Last orders are usually taken 15 minutes before closing time but some takeaway refreshments may be available.
Tuesday - Friday
11:00 - 16:00
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
The Bog Visitor Centre is now closed for the 2022 season and will reopen in March 2023
Thank you for your custom this year!
About the Centre
The Bog Visitor Centre is one of few remnants of a once bustling mining village, the former school sits in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire. Over 150 years old the Victorian building now provides a service to visitors and locals to the area. Within the Shropshire Hills AONB the centre is part of a network of destinations for tourists to explore in this still quiet corner of England. Views Westwards cross the border into Wales, with some peaks of the Snowdonia National Park visible on clear days. For more details on the history of the centre and area, please visit the ‘History & Information’ page.
The centre is staffed by local helpers who are always happy to share their knowledge of the area and help you discover what this dramatic landscape has to offer. A warm welcome is always received, light refreshments are available predominantly of the ‘tea and cake’ variety; more details can be found on the ‘Refreshments’ page. We also sell a range of local craft items, see more details about the items on offer please visit the 'Craft Stalls' page. We close for the winter, our opening season usually runs from March to November. Free WIFI is available inside, we have toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities and dogs on leads are always welcome!
We ask that large groups refrain from visiting our centre unless we are aware of the visit in plenty of time, even then we may refuse your visit as we are only a small centre with limited staff numbers.
Groups of 12 or more wanting refreshments please give at least 5 days notice ahead of your visit and please be advised that our limited staff and facilities means it will be difficult to attend to you. Other visitors to the centre will be our priority and you must be patient and understanding with staff if you choose to visit.
What do we offer?
Where can you find us?
Our address is:
The Bog Visitor Centre,
When coming from Stiperstones/Shelve, keep going along to the end of the straight road and the centre is on the side of the road to your right
Grid Reference: SO 35615 97956
Profits made by the centre go towards paying our staff, bakers and craft stall holders but also towards the upkeep, maintenance and development of our building and its surroundings.
We have carried out work re-pointing the stone walls, replacing windows, refurbishing and providing new step and ramped access to the building, insulating the roof space, sanding and resealing our woodblock floor and installed heating and lighting to the main hall. In contribution to much of this work funding has been gratefully received from the following organisations and bodies:
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development