The top 10 things to do at Carding Mill Valley

With thousands of acres to explore there are lots of ways to enjoy yourself at Carding Mill Valley. Whether you want to go mountain biking, horse riding, walking or swimming we've got it all here.

The Shropshire Hills staff have come up with what they consider to be the top 10 things to do at Carding Mill Valley.

    Go for a paddle

    Two boys playing in the stream at Carding Mill Valley

    Why not got for a paddle in the stream or go pond dipping with the children and see what creatures you can find.

    Head to the top

    A view of the dawn on the Long Mynd with the sun rising over the hills

    Go to the top of the hill where you can take in the beautiful views, on a clear day you can see over 50 miles in each direction.

    You can get to the top by driving, walking, cycling or horse riding.

    Stand under the waterfall

    Lightspout waterfall at Carding Mill Valley

    Go for a walk up the valley to the waterfall and then cool off by standing underneath it.

    Go grass sledging

    A line of horse riders making their way uphill on one of the bridleways at Carding Mill Valley

    Bring along a cardboard box, find a safe place and have a go at grass sledging down a slope.

    Go wild swimming

    Visitors going for a swim in the reservoir at Carding Mill Valley

    Why not go for a dip in the reservoir?

    What a great way to cool down after a long walk. Do be careful though, and read the information at the reservoir before going in.

    Listen to the dawn chorus

    A raven flying in the sky

    Get here early enough and you can hear all the wonderful birds that make this place their home.

    Bring a picnic

    Looking towards the head of Carding Mill Valley

    You can relax by the stream with a picnic or you may want to try our delicious food in the tea-room.

    Over the summer there will be a catering outlet up in the top car park as well.

    Star gaze

    The sun setting over Carding Mill Valley

    Come here at night and have a look at the wonderful night sky.

    We run events throughout the year on star gazing so you could always join in on one of these.

    Find a magic spot

    Horses drinking from a pond on the Long Mynd

    Find your own special place well away from the crowds, where you can just sit and chill out while taking in the beautiful scenery.

    Go on a trail

    A bridleway on top of the Long Mynd surrounded by purple heather

    Go on our free audio trail available from the shop and you can discover more about the Mynd and its history. 

    Or you could go on a Family Activity Trail, you can collect these from the information board in the middle of the valley.