Long Mynd

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Long Mynd information

Church Stretton clings to the steeply sloping sides of the Long Mynd, Shropshire's most famous hill, which rises to 517m. Dubbed 'Little Switzerland' by the Victorians, this desolate but dramatic bluff is girdled by walking trails that offer soaring views over the surrounding countryside. Most people start walking from the National Trust car park at the end of the Carding Mill Valley , half a mile west of Shrewsbury Rd – a small tearoom provides refreshments. To escape the summer weekend crowds, head east across the A49 and climb the 459m summit of Caer Caradoc .

A maze of single-track roads climbs over the Long Mynd to the adjacent ridge of Stiperstones , which is crowned by a line of spooky-looking crags where Satan is said to hold court.