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Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Shropshire countryside, Mynd House Bed & Breakfast offers not just a place to rest, but a charming retreat offering a perfect blend of comfort and tranquillity. Located in the quaint village of Little Stretton, Shropshire, our charming B&B serves as an ideal starting point for explorations into the stunning surroundings.

There are many enjoyable walks around the Long Mynd and the Shropshire Hills, here is the first walk of our monthly series.

Walk 1 – THE LONGMYND – via Ashes Hollow, Pole Bank & Cardingmill Valley

From the B&B, turn right to the Ragleth Inn, then right again to the T-Junction and right yet again to the footbridge at the bottom of Ashes Hollow – indicated by a marker post.

Go across the campsite to a stile at the far end, and follow the well-defined, though not too badly worn path, following – and from time to time, crossing – the stream.

About a mile and a half from the start of Ashes Hollow the higher rocky prominence of Long Synalds will be seen ahead, and the stream divides to right and left. We bear left, but, although the path follows the stream closely, a better way is to climb the rocky rising ground immediately ahead, when a path at a higher level will be seen, bearing left like the one below, but with much more pleasant views.

The two paths converge shortly after, and, following another half mile or a little more, the way bears right at another junction of the streams. Another 1000 yards, and the road (The Burway) will be reached – at Boiling Well, where a marker post, indicates “Medlicott”.

Go along the track to Medlicott which bears right, off the road leading southwards. 400 yards along, take a track off to the left, which is protected from traffic by wooden bollards, and go upwards to Pole Bank (516m) the highest point on the Long Mynd. Good views all round.

Retrace steps along the track to the bollards, cross the Boiling Well-Medlicot track, and head for the Shooting Box which will be seen ahead. Continue in same direction along either of the parallel tracks (these are part of the Port Way) until a marker post on right is reached (it is a little bit off the track), signed “Cardingmill Valley”.

This is at the head of Motts Road (A Doctor Mott is said to have used this track frequently many years ago). Down Motts Road (Church Stretton is seen at the bottom), to Cardingmill, with its National Trust Coffee shop and toilets, and on to Church Stretton, returning to Little Stretton by lane or bus.

Walking Distance: 6 miles. Total ascent: 1100 feet

We’d love to inspire you with more ideas when you visit our cosy hillside bed & breakfast in Little Stretton. Call us on 01694 722 212 for availability and prices.

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