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 (1693ft); this and the adjacent hill of Caer Caradoc (1506ft) are classed as Marilyns.
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  • Easy walking to the summit if you park near the wood. Yesterday we could see from the Brecon Beacons round to Cader Idris and even spotted Snowdon 101km away.  more »
  • This is a must see if you are in the area for a short visit or holiday. Great for walkers and for mountain bikers. We did both. Had great fun on some of the downhill mountain bike trails. If your not ...  more »
  • We arrived at one of the roads to drive up to the top, due to me having a 4 month old new hip. But a snow gate blocked us from driving up there. So we parked in the lane and spoke to a couple of para ...  more »
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