The westerly position of the Long Mynd gives rise to sub-oceanic conditions. These give rise to generally fairly mild conditions and its position to the leeward of the Welsh Mountains produces a rain-shadow effect giving it a very moderate 900 mm rainfall for its altitude.

We hope to reduce the impact of climate change on the hill through our conservation work. In November 2009 a Higher Level Scheme was brought in by The Government through Natural England to achieve the following:

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