1. Go for a paddle
Why not got for a paddle in the stream or go pond dipping with the children and see what creatures you can find.
2. Head to the top
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.
3. Stand under the waterfall
Go for a walk up the valley to the waterfall and then cool off by standing underneath it.
4. Go grass sledging
Bring along a cardboard box, find a safe place and have a go at grass sledging down a slope.
5. Go wild swimming
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.
6. Go orienteering
We've got a mix of trails available in Carding Mill Valley. You can download the trails here or pick one up from the shop
Short orienteering course
Medium orienteering course
Long orienteering course
7. Bring a picnic
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.
8. Star gaze
Come here at night and have a look at the wonderful night sky. We have 4 desigated Dark Sky areas on Long Mynd, including Carding Mill Valley and Pole Cottage.
We run events throughout the year on star gazing so you could always join in on one of these.
9. Find a magic spot
Find your own special place well away from the crowds, where you can just sit and chill out while taking in the beautiful scenery.
10. Go on a trail
Go on an Adventure Trail, you can collect these from the information boards in the valley. The idea is that you can come up with your own route to the reservoir, up rope pulls, across the stream and through bracken. See how imaginative you can get.