Getting toCarding Mill Valleycar-free

1 At a glance

  • train to Church Stretton
  • then easy 30-minute walk
  • get a cup of tea with the money you save 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 prices

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

Open map

Bus 435 also runs hourly from Shrewsbury and Ludlow, stopping at the entrance to Carding Mill Valley. Buses run every 2 hours Monday to Saturday (no buses on Sunday).

  • Bus times from:
    Shrewsbury Bus station - Stand N

  • Bus times from:
    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 taxis: Longmynd 01694 722472, Church Stretton 07487 650889

Handy Tips

The Shropshire Hills Shuttle bus does a circuit of the Long Mynd and Stiperstones every weekend in the summer months – handy for walking.

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

Visit car-free in 2019!