The Bog Visitor Centre

The Bog Visitor Centre

Telephone: 01743 792 484
Email: bogcentre@hotmail.co.uk
Website: www.bogcentre.co.uk

Address:
The Bog
Stiperstones
Shropshire
SY5 0NG

Description
The unusually named Bog Centre, is the old school house and one of last remaining buildings from The Bog Village, demolished in 1972.


The unusually named Bog Centre, is the old school house and one of last remaining buildings from The Bog Village, demolished in 1972. The Centre is now used as a local visitor facility 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.

The Centre is staffed by a team of volunteers, who have set themselves up as the Bog 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.

Formerly a lead mine working area, for several centuries the village had a large community to support the industry. Today the former cowhouse is the only original building remaining intact. However, The Bog Centre with its old school interior and gas lighting still retains that air and charm of a bygone age, that local residents and visitors welcome and its unique character has become part of the visitor experience.

Facilities: Visitor Centre, Toilets, Car parking. - The visitor centre is open every Wednesday through to Sunday and every day during school holidays and bank holidays.

Recreational Activities: There are 2 circular walks from the centre which are Mucklewick Walk & Flenny Bank Walk. Select the link to our circular routes page for more information on these and other short circular walks.



Latest News


75 years on – the story behind Hampden P1344’s final flight

The Handley Page Hampden Bomber P1344 (PL-K), currently undergoing conservation at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford will be subject of a lecture taking place on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The lecture will be presented by the Museum’s Conservation Centre Manager who has personal experience working to restore the aircraft and with former crew and family members. The evening lecture will include details of the dramatic story behind its final flight, which took place exactly 75 years earlier, plus a behind the scenes look at how the aircraft looks today!

Date Posted: 22nd August 2017