Getting toCarding Mill Valleycar-free

1 At a glance

  • Train to Church Stretton
  • Easy 30 min walk to Carding Mill Valley
  • Get a cup of tea with the money you saved on parking!

2 Step-by-step

There are direct trains to Church Stretton from Shrewsbury, Hereford, Manchester and north and south Wales. From the midlands, it’s just one change in Shrewsbury.

Train times and tickets National Rail

From Church Stretton station, it's an easy 15 minute walk through the village to Carding Mill Valley - then a 15 min streamside stroll to the visitor centre and tea room

Alternatively, the 435 bus runs hourly from Shrewsbury and Ludlow, stopping at the entrance to Carding Mill Valley (every 2 hours Sat, no buses Sun).

  • Live bus times:
    Shrewsbury Bus station - Stand N

  • Live bus times:
    Ludlow - Council Offices

About Carding Mill Valley

Take a walk across the wildlife-rich heathland and enjoy the views across the Shropshire Hills, or simply play in the stream in the valley. Picnic by the stream or treat yourself in the tearoom.

  • County: Shropshire
  • Address: Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 6JG
  • Refreshments: National Trust Café
  • Car-free offer: Free (charge for cars)

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Carding Mill Valley

Take a walk across the wildlife-rich heathland and enjoy the views across the Shropshire Hills, or simply play in the stream in the valley. Picnic by the stream or treat yourself in the tearoom.

  • County: Shropshire
  • Nearest town: Shrewsbury
  • Refreshments: National Trust Café
  • Car-free offer: Free (charge for cars)
Bike routes

It’s a 15 mile cycle from Shrewsbury (with some busy roads). Plan your route at Cyclestreets

Taxi numbers

Local taxi firms: Longmynd 01694 722472, Church Stretton 07487 650889

Handy Tips

The Shropshire Hills Shuttle is a handy little bus which does a circuit of the Long Mynd and Stiperstones every weekend in the summer months. The Shuttle calls at Church Stretton town centre and, on Saturdays, connects in Minsterley with 552/553 bus to Shrewsbury.

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount