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Carding Mill Valley

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Church Stretton, England
+44 1694 725000
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Fabulous walks

We visited on a very cold day and unfortunately the path to the waterfall was too icy for us to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Crowds soon left behind

Although the car park here can get busy, a few minutes walk up the valley leads to peace and quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bury, United Kingdom
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“long mynd” (82 reviews)
“national trust” (103 reviews)
“car park” (70 reviews)
Church Stretton, England
+44 1694 725000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a very cold day and unfortunately the path to the waterfall was too icy for us to navigate, so we walked up to the reservoir instead, which was rather lovely. The toilets and cafe are closed for renovation just for a short...More

Thank SallyO85
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the car park here can get busy, a few minutes walk up the valley leads to peace and quiet. It is worth going up to Pole Bank, where you are rewarded with 360 degree views of Shropshire and beyond. A good National Trust cafe...More

Thank KMc528789
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's quite a climb up from the carpark (£2.50) past the waterfall to the moors above with a few tricky scrambles on the way. Well worth it though - walk to the highest point on the Long Mynd and back (approx. 7 miles/3 - 4...More

Thank Scotty975
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

trying to get out and walk a bit more in 2018. we saw friends who live in c/s and went for a walk in the valley,not been there for years and will be back.

1  Thank bobthegardener2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cardingmill Valley is a beautiful and well maintained area in the heart of the Shropshire hills. It is maintained excellently by the national trust with many good quality paths. There are several well marked routes, of varying difficulties. Free leaflets with details of these routes...More

Thank Viatorem1618
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parked at the main car park, then headed up the valley, following the “pink” trail - it’s about 5.5 miles and labelled hard. It’s a great walk, steep for 1st mile, the along top of Long Mynd, the down. Took us about 2.75hrs. Finished with...More

Thank Chappers48
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been here many times this year, lovely to see many sheep and a very shallow stream upon entry. There’s a handful of shops and public toilets at the main entrance too. The waterfall is lovely, you can sit at the top or bottom. I’ve...More

Thank abichloe1990
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Carding Mill Valley is where the tourists tend to congregate. Its a beautiful place and can be tranquil despite the visitors. Well worth visiting

Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is a beautiful place, you can walk for miles, paddle in the brook and kids can try to find fish with their fishing net. There's a gift shop, cafe and toilets but we always take a picnic it's about four pound to park for...More

Thank ginag602017
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely spot, good National Trust cafe, also an NT shop, lots of parking, but can get very busy, particularly at weekends.

Thank baxtermurph
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Grant W
27 August 2016|
Response from northlondonchap |
Paid £6.50 for 2 coffees and 1 cake
15 March 2015|
Response from Greg23w |
Yes. Details of walks available are shown on information boards and leaflets can be found in the cafe.