GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Little Stretton Walk

10 miles (16.8 km)

The village of Little Stretton sits in an enviable position in the Shropshire Hills. The pretty village has a popular campsite and a decent local pub making it a popular start point for walking in this beautiful area.
This circular walk from the village, visits several of the highlights of the area including Ragleth Hill, Church Stretton, Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd.
The walk starts in the village and follows paths east and then north to climb to the viewpoint at Ragleth Hill. There are fine views down to Church Stretton and across to the surrounding hills and countryside.
After taking in the views you then descend into Church Stretton where you pick up the Jack Mytton Way. This will take you north west through the Carding Mill Valley. You continue past Bodbury Hill and Haddon Hill before picking up the Shropshire Way to take you up to Pole Bank on the Long Mynd. There's a toposcope here which details the many landmarks you can see from here.
The path continues south before turning south east to follow a track across Minton Hill and Packetstone Hill to Minton. After passing through the small settlement you turn north to follow country lanes back into Little Stretton.

Little Stretton OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Little Stretton Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

The Ragleth Inn is a fine choice for refreshments in the village. The pub dates from 1663 and includes one of the finest pub gardens in Shropshire. They do very good food and also have an interior full of character and charm. You can find the inn at postcode SY6 6RB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The woods and hillls make for a fine walk for fit dogs. The Ragleth Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

For an alternative route up to the Long Mynd you could follow the River Ashes Holllow north west from the village. The Small Batch campsite is nestled at the base of Ashes Hollow.
The climb to Caer Caradoc is another popular local walk which can be started from nearby Church Stretton.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Shropshire Hills Walks page.

Photos

Tan House, Little Stretton (geograph 2081400)

Tan House, Little Stretton

All Saints Church Little Stretton (8062053910)

All Saints Church Little Stretton. The church was built in 1903 from a mass produced Manchester flat-pack and given a mock Tudor style exterior and thatched roof.

The Ragleth Inn, Little Stretton - geograph.org.uk - 255655

The Ragleth Inn, Little Stretton

View northeast from Ragleth Hill summit pole - geograph.org.uk - 1485548

View northeast from Ragleth Hill summit pole. Caer Caradoc peeps over the far end of the Ragleth on a glorious late summer day.

Church Stretton - geograph.org.uk - 522659

Church Stretton

Carding Mill Valley - geograph.org.uk - 474617

Pole Bank toposcope on The Long Mynd Looking westwards towards the Stiperstones ridge.

Pole Bank toposcope on The Long Mynd - geograph.org.uk - 1712447

Carding Mill Valley with Church Stretton to the right and Caer Caradoc Hill on the horizon.

Small Batch from Packetstone Hill - geograph.org.uk - 807622

Small Batch from Packetstone Hill. Looking down into Small Batch from the bridleway junction above. The hills of Ragleth to Corndon can be seen in the distance on the other side of the valley.

GPS Files

GPX File

Little Stretton.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Little Stretton.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)