Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton area, Shropshire. Location map
 
  Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England   Carding Mill Valley.

The valley is about two miles long and this section, looking up the valley, is a short way beyond the car park, tea rooms and information centre.

 

 

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  Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England   Carding Mill Valley.

Further up the valley and the surroundings begin to take on a more dramatic appearance. The rocks making up The Long Mynd are pre-cambrian and are among some of the oldest rocks in the country. The valley itself was formed during the last ice age.

 

 

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  Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England   Carding Mill Valley.

This section is just below the point at which the valley divides into two; both parts of which lead up to the top of the Long Mynd ridge.

 

 

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  Carding Mill Valley waterfall, Church Stretton, Shropshire, England   Carding Mill Valley.

A short way further on up the left-hand fork from where the valley splits is this waterfall. It is possible to go further but it does require an easy climb up the side of the waterfall. It is really nothing more than climbing a set of stairs cut into the ground although a little care is necessary.

 

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Looking down from the top of The Long Mynd towards Church Stretton, together with Caer Caradoc on the far side of the valley. The highest part of The Long Mynd is just over 1670 feet at Pole Bank.

 

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