Carding Mill Valley

Attraction in Church Stretton, Shropshire

Contact Details

Tel: 01694 722631

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cardingmill

Email: cardingmill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Postal Address:
Chalet Pavilion
Carding Mill Valley
Church Stretton
Shropshire
SY6 6JG

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Description

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd offer breathtaking views across Shropshire, Cheshire and the Black Mountains.

The Long Mynd is an area of historic upland heath, created when some of Britain’s oldest rocks were pushed to the surface along the Church Stretton fault.  The ancient landscape has been shaped by human activity for thousands of years, and there are scattered archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval times.

The area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it contains a number of habitats supporting wildlife and plants.  Heather, bilberry and gorse cover much of the hilltop and the streams and bogs of the sheltered valleys are home to birds of prey, plants and insects.

There are miles of paths for walkers and a network of bridleways, which are ideal for both horse riders and cyclists. Whether you take a short stroll through Carding Mill Valley or a more rugged route to the top of the hill, there are breathtaking views of beautiful countryside. There is a tea-room and gift shop at the Chalet Pavilion in Carding Mill Valley.

A busy programme of events and activities is held at Carding Mill Valley throughout the year

Car Park charge £3.50 all day

Opening Times

Opening Times:

Countryside open all year round

Tea-room:
5 Jan – 17 Feb 11am – 4pm Sat and Sun
18 Feb – 3 Nov 10am – 5pm Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
4 Nov – 23 Dec 11am – 4pm Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon

Shop:
5 Jan – 17 Feb 11am – 4pm Sat and Sun
18 Feb – 3 Nov 12pm – 5pm Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri
4 Nov – 23 Dec 11am – 4pm Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon


 

Facilities

On-Site café/restaurant Picnic Site On-site car parking On-site car parking Parking (charge) Groups Acepted Toilets Conference Facilities Marketed towards families Marketed towards children Marketed towards senior citizens Marketed towards student/youth Guided Tours Available for Groups Educational Visits Accepted Ramp/Level Access Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors Toilets for Disabled Visitors All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors Guide Dogs Permitted Visa accepted MasterCard accepted Switch accepted Delta accepted

Directions

15 miles south of Shrewsbury. West of Church Stretton Valley and A49.  Approached from Church Stretton and on the west side, from Ratlinghope or Asterton.

Contact Details

Tel: 01694 722631

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cardingmill

Email: cardingmill@nationaltrust.org.uk

Postal Address:

Chalet Pavilion

Carding Mill Valley

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6JG

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