A short hike on the Long Mynd

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 13
2018

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8 miles, some steep ascents and descents

On a bright autumnal day, what can be more uplifting than reaching the summit of a hill and taking in the 360 degree views of the surrounding sun-bathed countryside? Spectacular views over many counties plus a waterfall await you on this walk in the stunning Shropshire Hills.

We start the walk in the charming old market town of Church Stretton. Nicknamed "Little Switzerland", it grew at the beginning of the 20th century  to become a successful spa town with mineral water still bottled there today. From the meeting point we will walk to Carding Mill Valley, continuing upstream through this popular site to the Lightspout waterfall - hopefully by this time of year an impressive torrent.

Beyond the waterfall, the tourists disappear and tranquility descends as the route climbs to the top of Pole Bank at 516m. After admiring the view from the top we will find a sheltered spot for lunch before starting to wander back down a different way, skirting the edge of the steep valleys below.

Upon our return to Church Stretton we'll enjoy a warming drink in one of the pubs before heading home.

Getting there and parking

Church Stretton is on the train line between Shrewsbury and Hereford and so can also be easily reached via Birmingham. This weekend however there are engineering works with buses replacing trains; Check your journey as it will take longer than usual.

The Coop sits conveniently in ample council-owned car parking costing £3.60 for the full day.

View from the Long Mynd
Topograph on Pole Bank
View from the Long Mynd
Carding Mill Valley from Long Mynd
View from the Long Mynd
View from the Long Mynd
Topograph on Pole Bank
View from the Long Mynd
Carding Mill Valley from Long Mynd
View from the Long Mynd

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