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Walking in Mortimer Country.

Mortimer Country is a walker’s paradise whatever your age or ability. Whether you are looking for a strenuous all day hike or a relaxed evening stroll, the excellent and extensive network of way -marked paths will have a walk to suit you.

Several local shops including Shobdon Post Office and Stores, Griffiths Garage in Leintwardine and Yarpole Village Shop and Post Office (in the church) sell maps and local walking guides.   A quick internet search using the keywords    village name  walks    will lead you to a wealth of helpful information.  Many of the walks are available as an android or iphone app.  

Our member The Baron at Bucknell has published a great book -  with details of 10 local walks.

Walking Calendar - Mortimer Country Walking Festival

Join in our Festival of walks, through Mortimer Country.  There is a good range of guided walks throughout the year.  Look at our walking calendar for details of these guided walks...and why not stay and make a weekend of it.

Long Distance Trails

There are two long distance routes wending their way through the area and each can provide up to three days walking with conveniently placed accommodation nearby.

The Mortimer Trail

is a 30 mile 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.  If time is limited, there are several circular walks based on sections of the trail that make ideal day or part day walks.  Click below for downloadable pdfs

Wigmore Circular Walk

Yarpole Circular Walk

Lingen Circular Walk

Shobdon Circular Walk

The Mortimer Trail is also available as a walking holiday package from Wheely Wonderful Cycllng.

Herefordshire Trail

is a long distance circular path of about 150 miles which makes its way around the whole of the county.  Two sections pass through Mortimer Country :  Titley to Leintwardine and Leintwardine to Orleton. www.herefordshiretrail.com

Mortimer Country Bus Walks

Use our local bus services to plan a walk through the beautiful north Herefordshire Countryside. Here are three pdfs with walking routes that are  linked by bus services from Ludlow, Leominster, Kingsland, Shobdon and Leintwardine

Bromfield to Leintwardine Leisure Walk

Bucknell to Leintwardine - 2 hour walk

Shobdon to Kingsland  - 3 hour wal

Walking with Offa

Mortimer Country borders Offa's Dyke National Walking Trail.  There are excellent walks along Offa's Dyke from Knighton.  In addition there are a series of waymarked routes - exploring Offa's Dyke countryside.  Here are four walks starting from Bucknell.

Meadows and woods to Darky Dale A hilly five and a half mile walk through meadows and woods from The Baron at Bucknell.

Ravens and skylarks around Bucknell and Stowe HillA relaxed, six mile walk from The Baron at Bucknell on grassland, forest tracks and minor roads. 

Offa’s Dyke and the top of the world to BucknellA hilly nine and a half mile, linear walk, along the hilltops between Knighton and Bucknell.

Riverbank and otters along the Redlake and TemeA flat, easy five mile linear walk along the rivers between Leintwardine and Bucknell.

East Radnor Ramblers Walks 

Stowe Hill, Cwm Woods, Holloway Rocks & Ragged Kingdom

Shobdon Arches, Shobdon Hill Wood, Uphamtoon, Covenhope

Wigmore, Barnett Wood, Lower Lye

Lingen, birtley Cross, Harley's Mountain 

Croft Castle, Yatton Hill, Croft Ambrey, Bircher common

Walking Holidays

Walking holidays along the Mortimer Trail and around Mortimer Country, with luggage moved, routes guides & great accommodation are available from Wheely Wonderful Cycling.  

All our  Bed and Breakfast and self catering can advise on good local walks around North Herefordshire

Make sure you use our map to plan out where the best Restaurant and Inns can be found on your walks 

Village Walks

Here is a new list of downloadable walks from the Mortimer Country Villages

Leintwardine & Downton

Yarpole

Kingsland

Orleton

Forest Walks

Mortimer Country has some wonderful blocks of woodland managed by the Forestry Commission.  They make up the ancient deer hunting forests of the Mortimers of Wigmore Castle.  Now they offer fantastic walking, with great views ...and a chance to see Mortimer forest's unique herd of deer.  The Forestry areas are Mortimer Forest, Bringewood chase, Hopton Woods, Sned Wood, Wigmore Rolls, Bucknell Woods and Wapley Hill.  Many of the routes above use stretches of the woodland in their routes.  But here are a couple of circular woodland walks

Mortimer Forest Walks

Wapley Hill Woods


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