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The Long Mynd, Church Stretton

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Geologic Formation
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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  • We love this place, the valley and Church Stretton. Went up the Long Mynd today on a gorgeous weather. It can be packed and it was packed. My suggestion is to go early and avoid the mass and the cycli...  more »
  • The Long Mynd is a stunning area for walking, we started off from Little Stretton, and walked up initially very steep marked pathways to Pole Bank, the highest point, taking in fabulous views with a h...  more »
  • Walking the Long Mynd requires a good climb out of Church Stretton but it is worth the effort. The signposts are not good so be sure about directions. great views of Caer Caradoc and surrounding Hills...  more »