Walking

A map showing all the routes available across the Long Mynd © Fir Tree Productions

A map showing all the routes available across the Long Mynd

Get your boots on

We've got miles of footpaths, bridleways and permissive paths to explore across the Long Mynd.

You don't have to go far out of Carding Mill Valley to find some peace and tranquillity, especially when you get to the top of the hill.

Below you'll find some ideas for walks and views to see on the Long Mynd.

A walk to the reservoir in Carding Mill Valley

You can’t swim here now, but you can go for a dip in the reservoir instead. © Peter Johnson (scanned)

This walk starts from Carding Mill Valley at the heart of the Long Mynd and takes you on a gentle walk past the mill ponds and up the reservoir bank. From the bank you get fantastic views of Bodbury H…

A walk to the Waterfall at Carding Mill Valley

The earliest rocks on the Long Mynd date to 650 million years ago © Chris Stratton

This walk starts at Carding Mill Valley at the heart of the Long Mynd and takes you on a gentle ascent along the stream to the four metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall. On the return…

A walk to the top of the Long Mynd

All our recommended walks are sign posted and waymarked © Nick Robinson

This walk takes you to the head of Carding Mill Valley and up to the highest point of the Long Mynd. From the top you can take in fantastic views across Shropshire, and beyond.

Top 10 ranger views

Our rangers have put together their 10 favourite views on the Long Mynd.

They take in some beautiful sights across Shropshire and more locally, of the valleys and features on the hill. See how many of these sights you see while out walking.

Go on an adventure

Climbing a tree and looking at the views is just one thing the kids can do

Pick up an adventure trail and let the kids explore the valley.

See if they can find their own route to the reservoir, up rope pulls, across streams and down hills.

The idea is to get the kids exploring and using their imagination.

Our new walk

There are some lovely views up Carding Mill Valley from this high point

There are some lovely views up Carding Mill Valley from this high point

We've come up with a new walk in Carding Mill Valley, which is a bit challenging in places, but ultimately gives you some great views of the place..

The Pipe Walk takes in a couple of the main features in Carding Mill Valley including the reservoir and Lightspout waterfall, and it also offers great views across to Bodbury Hill. This walk takes in one of the higher paths around Cow Ridge so it gives a nice perspective looking up Carding Mill Valley.

Walkers are welcome

Church Stretton is a designated 'Walkers are Welcome' town. This guarantees great walking, spectacular scenery and warm welcomes wherever you go in the town and the surrounding countryside.

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