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Back to Purple
The Back to Purple project aims to protect and restore the outstanding natural heritage of the Stiperstones. Through a working partnership between Shropshire Wildlife Trust, English Nature and Forest Enterprise and with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund we have begun to turn an ambitious conservation vision into reality.
Our aim is to restore the links between fragmented areas of heathland in a continuous six-mile run of heathland along the ridge, and to protect the surrounding mosaic of wildlife-rich habitats.
Working together, with local people and landowners, and with the support of many others throughout Shropshire and beyond, we can all help shape the future on the Stiperstones for the benefit of both wildlife and people.
Back to Purple will achieve:
- Acquisition of over 200 acres of prime wildlife habitat
- The conservation and restoration of the heathland landscape
- Partnership management to protect for the future nationally scarce flora and fauna
- The protection of well-loved and nationally significant landscape features such as the Devil's Chair
- Sensitive interpretation to benefit visitors and for educational purposes.
Protecting Wildlife for the Future