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 is owned by the National Trust.
The name Long Mynd means "Long Mountain". In Welsh it is called Mynydd Hir [ˈmənɪð ˈhiːr]. 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. The principal settlements surrounding the Long Mynd are the Strettons (Church Stretton, Little Stretton and All Stretton), Pulverbatch, Smethcott, Woolstaston, Asterton, Myndtown, Wentnor and Ratlinghope. The highest point on the Long Mynd is Pole Bank at a height of 516 m (1,693 ft). Pole Bank and nearby Caer Caradoc, at 459 m (1,506 ft), are both Marilyns.
Shropshire (pron.: /ˈʃrɒpʃər/ or /ˈʃrɒpʃɪər/; alternatively Salop; abbreviated, in print only, Shrops) is a county in the West Midlands region of England. It borders Wales to the west, Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the south-east and Herefordshire to the south. A unitary authority (Shropshire Council) was created on 1 April 2009, taking over from the previous county council and 5 district councils, and covers most of the county. The borough of Telford and Wrekin has been a separate unitary authority since 1998 but continues to be included in the ceremonial county.
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