Carding Mill Valley

Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Carding Mill Valley Reviews: 4.5/5

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La4
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Disappointing
Aug 2021 • Couples
Visited the valley as we went as kids. Astounded by the £7 parking charge- how can this possibly be justified by NT? If you reduced the price eve. To £5 we would have coughed up but you lost out and we went elsewhere. Typical NT attitude of extortion
Written August 8, 2021
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Alex W
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Accessible day out
Jul 2021 • Friends
Free parking at NT car park for blue badge holders and accessible parking towards the top outside the cafe. We went in the cafe for some lunch and a cup of tea. Unfortunately, didn’t have any gluten free options for savoury food. We then had a short walk on the path for around 10/15 mins up to as far as we could go with the wheelchair. Lovely views on the path! Overall, if you are wanting just a short walk, a bit of food and some nice views, it is a good place to come for an hour or two. Recommended to drive on the Burway Loop by a staff member in the cafe which we really enjoyed for a scenic drive!
Written July 8, 2021
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Dee H
Braintree, UK36 contributions
Stunning views
Jul 2021 • Business
Went with group if school students on a field study.

I am the driver for the group so went off walking. Fantastic views and a really enjoyable day.
Don't forget to call in at the tea rooms for a cuppa n slice of cake after a long walk
Written July 7, 2021
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JB54
21 contributions
Relax, walk and take in the scenery
Jun 2021
Decided to visit here while visiting the area for the weekend, and all I can say was it was beautiful so very worth it even on a somewhat cloudy day.

Upon arrival, it cost £5 to park your car and the car park doesn't close so can stay as long as you want, they currently only take card payments also.

This place is perfect for a picnic with the trickling stream. We were not that organised and had a quick snack in the cafe and this did not disappoint. I can highly recommend both the cheese and onion and the meat pasty (delish). The cafe is also dog friendly.

We took a leisurely stroll to the waterfall which didn't take too long, with perfect spots for photos along the way by the stream. We then went walking over the hills and back through the valley and along to the reservoir. Sheep are freely roaming and on the hills, ponies can also be spotted. A perfect walk for all ages.
Written June 21, 2021
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Sarah K
Bristol, UK46 contributions
Great site to visit if your passing
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful site but make sure you bring walking boots with ankle support as the walks are steep and uneven. If you are unsteady on your feet then walking poles would be useful(I could of done with them at times). I went with the family and the kids loved playing in the streams and water so make sure you bring spare clothes as they will get wet. There are some steep drops so be careful with the kids, my sons got no fear and runs everywhere I couldn't mrelax for the whole walk 😆
There are sheep running free onsite so be careful if you are pregnant or have dogs(dogs are welcome but they need to be on a lead)
Didn’t try the food so can’t comment, but the toilets were clean.
The parking costs £5 for all day, get there before lunch otherwise you might struggle to get a space.
It lost a star for me because the site wasn’t accessible to all of our group because of the steepness/unevenness of the walks and a star because Ive seen sites with better facilities for eating/play equipment.
Overall a beautiful site and if I lived locally I would visit again, I’d just bring the walking poles and maybe not the kids.
Written June 12, 2021
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Lottie
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK292 contributions
Hidden Gem...
Jun 2021
Amazing day out if you live local. There's a £5 parking charge when entering the car park, the national trust staff are on hand with card machines which is a huge help!
There's a tea room with toilets attached around the side of the building.

Plenty of hidden beauty spots around the valley for you and the family to find! The waterfall trek is a lovely one.
Be sure to wear comfortable/ appropriate footwear as there lots of rocky paths with bits of climbing too.
Written June 12, 2021
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Heslomonick
Birmingham, UK74 contributions
Glorious views but get there early
Apr 2021 • Family
We went here on a hot and sunny Sunday on a bank holiday weekend in May 2021 after lockdown had eased so we knew it might be busy. We got there at just 10am and got a good space not too far from the cafe and toilets. But even just 10 minutes later it was a lot busier with a queue of cars trying to find spaces and by the time we left at 2pm there was a marshall sorting out ‘one in-one out’ all the way back on the main road so I’m glad we arrived when we did. As we were national trust members we parked for free - we showed our membership card to the marshalls and then scanned it for free parking.

The toilets didn’t have a queue when we arrived and they were nice and clean. When we finished our walk and were back near the car at about 2pm the toilets were unfortunately not in as good a condition as people didn’t know to put toilet roll down the toilet rather than draping it around on the floor. There was also a big queue for the ice cream kiosk, understandably given it was such a hot and sunny day.

We took towels as we knew there would be places for the children to paddle. Virtually all of our walk was alongside a brook which was lovely.

We didn’t really plan a route in advance so ended up taking a fairly treacherous climb up to the top of the valley involving scrambling over rocks and across the brook, but the children (aged 7 and 9) really enjoyed the danger value. I’m glad we were wearing proper walking boots.

We also enjoyed seeing the sheep and lambs, and there were horses with a newborn foal at the very top. The views were spectacular and we saw a nice waterfall on the way down, which was one of the busier parts of the walk. I don’t think everyone walks all the way up to the top of the valley like we did so it isn’t so treacherous if you don’t head up as far.
Written May 31, 2021
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Paul Hill
Wroughton, UK319 contributions
Waterfall Trek
May 2021 • Couples
This national trust site is free to enter but there is a £5 charge for parking. The walk to the waterfall takes about 30-40 mins over some rough terrain. We visited on a fairly dry day but it did shower alittle when we were there which made some of the rocks very slippery when waking.

There are also at least 2 crossings through the river and thankfully we were wearing our waking shoes but if you’d had trainers on or non waterproof gear then you’ll get wet feet!

The narrow path doesn’t allow for much space so crossing near to others (not socially distanced) is something that will just happen.

There are 3 routes you can walk, one of which can take 3-4hrs so plenty of options based on the level you want to put into it.
Written May 22, 2021
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lydiah802
Swindon, UK33 contributions
Stunning!
May 2021 • Couples
What a stunning place. We did the light spout waterfall trail which is moderate difficulty and we encountered some tricky bits where you had to navigate though the stream and up some rocks which was fun. It poured down on the way up but once we reached the waterfall the sun came out so we could really enjoy the views. The other walkers were very kind and we all followed distancing and gave room where we can and shared some friendly hellos.

After stopping for a drink and food at the café, we did the easy walk to the reservoir while the sun was out. What a hidden gem! Very nice walk with cute little lambs along the way. If we visit Shropshire again we will definitely come back.
Written May 19, 2021
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GeorginaL483
Cambridge, UK66 contributions
Lovely place for a walk
May 2021 • Family
Lovely views and a really pretty place for a walk. The waterfall was worth walking up to. Good cafe as well. Car park fills up so you need to arrive early kn a sunday for a place. We would recommend.
Written May 2, 2021
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