Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

In a nutshell

Good starting point for a day out exploring the beautiful Shropshire Hills. Walks, a stream and picnic area. A great place for stargazing on a clear night.


Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG

Contact details

Tel: 01694 725000

Activity type

Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Outdoor Activities, Science and Technology

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(free access to site; parking charges may apply)

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd details...

Perfect base for family days out in the Shropshire Hills AONB. Picnic by the stream and paddle in summer. There’s a great choice of beautiful walks starting from the National Trust Centre. Arm yourself with maps and set off to discover the geology, archaeology and wildlife of the Long Mynd.

If it’s a clear night and the family are interested in stargazing, why not plan a visit after dark? There are four spots across the valley and hill that have been designated Dark Sky Discovery Sites due to their degree of darkness. It is possible to see the Milky Way from all four locations. During the winter there are usually Stars in Your Skies events – a great way to get started with stargazing. Just check Carding Mill Valley’s website for dates and other details.

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