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Mortimer History Society

On the Trail of the Mortimers published 2016

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Date Posted: 05/02/2018

Events

Herefordshire Festival of Walking

9 days of glorious summer walking date tbc

Dates: 16/06/2018 - 24/06/2018

Elton - Cycling

Cycle hire from Wheely Wonderful Cycling near Ludlow

This group of hamlets, in the Teme Valley, shelter in the lee of Mortimer Forest lie in Northern Herefordshire between Ludlow and Wigmore.  They were all originally part of the Downton Castle estate and many of the points of interest  are tied to the history of the Downton Estate, which was once a major produce of iron - with great forges at Bringewood, and Mortimer Forest, managed to  provide the forge with the fuel it needed.

 

Top things to do & see  

  • Elton church – Norman, situated next to Elton Hall – once home to Andrew Knight – founder of the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Hire a bike at Wheely Wonderful Cycling
  • Mortimer Forest – walks, Geology trail, orienteering route
  • Elton Hall gardens - open occasionally
  • visit Elton "Hutch" outside church - local cakes, preserves & brica brac - sold in aid of church funds

Accommodation in Elton

Old Downton Lodge - restaurant with rooms, bed & breakfast

Marlbrook Hall - farmhouse bed & breakfast

The Old Granary - self catering

camping at Monstay Farm

Food

Old Downton Lodge Restaurant

also available at Wigmore and Leintwardine

 

 


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Cycle hire from Wheely Wonderful Cycling near Ludlow

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