Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Take a walk across the wildlife-rich heathland and enjoy the views across the Shropshire Hills, or simply play in the stream in the valley.

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Things to see and do

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

What's on 

Upcoming events

Stars in your Skies - The Transit of Mercury

Mon 09 May 2016
Join us for a rare and special event which will see Mercury crossing the face of the sun. This spectacle only happens 13 times a century.

The Eighth Annual Duck Races!!

Sat 14 May 2016
Come and race a duck along the stream in Carding Mill Valley, with Stretton Climate Care there are prizes for every race. Join in the fun with this local charity committed to helping the community become more aware of issues to do with climate...

Dragonfly Course - On the wing in spring

Tue 17 May 2016
This is the first of three sessions that will provide an introduction to the identification of dragonflies. This first session will focus on those species of dragonfly and damselfly seen early in the flight season.

Dragonfly Course - Flying High in Summer

Tue 28 Jun 2016
This is the second of three sessions looking at those species of dragonfly that appear in the summer.

Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppenny Dish!

Sat 16 Jul 2016
Border Morris dancing, the local tradition. If you thought Morris Dancing was tame, come and be shaken! Come and see the dancing as they make their way down from the top car park to the tea-room

Pond Dipping

Wed 27 Jul 2016
Come and seek out what is hiding in the ponds at Carding Mill Valley. You'll be surprised what's there!
Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Eating and shopping

Eat and shop with us

Jars of wild garlic pesto on sale

Wild Garlic Pesto

We've got our famous Wild Garlic Pesto on sale at the moment. Pick up a jar while stocks last. The wild garlic was picked by our eager ranger volunteers and then the pesto was prepared by our tea-room volunteers.

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd


Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Our work

Four  volunteers clearing out a pond on Long Mynd

Conservation work at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd 

The conservation work that takes place on Long Mynd means there are lots of interesting jobs for the staff and volunteers to get involved in.

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Get involved

A team of staff and volunteers ready to go bracken spraying

Become a volunteer 

Whether you want to be outdoors, up on the hill walking, or in the valley meeting visitors, there is a role here for you.

A red  grouse

1, 2, 3, 4 - how many red grouse have we got? 

Join us for the annual red grouse count and not only contribute to our work, but also enjoy the hill at sunset.