Time & Location
18 Apr 2021, 08:00 – 20:00
Shropshire, Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton SY6, UK
About the Event
Distance: 11 km / 7 miles
Total time: 4 hours
Altitude gain: 430 metres
Do you wish you could hop on a flight to Scotland or Switzerland?
The heathlands, waterfall, streams and green alpine hills of Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd in Shropshire offers an environment that makes you feel like you are on a holiday far away from home.
A real hidden treasure, protected by the very welcoming locals right at the border with Wales. From the plateau of the Long Mynd, we can see at the distance to the west, the Welsh Cambrian Mountains in Powys, notably the Cambrian and Berwyn Mountains, and as far as Snowdonia on clear days.
The Long Mynd (Long Mountain) is an area of historic upland heath, created when some of Britain’s oldest rocks were pushed to the surface along the Church Stretton fault. The 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 within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it contains a number of habitats supporting wildlife and plants. Heather, bilberry and gorse cover much of the hilltop and the streams and bogs of the sheltered valleys are home to birds of prey, plants and insects.
- Return travel by private minibus
- Admin fees
- Driver and guide
- A fun day out with good people
WHAT TO BRING
- Sports clothes
- Warm layers
- Hiking shoes or strong trainers
- Waterproof Jacket
- Packed lunch and snacks
- Plenty of water
London W6 9DT
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.
On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trips, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.