November saw a pleasant and scenic walk at The Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley, located within the Shropshire hills and Church Stretton. If you’re looking for stunning, panoramic views it’s definitely worth a visit on a day with decent visibility to see the surrounding hills and local area.
After taking a slight detour to the reservoir lake, the weaving path along side of the hill revealed the main visitor walkway into the valley — I had not been this way before, so it was nice to see a new view which caught some particularly nice light.
After the initial climb, the top is relatively flat in the grand scheme of things. This gives fantastic panoramic views of Carding Mill Valley and the nearby Shropshire hills from all angles.
Wild horses grazed on the grass, wandering freely as walkers passed by, they were tame and did not mind onlookers or photographers alike taking a moment to pause and take in the views. A few younger foals were even curious enough to walk up and say hello.