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Carding Mill Valley
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Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Heavenly....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Location brilliant for enjoying fresh air and sunshine - a great picnic location.

Visited April 2012
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Sale
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2012

Beautiful area with lots of lovely walks to suit everyone

Visited March 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Superb countryside and walks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

Beautiful spot, lovely walks and steams. Very good national trust cafe

Visited March 2012
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Thank Jeanette W
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stoke-on-trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fab walking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great walk including Jonathon Hollow, the Shropshire way and the Long Mynd

Visited February 2012
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Thank sammystokie
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Shropshire
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“Fantastic fun for families, walkers & bikers in amazing scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

This lovely valley is an ideal place for families to picnic and explore, for youngsters to paddle & build dams in the clear shallow stream, for amblers or ramblers to use the well maintained paths and walking guides to climb up onto the heather-clad Long Mynd (Mountain), and to relax and enjoy food, drink & ices in the Chalet.

There is ample parking (free to National Trust members); decent loos, with baby-changing facilities; a small shop that sells gifts, books and maps; a licensed tearoom in the Chalet where you can buy snacks or meals; an education centre; a garden area with chickens; and an information hut where you can collect free leaflets, ideas and information packs.

The Valley is kept litter-free and is a haven for geologists, bird-watchers, nature lovers and dog walkers. During the Summer week-ends it's possible to use the Shuttle minibuses, driven by expert locals, and enjoy a really cheap guided hop-on, hop-off tour of the Long Mynd.

The National Truust manages the whole of Long Mynd, of which this valley acts as a popular gateway to a third of a million visitors every year. Set on the outsskirts of Church Stretton, the Valley and adjoining Rectory Woods are the two local honey pots. Today this is a Walkers Are Welcome area and is also popular with horse riders and, increasingly, by mountain bikers.

It is an area you will want to keep coming back to!

Visited December 2011
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