Shropshire HillsChurch Stretton

Caer Caradoc from the Long Mynd in Shropshire
Walker on the Stiperstones in Shropshire
Ironbridge in Shropshire
Bishops Castle in Shropshire
Walkers in the Shropshire countryside

Self-guided walking

From £37 - 1 to 7 nights

Country House Escape 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:

Caer Caradoc from the Long Mynd in ShropshireWalk 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

Walk 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

Bishops Castle in ShropshireDrive 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

Bikes can be hired locally- full details will be sent to you in your Country House Escapes 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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