Wenlock Edge is a limestone escarpment created 400 million years ago when Shropshire could be found just south of the equator and boasted a Caribbean type of environment.
Its ancient woodlands have excellent walks and are popular for cycling and riding.
There are many fossils hidden in the area's rocks including ancient corals, crinoids and trilobites.
The limestone of Wenlock Edge has been exploited for many years. The first use was for building material and for burning in small lime kilns.
The National Trust, who manage seven miles of the Edge, has now restored some of the old lime kilns to preserve a part of the industrial heritage of the area.
The limestone edge also provides ideal conditions for many rare flowers and supports ancient woodland on its slopes.
There are stunning views of the surrounding Shropshire countryside from the Edge.
The nearby Much Wenlock Museum has geological displays about the area.