Welcome to the Carding Mill valley and Long Mynd. An upland plateau owned and managed by the National Trust. Full of steep valleys and precambrian rock, the Long Mynd is part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering an area of nearly 5 sqr miles
Saturday, 10 January 2015
On Thursday National Trust volunteers and staff came together for a training session on water insects and valley history. The session was led by Learning Officer Chris Stratton. We started in the Carding Mill Valley tearoom and heard about the history and geology of the valley. We went outside and did some kick sampling in the stream before heading off to our labs to examine what we had caught.
After that we walked up the valley towards the reservoir discovering more of Carding Mill Valley's rich past on the way. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the cake helped us forget about the chilly weather!