Long Mynd

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


Get involved

The Camp receives no regular funding from public authorities.  So we depend on the generosity of volunteers and donors.  

As volunteers, we need enthusiasts with business, IT, social media or DIY skills to give their time and expertise.
As a donor, you can give a holiday to a deserving child who might otherwise go without - and help to secure the Camp’s future.



"The Camp was perfect. It gave the children a taste of adventure and had everything we needed."

"Freedom for the children - great new cabins, ability to have a campfire. Flexible site to manage in all weathers. Thank you for this great facility"

"Kids and leaders love the fact that we have a campsite to ourselves with no hassle"

“Location is ideal for DOE, isolated enough to give teams that wild feel, but facilities nearby if needed”

“We used the Camp as the overnight for a Scout Challenge Badge – Expedition and it completely provided all we could wish for and more”

“The total seclusion and peace and quiet”

“A great place, location is perfect, facilities are brilliant”

Book Now

We open March-October and you can book fully or partly (sole occupancy guaranteed) for one night or more. It costs £15 per person/night for a bunkhouse, £10 for camping. Regular bunkhouses sleep 4-6 and include mattresses but not bedding.

Remember, we can help children or groups who can’t pay. Our Bill Williams funds can cover accommodation, transport and catering costs.