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

Herefordshire, Shropshire

48 km / 30 miles
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.


Waymark: Green/brown/yellow named disc with crown & shield logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Green/brown/yellow named disc with crown & shield logo
Attributes: Very Challenging
Start: SO510746 - Ludlow, Shropshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SO296566 - Kington, Herefordshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: History of the Mortimer Trail in the County of Herefordshire Explore Mortimer Country: Accommodation Guide Herefordshire waymarked walking trails Herefordshire County Council - walks and trails - long distance routes Mortimer Trail [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Mortimer Trail: Official Route Guide  (Offa's Dyke Association  - 2002 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 137, 138, 148, 149
OS Landranger Active 137, 138, 148, 149
OS Explorer 201, 203
OS Explorer Active 201, 203
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Mortimer Trail: Ludlow to Kington (Yellow Publications - 2023)

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Self-Guided Walking Holidays (Marches Walks Limited)
Support Providers
Walking, Hiking and Cycling Holidays (Wheely Wonderful Cycling)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

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44 km
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47 km
Walkers are Welcome
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48 km

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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

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