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“Breathtaking - sometimes literally!”
Review of The Long Mynd

The Long Mynd
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The thermals here are some of the best in Britain - hence the Gliding Club and its records for gliding distances. In addition to gliders, there are sheep dotted on the flanks and grasses of the valleys (known as batches) and wild ponies...as well as red grouse and buzzards, even the occasional red kite overhead.

But, best of all, this 13 mile long by 3 mile wide 'mountain' is one of England's few wild areas where no buildings or pylons can be seen for 360 degrees, where there is real inky blackness at night, and where the purple heather when in full bloom is breathtakingly beautiful.

The ground underfoot drains well, there are many well trodden paths (well managed by the National Trust), the top of the Mynd is a flattish plateau so, once you've walked or driven or taken the Shuttlebus to the top via the steep Burway Road, walking is a joy. Nevertheless it is rare that one encounters more than an occasional walker or group of walkers and so you have this lovely area almost to yourself.

It is nearly always windy on the top so you'll need protection & sustenance...but there are great eateries around and some splendid rural pubs not too far away.
Do visit the Longmynd...it really is a spectacular & special place - and it's free!

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

not exactly easy to find by signage in Church Stretton..Leave the A49and head into town,at cross roads go straight on then take the left fork towards THE BURWAY keep going until you cross a cattle grid and an N.T sign You are then on the Long Mynd and what fantastic a journey!!! If you are in the area make sure you drive over the top,you wont be disapointed

5  Thank Peter F
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

I had thought the Long Mynd was perhaps one long mountain, with some merit. Having been there for a day I can say it is one of the most beautiful areas to walk in the country. The shape and texture of the hills and the views of the valleys around are breath taking. There are good car parks at various distances into the range, and so different lengths and grades of walk can be achieved. The ridge of the main mountain gives the best views.

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