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
The town and its lovely surrounding villages is an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike.
Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape.
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore the beauty of this part of the country.
With bike shop, workshop, cafe, showers and a bike wash. Excellent trails start just a few minutes ride away.
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
Experience gliding, the centre caters for all levels from beginners to advanced cross country soaring.
Voted top five by the Observer and top ten by the Guardian for walkers to stay in England 2014.
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.
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!
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.
5 miles Meet the mammoth and look inside an Iron Age roundhouse. Watch the hot air balloon film for a unique perspective. Visit the website
Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at the time was one of the richest men in England.
10 miles For an unforgettable look into the past, visit Wroxeter for one of the best preserved examples of a British Roman town.