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Carding Mill Valley, Shropshire Hills



The Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley lie within the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty. They span nearly 5,000 acres of rolling hills scored through by steep-sided valleys. Easily accessible from nearby cities, the network of footpaths and bridleways provides a great way to escape.


Start along the main track in the heart of Carding Mill Valley. A popular place on a sunny weekend, the trail soon leaves the crowds behind, climbing steeply to reach the peace of Wild Moor. Follow the Jack Mytton Way along the ridge as far as Pole Bank, the highest point of the run, at 516 metres, finishing at pace down Townbrook Valley.


Sim Benson


Jen Benson

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