Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd
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
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))
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.)
Other things to do nearby
A fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century. There are daily demonstrations of period skills showing how life might have been. Visit the Farm website
Attingham Park features an elegant 18th century mansion set in beautiful parkland. Don't miss the atmospheric dining room, set for an evening banquet.
Behind the slightly austere exterior, the house has a homely feel. Discover how the servants moved around the house unseen.
With bike shop, workshop, cafe, showers and a bike wash. Excellent trails start just a few minutes ride away.
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
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.
Voted top five by the Observer and top ten by the Guardian for walkers to stay in England 2014.
However you enjoy cycling, the Shropshire Hills has something to suit everyone.
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.
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.
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Great for canoeing on the River Severn. Bring your own canoe and spend a day on the water. Don't forget your picnic!
The town and its lovely surrounding villages is an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike.
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.
Enjoy popular routes in Eastridge Woods and on the Long Mynd hills - the ultimate ride surrounded by beautiful scenery.
This hill-top woodland has stunning views across the surrounding countryside and some great, raw mountain bike trails.