wonderful views, with some easy slopes at the base of the hill. However, steep slopes around the site are perfect for building up an appetite for a well-earned picnic at the viewpoints. Find out more.

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