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Long Mynd, Shropshire

25km (15.5 miles)

The Long Mynd rises out of the ground like the back of a whale breaking the surface of the ocean. It’s a vast, friendly looking lump of a hill with one of mbr’s favourite trails — long, fast and fun. Just watch out on a windy day, as the lack of tree cover means it gets pretty breezy.

This route is taken from a guide to Shropshire in MBR’s May 2013 issue, out now.