These are chalk hills, well watered, and deep within the hills the water gathers in aquifers from which in which the water emerges in s line of springs. The Stretton water, rich in calcium, has long been held to be beneficial to the teeth and bones, to aid the nerves and the heart.
The hills rise up sharply from the Stretton Fault, a stark, narrow geological fault line in which lie Church Stretton and its accompanying villages. The valley of the fault divides the Stretton Hill to the east from the Long Mynd to the west.
The hills include: