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Green/brown/yellow named disc with crown & shield logoMortimer Trail

48 km / 30 miles

Herefs, Shrops
A walk through the Marches of England, with extensive forests, limestone tops and gentle pastures in an area dominated in mediaeval times by the Mortimer family, one of the most powerful Norman earldoms. It follows a succession of hills and ridges with some strenuous climbs, crossing the valleys of the rivers Teme, Lugg and Arrow, taking in the Mary Knoll Valley, the High Vinnals, Orleton Common, Croft Ambrey and Wapley hill fort and visits a number of villages. The Trail starts in Ludlow, Shropshire, but soon enters Herefordshire.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Green/brown/yellow named disc with crown & shield logo
Waymark
Green/brown/yellow named disc with crown & shield logo
Attributes
Challenging; Forest/Woodland; Moorland; Heritage
Start
SO510746 - Ludlow, Shrops
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Finish
SO296566 - Kington, Herefs
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Paperback
Mortimer Trail: Walker's Guide (Leominster TIC - 2002)

Maps:

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Walkers are Welcome

 
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Marches Walks Limited)
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Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Contours Walking Holidays)
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Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Wheely Wonderful Cycling)
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Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Black Pear Walking Tours)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Hostel Accommodation
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< 1 Km
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Other
Marlbrook Hall  (bookable online)
4 Km
11 Km
Clamping
3 Km
23 Km
Other
Lowe Farm B&B  (bookable online)
3 Km
36 Km
Self-catering
Presteigne Holidays  (bookable online)
3 Km
40 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Old Vicarage  (bookable online)
4 Km
43 Km
Self-catering
Quarry House  (bookable online)
1 Km
43 Km
Hostel Accommodation
2 Km
44 Km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 Km
47 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
48 Km

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Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

47.5 Km (29.5 miles)
1,571 m (5,154 ft) ascent
363 m (1,191 ft)  maximum height