The Long Mynd
The Long Mynd in Shropshire, England, is a part of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is 10 miles (16 km) south of the county town Shrewsbury and has an area of over 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi), most of which takes the form of a heathland plateau. Most of the land on the Long Mynd land is owned by the National Trust.
The name Long Mynd means “Long Mountain”. The Long Mynd stands between the Stiperstones range to the west and the Stretton Hills and Wenlock Edge to the east. The eastern edge of the Mynd has many steep valleys, though its western slope rises in a steep escarpment above the wide valley of the River East Onny. North to south, it is approximately 7 miles (11 km) long by a maximum of 3 miles (4.8 km) wide.
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