View up the Carding Mill Valley

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Overview

Some of the best walking in the Marches and an important place for wildlife, geology, landscape and archaeology. Part of Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Popular with walkers and cyclists.

What makes it special

  • Amazing walking

Opening Times:

Countryside: Dawn to dusk

Shop: 11:00 - 17:00 (from 10:00 at weekends)

Tea-room: 10:00 - 17:00

Toilet: 09:00 - 17:00

(During the Winter months (November - February) everything shuts an hour earlier (16:00))

Price

Coach parking charge: Per person £1.00 (must pre-book)

Minibus parking charge: Per person £1.00 (min £12, must pre-book)

Summer car park charge: £5.00
Winter car park charge: £3.50

(Winter car parking runs from November - February. Summer car parking runs from March - October.)

Hostels nearby

Image of the exterior of YHA Bridges

YHA Bridges

Garden / grounds
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Camping and Cabins
Image of YHA Clun Mill Exterior

YHA Clun Mill

En suite rooms available
YHA Exclusive Hire
Garden / grounds

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

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Map references

OS Grid Ref: SO 442 945

Lat/Lng: 52.545758, -2.822443

Contact information

Email: [email protected]

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Attingham Park

Attingham Park features an elegant 18th century mansion set in beautiful parkland. Don't miss the atmospheric dining room, set for an evening banquet.

luxury house interior

Berrington Hall

Behind the slightly austere exterior, the house has a homely feel. Discover how the servants moved around the house unseen.

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Blazing Bikes

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Blist Hill

Blist Hill Victorian Village

Meet the Victorians in this recreated Victorian town, with cottages, shops and workplaces. Don't miss the horse and cart ride! See the Blist Hill pages of the Ironbridge website

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Cycling in All Stretton

Jump on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape on your bike. Seasoned pro or just fancy a ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Cycling in Bridges

Voted top five by the Observer and top ten by the Guardian for walkers to stay in England 2014.

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Cycling in Clun

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Cycling in Ironbridge

Follow cycle route 45, 55 and 81 from the doorstep, do your own thing or take an Olympic journey and cycle to the home of Wenlock Olympian Games and have a well earned tea and cake.

Mountain Biking at YHA Ironbridge Coalport

Mountain biking in Ironbridge

Take an historic ride on the Silkin Way from Coalport or follow the cycle routes in to Ironbridge following the banks of the River Severn.

Watersports at YHA Wilderhope Manor

Watersports in Shropshire

Great for canoeing on the River Severn. Bring your own canoe and spend a day on the water. Don't forget your picnic!

Church Stretton Village

Church Stretton Village

The town and its lovely surrounding villages is an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike.

Walking and Rambling at YHA Bridges

Walking and Rambling in Bridges

The popular Shropshire Way passes the hostel grounds and you'll meet plenty of other walkers heading out for a day in the beautiful countryside.

Mountain Biking at YHA Bridges

Mountain Biking at YHA Bridges

Enjoy popular routes in Eastridge Woods and on the Long Mynd hills - the ultimate ride surrounded by beautiful scenery. 

Eastridge Woods

Eastridge Woods

This hill-top woodland has stunning views across the surrounding countryside and some great, raw mountain bike trails.