Learning and education visits

Carding Mill Valley child parents stream

The Shropshire Hills is a fantastic place for scientific and geographical study. Our expert learning team offer an exciting programme which can be tailored for different ages, abilities and curriculums. From river studies to rock formation, get your group into the great outdoors for hands-on learning and fun.


All schools visiting Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd must book their visit. Bookings now being taken for all of 2018/19 academic year.

We offer a range of outdoor courses in the Shropshire Hills, suitable for schools, education groups and Duke of Edinburgh award groups. The learning programme is very popular and dates get booked quickly. So that we're able to provide you with a fantastic learning experience, we ask all groups to book all types of visits in advance by sending us a booking form.

Guided visits

Our knowledgeable learning team can offer guided visits tailored to most curriculum needs. We offer sessions including river study, habitat study, geology, farm visits and guided walks.

We always encourage our groups to take time to include a walk somewhere on their schedule to take advantage of our team's wealth of knowledge on the wildlife and history of the Long Mynd.

Self guided visits

Bring your education group along on a self guided visit. Please let us know you're coming by completing a booking form. Coach parking is available at Carding Mill Valley and groups are welcome to use the toilets, tea-room and gift shop.

We offer a 15 minute introductory talk to self guided groups. You'll learn more about the history and geology of the Hills, as well as how humans and nature have shaped the land. Introductory talks cost £20. If you'd like one of the team to talk to your group, let us know on the booking form.  

Information for teachers and group leaders

More learning opportunities

The Shropshire Hills learning programme is very popular and dates get booked quickly. So that we're able to provide you with a fantastic learning experience, we ask all groups to book visits in advance by sending us a booking form.