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
Monday, 2 February 2015
Reverend Carr - 150 years later
On January 29th commemorating 150years (to the day) when the Vicar of Woolstaston became benighted for 24 hours on The Long Mynd, National Trust Learning officer Chris Stratton led a walk in very similar conditions.
Photo courtesy of Pat Holbourn-Williams
Reverend Edmund Donald Carr
was caught up in one of the worst snowstorms to hit the Long Mynd the century
before last. In trying to return from his Church service in Ratlinghope
to his home parish of Woolstaston he lost his way – the ferocity of the storm
blowing him down time and again and preventing him from seeing where he
went. No one had seen so much snow fall for nigh on fifty years. Several
others died on the hill that night. After a whole night and day of struggling
in snowdrifts, and after losing his hat, boots, gloves and nearly his life he
was eventually found by children playing in Carding Mill Valley.