Carding Mill Valley Walks
Visit a lovely reservoir and waterfall on this short walk in the Shropshire Hills AONB. The walk starts at the National Trust's Carding Mill Valley visitor centre and car park in Church Stretton. You begin by following a pretty stream uphill on a good stony path before bearing left on New Pool Hollow to visit the pretty reservoir. You'll pass mill pools and the 2500 year old Bodbury Ring hill fort on the way. The walk then continues uphill to Lightspot Hollow where you will find a waterfall in a beautiful V-shaped valley lined with bilberry, bracken and heather. You can look out for trout in the pools and stonechats, buzzards and red kites in the air.
If you'd like to continue your walk you could head to the high point of the Long Mynd at Pole Bank. You could also climb the nearby Caer Caradoc for more fabulous views. The Shropshire Way and the Jack Mytton Way also pass through the area so you could pick these up easily too.
PostcodeSY6 6JG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Carding Mill Valley Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Carding Mill Valley Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Carding Mill Valley OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Carding Mill Valley Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice National Trust team room in the valley where you can go for some post walk refreshments. In the winter there's a log fire to warm yourself by. For warmer days you can sit outside on the lovely roof terrace.
The valley is an excellent place for a dog walk. There are some areas with livestock so it's best to keep them on leads there. The National Trust tea rooms are also dog friendly.