We take immense pride in our oatly origins: our products birthed from the nutrient rich soils of Shropshire. Beautiful, glorious Shropshire, Shrops, the lands of Salopia, where the people, Salopians have ,for centuries, proudly toiled her luscious lands. Shropshire is an idyllic rural county bordering Wales. It’s a sparsely populated area with hills, rivers and valleys. There are no cities and you can enjoy a rural way of life even in the market towns.
Shropshire’s skyline is dominated by the Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many town and village centres seem frozen in time, with black and white Tudor-fronted houses and stone cottages lining narrow streets. Old coaching inns still house traditional pubs serving cask ales. And art galleries and museums showcase the area’s cultural credentials.
Properties include stately Georgian and Victorian townhouses and the occasional new development. Many homes boast picturesque views of the countryside.
However, Shropshire’s peaceful appearance hides a violent history. Border conflicts have left the county pitted with hill forts, earthworks and castles, and the discovery of a new way of smelting iron has marked it with colliery pits and mine shafts giving Shropshire credit for sparking off the industrial revolution.
From top left. Historic market town called Bridgnorth, one of Shropshire 22 picturesque market towns. Top right: Ludlow Castle, a Norman Fortress and extended over the centuries to become a fortified Royal Palace, one of many such ruins that evidence Shropshire’s dramatic history. Bottom left, Charles Darwin, best known for his contribution to the science of Evolution, was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire in 1809. Bottom-middle, the sun sets on the colourful valleys of Long Mynd. Bottom right, farming in Shropshire consists of over 80% grassland and cereal production.