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“Update on Management Policies”

Carding Mill Valley
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261 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Update on Management Policies”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

There was a time when you could visit Carding Mill Valley and be left to explore on your own, or ask for advice on where to go and what to see. From the crowded valley floor, with its car parks, chalet & shop, loos and delightful, clear and safe little stream, upwards to the heather-clad summit of the Long Mynd plateau you were left alone to choose your own route and views.

The management has recently had a change of heart and has at last realised that exploration and getting lost is not everyone's favourite pastime. Now there are free leaflets readily available from plastic containers that give you a choice of coloured waymark routes to explore in safety.

There are also new attractions - all free - to encourage youngsters to find out more about the area...a birdhide just a few metres off the main driveway up the valley...a ropewalk that helps you climb up the steep slope to a sheep track that leads to a distant reservoir, where there is wild swimming.

Back at the chalet, where seasonal local fidget pies, apple cakes, bilberry tarts, and freshly pressed apple juice can be found, there is now a roof-top terrace where you can look out at incredible views, overlook the fruit & vegetable gardens, and watch live bird & animal action from hidden cameras.

Families can have marvellous times here - as can walkers, strollers, explorers, paddlers and nature lovers. No wonder so many people visit this lovely valley and its wild Long Mynd - nor any wonder that they keep returning!

Visited February 2013
2 Thank John W
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Telford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A favourite place of ours”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

A loveley place with hills,a stream, a tea room and pleanty of placesto walk like the long mynd. Like coming here reguarly.

Visited December 2012
2 Thank wilko160
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous views, fabulous walks”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stunning views and an incredibly beautiful place to walk and hike. There is a great cafe serving all from tea to hot lunches. Great shop as well. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
3 Thank geoff2010abc
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Church Stretton, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

i love this area now owned by the national trust be warned always busy even in winter but so good to see kids paddling in the stream feeding the sheep and maybe spying a wild pony lovely walks up to the reservoir lots of nature and clean clean air round it off with a coffee and cake at the cafe and gift shop lovely for walking the dog love love love it

Visited January 2013
Thank Elaine W
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“Superb views!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Took my family one sunny january afternoon and it was worth the travel. Wonderful outdoor experience and easy to reach! The shops, unfortunately, closed early. We did not see the waterfalls because it was beginning to be dark. We will come back soon to continue our adventure.

Thank bernadettemndz
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