Have a picnic in Cardingmill Valley

Church Stretton, Shropshire

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd offer breathtaking views across Shropshire but watch out for the sheep.

The Long Mynd is a great place for a picnic but unsurprisingly, there are also a few sheep – some of whom have learned that a picnic can be easily pinched if the owners are not too attentive. As an area of historic upland heath, created when some of Britain’s oldest rocks were pushed to the surface along the Church Stretton fault, this ancient landscape has been shaped by human activity for thousands of years, and there are scattered archaeological remains from the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Medieval times.

The area is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it contains a number of habitats supporting wildlife and plants. There are miles of paths for walkers and a network of bridleways, which are ideal for both horse riders and cyclists.

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