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The Long Mynd, Church Stretton

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The Long Mynd is a heath and moorland plateau that forms part of the Shropshire Hills in Shropshire, England. The high ground, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies between the Stiperstones range to the west and the Stretton Hills and Wenlock Edge to the east. Much of it is owned and managed by the National Trust.The Long Mynd, which is approximately 7mi long by a maximum of 3mi wide, has steep valleys on its eastern flanks while its western side is marked by a slope that rises in a steep escarpment from the wide valley of the River East Onny. It is surrounded by the principal settlements of Church Stretton, Little Stretton and All Stretton, Pulverbatch, Smethcott, Woolstaston, Asterton, Myndtown, Wentnor and Ratlinghope.The highest point on the Long Mynd is Pole Bank (516m); this and the adjacent hill of Caer Caradoc (459m) are classed as Marilyns.
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  • Loved this place amazing views and great walks. challenging to walk for young children and those unused to walking but worth it. We went on a hot day and saw loads of inappropriate clothes for walking...  more »
  • Distance-6 Miles, Time- 11.15am-2pm Terrain-Moderate, suitable for all family Start and End- Carding mill valley car park, Church Stretton Circular walk along Long Mynd to the top Well marked route On...  more »
  • This is a place which can be accessed on foot by many paths but to drive there the access is up a steep, narrow road which can be interesting especially if busy. fabulous views and areas to stop and a...  more »