White dog overlooking hills and fields on the Mortimer Trail

The Mortimer Trail

The Mortimer Trail is a 30 mile waymarked walk from Ludlow to Kington, passing through the heart of Mortimer Country following the ridges of the hills and dropping down to river valleys through unspoilt countryside. The Mortimer Trail is also available as a walking holiday package from Wheely Wonderful Cycling . Buy the Mortimer Trail map from Leominster Tourist Office or try one of these circular walks from the trail, clicking on the below links will take you to the Herefordshire Council website:

Wigmore Circular Walk

Yarpole Circular Walk

Lingen Circular Walk

Shobdon Circular Walk

Mortimer Forest trees in autumn, sunshine peeking through

Mortimer Forest and Wapley Hill Wood - Walks and Wildlife

Mortimer Country has some wonderful expanses of age-old deciduous and coniferous woodland managed by the Forestry Commission. Some of which include the ancient deer hunting chases of the Mortimer Marcher Lords of Wigmore and Ludlow Castles. Now they offer fantastic walking, with great views and a chance to see Mortimer Forest’s unique herd of long haired fallow deer. The Forestry areas include Mortimer Forest, Bringewood, Chase, Hopton Woods, Sned Wood, Wigmore Rolls, Bucknell Woods and Wapley Hill.

two cyclists enjoying a break on a table and chairs with sun umbrella, two bikes leaning

Mortimer Country Cycling

Quiet country lanes in Mortimer Country are a cyclists delight. Hire a bike from Wheely Wonderful Cycling or book a short cycling holiday through Mortimer Country and the Black and White villages . Or bring your own bike and explore Cycling for Pleasure cycle routes, available from Leominster Tourist Information Office.

There are great mountain biking routes in Hopton Woods and Bringewood in the Mortimer Forest. Or why not tackle the National Cycle Network’s Six Castle Cycle way on route 44.