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Brow Farm Campsite

 

Please say you found this on the Church Stretton Web Site


Contact: John Sankey    Tel: 01588 650641
 

The Bog Visitor Centre (8 miles)

 

The Bog Visitor Centre, in the shadow of the Stiperstones in Shropshire, is a gas-lit Victorian former school which is one of the few remaining buildings of a lost lead and barytes-mining village. 

 

Carding Mill Valley (less than 1 mile)

 

Only a five minute walk from Church Stretton town or as you park up at this Shropshire beauty spot, the children will be scrambling to get out of the car to play in the brook and climb up the grassy banks (don't forget a plastic bag or cardboard box so you can slide down the slopes!). In winter this is a sledgers heaven for all age groups with snowy gentle slopes for the young and old and steeper slopes to challange the best of the rest! 

Contact: Peter Carty    Tel: 01694 723068
 

The Long Mynd and Burway (0 miles)

 

Although from a distance the top of Long Mynd appears to be relatively flat, large valleys eat into the edges. Once managed as a grouse moor, today the Long Mynd is owned and maintained by the National Trust. Many local people have rights to graze sheep there. The highest point on Long Mynd is at Pole Bank - 516 metres, or just less than 1700 feet. a long hill that forms a major part of the South Shropshire Hills. It is essentially a moorland plateau, approximately 10 miles long in a north-south direction, and approximately 4 miles across at its widest point.

 

The Stiperstones (6 miles)

 

Take a walk on the Stiperstones - This is a National Nature Reserve with a difference - being the second hightest hill in Shropshire, the views are magnificent, and the countryside on the west side of the Long Mynd is a patchwork of hedgerows having so far remained unaffected by modern farming methods - quite different from the east side.  Folklore abounds on The Stiperstones. There is The Devil's Chair, the northernmost tor, where His Infernal Majesty is claimed to take up residence at times. A thunderstorm will immediately occur should a human seek to sit in the place.  There are several bronze age cairns along its ridge.

 

The Stretton Hills

 
For over 100 years Carding Mill Valley has been the most popular spot for visitors to the Long Mynd. Information can be found in the Chalet Pavilion...