Long Mynd is popular with birdwatchers and recently red kites have
Trout and coarse fishing is available at White Grit,
about ten miles away on A488 between Bishop's Castle and Minsterley. 3
trout fishing pools stocked with blues, browns and rainbows to
19lbs. 2 coarse fishing pools consisting of a pleasure pool with
20 pegs and a carp
pool with 25 pegs with carp to 25 lbs plus. There is a fishing lodge with
tackle, bait, refreshments, good toilet facilities , disabled access and
a small caravan
and camping site. The whole site is set below Corndon Hill in an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. Open all year.
There is very active hang gliding,
on the Long
Mynd, with the Midland Gliding Club. The area is also popular for balloon
- views of the Shropshire countryside are even better from the
air than from ground level. Launching takes place at Linley Hall, a few miles
away and also at Bishop's Castle.
is world famous for geology and fossils. The
has some of the oldest rocks in Britain dating
from the Pre-Cambrian epoch.