The Long Mynd is a beautiful heathland ridge, seven miles by three, which is part of the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, now largely owned by the National Trust.
It has many access points including both minor ridges and glacial valleys (called ‘batches’ or ‘hollows’) and includes the ‘Lightspout’ waterfall reached from Cardingmill Valley.
Its high point is Pole Bank at 1,693 feet (459 m), which offers a stunning vista. The Longmynd is home to a wide range of plants, animals and birds including the rare Peregrine Falcon.
With its world famous scenery and walking trails, The Long Mynd offers endless possibilities for exploration. It’s a perfect location for Duke of Edinburgh groups undertaking the Gold or Silver Awards.
Yet, although the Camp sits in the midst of this majestic countryside, it is only three miles from Church Stretton, an attractive small town with good shopping and healthcare facilities.
The Long MyndChurch StrettonCardingmill Valley
The Long Mynd