Opening times for 3 December 2023
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Non member car parking
Ticket type Gift aid Standard All day parking £5.50
Non member large vehicle parking (22 July-3 Sept)
Ticket type Gift aid Standard All day parking large vehicles £11.00
Coaches & Minibuses minimum fee and MUST PREBOOK
Ticket type Gift aid Standard £25.00
Hilly terrain. Uneven surfaces and pathways with steep climbs and steps. Accessible toilet available.
Level access to food outlet
\West of Church Stretton Valley and A49; approached from Church Stretton or from Ratlinghope or Asterton
Parking: 50 yards (pay and display) Our car parks have limited spaces, so if the car park is full please come back another time.
Sat Nav: SY6 6JG
Many long-distance routes, including Jack Mytton Way and Shropshire Way
Church Stretton 1 mile
Shrewsbury to Ludlow, alight Church Stretton, ½ mile. Shuttle bus weekends and Bank Holidays (Easter to October), plus shuttle to Stiperstones
10 miles of off-road tracks and bridleways
It’s easy to get here by train, bus, bike and foot. Find out more about exploring car-free
Carding Mill Valley is a one pawprint rated place. Explore miles of footpaths and open countryside with your dog at Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills. Find out how to keep the wildlife and your dog safe on your visit.
Discover an exciting learning programme which can be tailored for different ages, abilities and curriculums.
The Long Mynd
Wildlife-rich upland heathland, with extensive views across the Shropshire Hills.
Enjoy a wild swim in the reservoir with great views all around.
Visit the four-meter natural water feature the Victorian visitors called a "miniature Niagara".
Pavillion tea-room serving light lunches, cakes and drinks. Locally made ice cream is served from The Ice Cream Parlour.
Explore the great outdoors at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd. Enjoy a bracing walk, a challenging bike ride, a wild swim, have fun with the family or just take in the views.
There are plenty of places to play and get closer to nature at Carding Mill Valley. Bring the whole family along and get set for an outdoors adventure.
Enjoy the great outdoors at Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills. Find out about the best routes and keeping yourself safe while out walking and cycling on the Long Mynd.
Take a challenging walk from Carding Mill Valley up to the highest point of the Long Mynd, which offers impressive views across Shropshire and beyond.
Starting at Carding Mill Valley at the heart of the Long Mynd enjoy a sometimes challenging walk along a stream to the 4-metre cascade at the picturesque Lightspout Waterfall, taking in impressive geology and wildlife along the way.
This shorter walk through the valley ends with beautiful views of the reservoir and beyond.
This walk is a great way to see some beautiful views and also to really get to the heart of 'those blue remembered hills', as mentioned in the poem by A E Housman.
A challenging 10-mile circular walk taking in both sides of the Long Mynd, with impressive views over Shropshire and a halfway stop at the pub for refreshments.
Located on Morville Hall Estate, 1 Morville Barn is a cosy conversion in South Shropshire which is surrounded by lots of local attractions.
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, toilets 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 to venture far out of the Valley to find your own piece of solitude on the Long Mynd.
The Long Mynd is an area of Common Land, find out more about how this historic grazing pattern has created a special ecology and habitat and the animals you might see.
The Ashbrooke river lies at the heart of Carding Mill Valley. It shaped it, it powered its industry, and it is home to a wide variety of wildlife. But how much do you know about the river?
Discover the important conservation work that takes place at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, to protect this place for future generations.
Discover more about the Stepping Stones project, working with partner organisations to create, manage and connect habitats to support nature in the Shropshire Hills.