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Extensive area of upland heath

Covering as much as 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Welsh hills, this is an important place for wildlife, geology and archaeology.

There are paths for walking, cycling and horse riding, you can even drive to the top of the hill to take in the views. In Carding Mill Valley there are excellent visitor facilities including a tea-room, shop and car parking.

In Carding Mill Valley you can play in the stream, watch birds from the hide, pond dip and relax with a picnic; or you can simply use the Valley as your base for the day and head on up the hill for an adventure. You don't have venture far out of the Valley to find your own piece of solitude on the Long Mynd.

50 years on the Long Mynd

Watch our new video, which sees the team here discussing the conservation work that's happened on the Long Mynd over the past 50 years. It also covers the challenges and issues we have ahead of us, and what we'd live to achieve over the next 50 years. 

Top 10 things to do

Our team have come up with our top 10 things to do here at Carding Mill Valley and on Long Mynd.

Check out our list for ideas of what you can do when you visit. On the list you'll find ideas on where to walk and activities to do with the kids.

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Find our car parks

We have car parks at:

  • Devil's Mouth SO438942
  • Batch Valley SO455955
  • Gogbatch SO458971
  • Cow Ridge SO426944

There are also places to stop on top of the hill, where you can take in the beautiful views.

School visits

From river studies to pond dipping there's loads on offer

We've got lots of fantastic programmes on offer, from river study and pond dipping to orienteering and geology sessions

For more information on learning go to

Follow our blog

On our blog you can find out what the staff and volunteers are up to on the Long Mynd. It's here that you can see what conservation work the team have been working on to manage the hill.