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:
- protect and diversify the heathland habitat to benefit upland species
- implement work that will increase more bird species
- enhance archaeological features
- promote soil management to reduce diffuse pollution
- protect and enhance flushes, ponds and water courses
- provide good conditions for key species and habitats.