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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  • Were traveling with 2 children and are migrated from the Valley on the Long Mynd. Nearly 7.5 KM. For children but definitely if you're accustomed to hikes are feasible. Picnic at the highest point. Here, I've missed benches and chairs (on the whole line). Scenic and varied. Like again...
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  • The Long Mynd is a beautiful hiking area with difficult and makkelijek pathways. In Carding Mill Valley you can good parking (paid and then continue walking. Get from Church Stretton, take the shuttle bus (Saturday and Sunday). By car it is narrow and steep.. Toppers are the Stiperstones and the waterfall route.
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  • We set out from Church Streeton car park by the Co-op, £3.60 for the day well till 6pm then its free. The first part up the valley is quite steep and not for the faint hearted. We walked the Mynd and ...  more »

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