Ideas For Walks
Ludlow is a great base to explore, so do pack your walking boots and get out and about in the great Shropshire countryside during your stay.
Ludlow Country Walks
There are a set of nine circular walks from Ludlow Town Centre - varying in length from half a mile to eight miles. Available as a set or individually (at 50p each) from Ludlow Visitor Information Centre or Castle Book Shop.
Priors Halton An easy to moderate walk with really great views of Ludlow Castle on the way back (3 miles.)
Priors Halton and Hill Halton A relatively easy walking with varied scenery, you will encounter some stiles (5/6 miles.)
Round the Castle Walls A very easy circular stroll around the foot of the Castle walls, parts are wheelchair accessible, but there is one steep incline so the whole loop isn't do-able unless on foot (0.5 miles.)
Ludlow Racecourse A moderate walk alongside the River Corve to the race course, Bromfield and back, some kissing gates and stiles (5/6 miles.)
Priors Halton and Bromfield A pretty and moderate walk crossing the three rivers of South Shropshire, you will encounter some stiles (5/6 miles.)
Riverside Ramble An easy walk around the Castle and along the River Teme, some steps and inclines so not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will need to be carried at points (1.5 miles.)
Mortimer Forest (1) A steady climb up forest tracks into the forest and back to Ludlow (3/4 miles.)
Caynham Camp A good ramble across fields to the Iron Age Hill Fort and back. (8 miles or 5 miles from the Eco Park.)
Mortimer Forest (2) A moderate walk across farmland scenic sections of the Forest and back down into Ludlow. (5 miles.)
Walks from public transport
Rather than planning a circular route, take the bus or train from town and stride out along a linear route back. Options include:
Bromfield Ludlow Farm Shop and The Clive Arms back to Ludlow (3miles.)
Angel Bank on Clee Hill back to Ludlow (5 miles.)
Craven Arms Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Land of Lost Content, Stokesay Castle and shops, pubs back to Ludlow (10 miles.)
Given Ludlow's reputation for fine food why not plan a route which takes in a country pub or café en route. Or plan a tasty treat back in Ludlow after your energetic walk.
You could also put together a delicious picnic from Ludlow's traditional and specialist food shops and delis to take on your walk.
There are organised foodie walks every year. The Ludlow Food Walk in June is run by Slow Food Ludlow and the Magnalonga in August is organised by Ludlow Food Festival. Both include several stops for delicious nibbles en route. If you miss them perhaps you could make up your own gourmet food walk.
Search Ludlow; at www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk and you'll find not only 12 local walks of differing lengths in Ludlow and the surrounding countryside but also detailed maps and guides on how to find and follow them.
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