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Mortimer trail, walking route

The Mortimer Trail

The Mortimer Trail is a new way-marked 30 mile trail, between Kington (on the Welsh border with Offa's Dyke) and the Medieval town of Ludlow. The Trail follows the high ground, with fantastic views to the Black Mountains, Radnor Hills and Malverns, dropping into various river valleys along the way. Delightful villages, rich history and abundant wildlife flourish in this peaceful area.

Mortimer trail, map

View from Croft Ambrey hill fort. Mortimer Trail

Mortimer trail
Mortimer trail, sign

The Mortimer Trail goes through the very heart of the ancient lands held by the Mortimer family, holders of the most powerful of the Norman earldoms. It passes through areas rich in natural history and human heritage, through the domain of deer and otter, kingfisher and heron, all overseen by buzzard and kite. Three rivers are touched on, the Teme, Lugg and Arrow valleys are secret gems along the way, ruined castles, medieval battle sites, Iron Age hill forts, glorious views, and dark woods. Interspersed are a series of traditional English villages, many of which still support self-sustaining communities. The complete trail makes an ideal walking holiday.

Its best to start the walk from Kington. The trail follows the high ground to Titley, Wapley hill fort, Aymestrey, Croft Ambrey hill fort, Mortimer forest & Ludlow. For the most part the Mortimer Trail is a high level route away from settlements, which are to be found in the gaps and river valleys below. Climbs are constantly rewarded by views of the Radnor Forest, Black Mountains, Clee Hills and the Malvern Hills. There are also a series of loop walks from the main trail.

We offer walking holidays that take along the Mortimer Trail... you can start any day you like. The price of your holiday Includes: all accommodation, brilliant routes, luggage transported, and our award winning service.

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