Shropshire HillsChurch Stretton

The Long Mynd hill above the village of Church Stretton
The iron bridge across the Ironbridge gorge
Rock outcrop on the Stiperstones hills
Old timbered buildings in Much Wenlock
Caer Caradoc hill in Shropshire

Self-guided walking

From £144 - 2 to 7 nights

Country House Break at Church Stretton

Holiday reference: CSPOA

Self-Guided Walks

If you enjoy walking independently, Shropshire has walks for all abilities, from short strolls to more challenging longer routes. You'll find a selection of maps, guidebooks and bus timetables at the Longmynd for our guests to borrow.

Here are a selection of walks, with maps and directions to download:


The village of Church Stretton in the valley between hillsWalk 1: Slopes of Caer Caradoc

A circular walk from Church Stretton omto the lower slopes of Caer Caradoc on the far side of the valley.

Distance: 10¼km (6½ miles),  Ascent: 225m (740ft),  Start & Finish: The Longmynd

Church Stretton Walk 1 directions

Church Stretton Walk 1 map


Walk 2: Caer Caradoc

Walk to the summit of Caer Caradoc, crowned with an fine Iron Age hill-fort, and extensive views over the Shropshire Hills.

Distance: 14km (9 miles),  Ascent: 410m (1,345ft),  Start & Finish: The Longmynd

Church Stretton Walk 2 directions

Church Stretton Walk 2 map


Cardingmill Valley on the Long Mynd in ShropshireWalk 3: Long Mynd & Carding Mill Valley

A circular walk onto the Long Mynd, returning via the picturesque Carding Mill Valley.

Distance: 13¼km (7 miles),  Ascent: 385m (1,265ft),  Start & Finish: The Longmynd

Church Stretton Walk 3 directions

Church Stretton Walk 3 map


Walk 4: Bishops Moat

Drive to the small historic town of Bishops Castle for this circular walk onto the hills west of the town.

Distance: 14km (9 miles),  Ascent: 310m (1,020ft),  Start & Finish: Bishops Castle

Church Stretton Walk 4 directions

Church Stretton Walk 4 map


two cyclists sitting on a bench in the parkCycle Routes

Close up of smiling girl in cycling helmetBikes can be hired locally- full details will be sent to you in your Country House Break Guide. 

Shropshire Country Council publish an excellent free leaflet of ‘Church Stretton Cycle Rides’ – pick up a copy from the tourist information centre. This describes four different rides, using quiet lanes and bridleways to the south, north and west of the town. Further free leaflet is also available with routes centred on Shrewsbury or the market town of Ludlow.

Church Stretton Cycle routes leaflet

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