Mortimer Trail

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Mortimer Trail

The Mortimer Trail is a linear route, taking 1 to 3 days. It is a long-distance footpath in the counties of Herefordshire and Shropshire from Ludlow to Kington, and can be walked in either direction.

The 30 mile trail is named after the Mortimer family, who were powerful landowners in the area during the medieval period.

The trail takes walkers through the picturesque and unspoilt countryside with successions of hills and ridges.

The trail starts in Ludlow, a historic market town, and heads out of the town towards the Mortimer Forest. It passes through the forest, an area of mixed woodland and open heathland, and offers beautiful scenery and a chance to see a variety of wildlife. At High Vinnals views include Wenlock Edge, Clee Hills, Malvern Hills, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons.

The trail passes Croft Castle and the Iron Age hill fort Croft Ambrey, and then passes through quiet Aymestrey. Near Aymestrey it passes through Puckhouse Wood, reputedly haunted by pucks or wood sprites.

The path crosses the River Lugg and the River Arrow and ends in Kington.


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Ludlow SY8 1AY Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 1AY, UK
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