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Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd is a 5.9 mile loop trail located near Church Stretton, Shropshire, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 5.9 mi Elevation gain 1,341 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk in the Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire. The area around the Carding Mill Valley is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Long Mynd is an important place for wildlife. The walk covers a variety of terrain including a rugged route up a steep incline to the top of the hill, then over heather-covered hills with stunning views of the Shropshire Hills and on down a narrow valley steep in places with a drop on one side. Some areas could be muddy underfoot and some of the paths are uneven so good footwear is recommended. Some of the areas have grazing sheep so it is recommended that dogs are kept on leads. There are no stiles on route. A tearoom, gift shop and toilets are sited at the Carding Valley. Allow 3 hours.

The Long Mynd is 15 miles South of Shrewsbury, located west of the Church Stretton valley and the A49. Carding Mill Valley is approached from Church Stretton, and is signposted from the town centre. There are two car parks in Carding Mill Valley, the car parks are open daily all year and are pay and display. (Fee in Oct 2016 was £3.50 all day). Approximate post code SY6 6JG.

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Milen Slavov
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David Honeyman
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Andrew Gambrill
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Matthew Matthew
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Olie S
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Paula Pardoe
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Great walk with just the one ascent at the start, which isn’t too challenging. The waypoints at the beginning are slightly over complicated I found. You just start from the top car park, and take the path with a blue arrow or you end up needing to leap over the stream at quite a wide point!

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Rachel White
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Asma A
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Good trail. Note using this postcode when you go over the cattle grid there is a fork in the road, the actual car park is to the right. We went up the left accidentally and there are some free spots but it was a very narrow and steep drive. Did go of course for a hour but was lovely. Easy trail. Incline was easy too. Brilliant views

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Karolina Cegielka
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Nice and quite easy walk with beautiful views! We was lucky to see wild horses :)

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Evelina Kolčinaitė
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Nice and pretty easy walk, with amazing views. l recommend it

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Bemjamin Toth
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Könnyed túra gyönyörű völgyekkel és kilátással. A parkolás £5 egy napra, de kicsit viszább meg lehet állni ingyen is.

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Adam Neeld
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Andrew Andrew
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Great walk in lovely late summer weather. Good paths fantastic views

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Anthony Kilpin
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A great walk, partly cloudy with some sun, scenery is stunning. Very much recommend.

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Gabriela Pop
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Lovely walk! Had good weather so the views were really nice!

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Ben Carlisle
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Naomi Watson
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Ruth Hall
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Danny Parnham
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Krzysztof Seczkowski
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Lynne Mcguire
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Ken Hughes
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Dominic Esposito
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Emma Johnson
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Jonathan Krastev
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clive Richardson
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Neil Jones
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Michelle Phipps
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Sukhraj Bal
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