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Maps, Walking & Biking Trails

We want you to enjoy the Shropshire Hills so here are some of our suggestions for a great day out either on foot, bike or horse!

Walking can be fantastic in the winter too but please take a look at our top tips for winter walking to ensure you stay safe out on the Shropshire Hills.

These downloads show Footpaths, and Bridleways.

Downloads: 1. Long Mynd MTB Map 2. Church Stretton Town Map 3. Stretton Hills East Map 4. Church Stretton Cycling Rides Brochure  5. Coppice Leasowes Nature Reserve and Discovery Trail

Biking Trails

For up-to-date trail information:

Stretton Hills Biking website,

Mountain Bike Rider

Long Mynd Mountain Bike Base

Some of our footpaths are in fact Bridleways so they have to be shared by pedestrians, bikes, horses and other vehicles, so Please Take Care.

Walk Descriptions

Printed copies of these maps may be purchased from The Outdoor Depot or the Visitor Information Centre at the Library 


Lightspout Waterfall:  1.5 miles, 1-1.5hrs, Difficulty: Easy-Medium, Waymarks: Follow the Red stripes on the directional posts

A gentle ascent up Carding Mill valley alongside the stream to the picturesque waterfall. This walk starts at the Chalet Pavilion in Carding Mill Valley.

Footwear suitable for uneven and stony ground is essential for the narrow valley


Rectory Wood and the Allen Coppice Trail: 1½ miles, 1-2 hours, Grade: Easy

Rectory Wood and the Allen Coppice Trail - A circular route following yellow waymarkers, through the town wood and into the private grounds of the Longmynd Hotel. Terrain is generally easy underfoot – a combination of grassy slopes and established woodland paths.


Ragleth Hill: 4 miles, 2½ hours, Grade: Moderate

A circular walk, following orange waymarks, to the top of Ragleth Hill with spectacular views of the Long Mynd and the Stretton Hills. This is very easy terrain underfoot, mostly grassy paths on gentle slopes, with some stiles to negotiate.


Pole Bank (The Long Mynd Summit): 6 miles, 3.5 hours, Grade: Moderate

A circular walk, following blue waymarks, up Town Brook Hollow to the top of the Long Mynd returning via Carding Mill Valley. Terrain is generally fairly easy underfoot, although the ascent up Townbrook includes some scrambling over small rocky outcrops and requires a reasonable head for heights as there is a drop to one side of the narrow path.


Haddon Hill via the Pike. Return via Pole Bank and Townbrook Hollow: 7.4 miles, 3-4 hours, GradeMedium-Difficult. Waymarking: Use OS Map

Another "Fell Finder"  blog . The walk up the pike has spectacular views of Carding Mill Valley, and from the plateau you can see for miles around.


Cardington: 9 miles, 4.5 hours, Grade: Hard

A circular walk, following red waymarks, over Hope Bowdler and Willstone Hills to the village of Cardington, returning via the Wilderness and Cwms Lane. Terrain is mostly grassy underfoot, but does involve steep ascents and descents with many stiles to negotiate.


Lodge Hill, Lawley and Caer Caradoc: 13.5 miles, 6 - 7 hours, Grade: Medium-Difficult, Waymarking: Use OS Map.

"Fell Finder" describes this excellent walk in pictures on his blog . This walk from Church Stretton Railway Station takes you to the east up the iconic tree lined Sandford Avenue to the track taking you to the hills  on the volcanic side of the Stretton Fault.