I will spend a weekend in Birmingham 3 weeks from now and I have no plans for Monday. I'd prefer to spend the day outdoors hiking, so I looked on the map and found Shropshire Hills AONB around 40 kms to the west.
I need to be back in Birmingham in the evening (have a plane back home at 21:30), I don't mind having to wake up early. What are the ways to get from Birmingham to Shropshire Hills by public transport (I'd prefer to not have to rent a car as I have no experience with driving on the left side of the road)? How much time will I spend travelling there?
Also, is the area better suited to hiking or biking? If biking is a good choice, is it possible to rent a bike there?