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in the town of Pennerley, in the county of Shropshire

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About Stiperstones

The Stiperstones lie amongst the magnificent hill scenery of Shropshire and at 1,762 feet are the second highest range in the county. From their grim, rock-strewn summit there are magnificent views, but for many these hills provoke a sense of desolation and unease, particularly when the sun becomes obliterated by swiftly descending mist. One of these curious rock formations is called "The Devil's Chair" and according to legend, the chair is a meeting place for witches and demons.

The geology of the landscape was set some 5 million years ago beneath the surface of a shallow sea. These hard white stones now occupy a landscape between heaths and moors, and are part of a fascinating National Nature Reserve covering over a thousand acres. The reserve, although managed, still preserves a wild untamed beauty with heather covered peat, conifers and lovely green pastures.

This is an area of great appeal for the walker, rambler and hiker. The stark ridge of the Stiperstones can be reached by a number of footpaths, some are rocky, but those who make the trek reap a rich reward of spectacular views towards west Wales, and of the great moorland expanse of the Long Mynd.

Offa's Dyke is within easy reach and there are plenty of hamlets and villages for refreshment.

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