Slippery near waterfall
Closer to the waterfall areas may become slippery due to the water.
Total steps: 9
Total steps: 9
Carding Mill Valley, grid ref: SO445945
If you are starting from the Chalet Pavilion follow the stream uphill to the site of the former top car park (follow the green trail markers).
Continue up the valley (following the red trail markers) on the stony track to the left side of the stream.
When the valley divides 500 metres later, take the left-hand fork, up crude "pitched" stone steps into the narrow Lightspout Hollow.
Rising above the stream, the rocky path snakes uphill around interlocking spurs before opening out, 500 metres on, below Lightspout Waterfall.
Use the steep stone steps to the right of the waterfall and then continue to follow the stream.
As the path splits bear right following the green trail arrows.
As you reach the crest of the hill continue straight until you pick up another main, rocky path to descend.
Follow this path (Mott's Road) as it winds down next to another stream.
Once you have regained the main valley path, retrace your steps to return.
Lightspout Waterfall, grid ref: SO431951
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.
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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.
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