HF Holidays are pleased to sponsor Church Stretton Walking Festival. They have been creating walking and activity holidays for people of all abilities and ages since 1913.

Click the pic for details of HF Holidays accomodation at Longmynd House, Church Stretton.


General Walk Info

Please read the following general notes about the walks.

Refunds: Sorry, no refunds can be given for non-attendance or cancellations.

Dogs: Sorry, no dogs on the walks, please.

Clothing: For all but the walks marked as “Easy”, please bring sensible walking shoes or boots that are suitable for off-road hill / mountainous terrain. Also, weatherproof and windproof clothing and spare layers are essential as weather can change quickly up on the hill with little shelter. The temperature on the summits can be much lower than in the valley and the wind can be much stronger. These two elements combine to lower your body temperature quickly. Carry a hat and gloves in all but the finest summer weather. Hopefully the weather will be good enough to need sun hats and sun lotion so please bring them if you believe that you may need them.

Food & Drink: Please bring enough food and water suitable for the weather conditions on the day. A packed lunch or snack is sensible for most of the walks. For those walks that include a pub break, please note that any refreshments at the pub are not included in the price of the walk, so please bring the necessary funds if you wish to partake. (For pub visits, we will probably be asking nearer the time for preferences, to aid the pub catering staff.)

Please ensure that you are suitably attired and provisioned, as our walk leaders do reserve the right to turn people away if they consider that they are not suitably prepared.

Start Point Information

A quick guide to where the Start Points and other locations are...

The Outdoor Depot, St. Laurence's Church, Parish Centre, Health & Wellbeing Centre, Bucks Head: these are all in the town centre; parking near the Co-op is £3.60 per day, free on Sundays.

Carding Mill Valley: walks start from outside the National Trust Pavilion Tea Room at the far end of Carding Mill Valley. The valley is accessed from the B5471 Shrewsbury Road, just north of the town centre. Enter the valley, then continue through the valley for approx 800m. Parking is available in the valley (although can get very busy on nice weekends!); £3.60 per day, free for NT members.

Church Stretton School: approx 700m north of the town centre, on the B5471 Shrewsbury Road. Parking available, but might be busy for the Mynd Drover!

Hope Bowdler Village Hall: Hope Bowdler is situated approx 2km along the B4371 Much Wenlock Road, which leaves the A49 at the traffic lights at Church Stretton. When you reach the village, turn right in the centre towards Ticklerton, and the village hall is on your left. Ample parking; donation to village hall would be good.

A map of Church Stretton is available HERE.

This is also available as a PDF HERE.

Accomodation etc

For information on accomodation in the Church Stretton area, and more info about Church Stretton generally, please see the Church Stretton Website.


Please note that there will be railway engineering works in place on the Sat/Sun, and so bus replacement services will be operating.

We are very pleased to be supported by:

National Trust The Outdoor Depot Shropshire Hills AONB Shropshire Hills, Church Stretton

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