The Mortimer Trail is a 30 mile trail starting in the picturesque border town of Ludlow in Shropshire, which stands proudly on the River Teme with the castle at its centre. The trail is named after the Mortimer family, given huge estates and power in the border country of England and Wales – named the Marches, by William the Conqueror, in return for guarding the border from the Welsh. The Mortimer Trail follows a succession of forests, hills and ridges along the border country, through spectacular scenery, with a backdrop of the Black Mountains in Wales to the West and the gentle undulations of the beautiful Malvern Hills to the East, to the lovely little market town of Kington, on Offa’s Dyke, close to the border between England and Wales.
The Mortimer Trail is a haven for wildlife, hence a delight for the naturalist – supporting a variety of flora and fauna in the ancient woodlands. All year round walkers will see and hear buzzards, ravens and woodpeckers and in summer may catch redstarts and pied flycatchers, as well as birds of prey. Fallow, roe and muntjac roam the woodlands quietly, and in springtime bluebells and wild garlic provide spectacular carpeting underfoot.
About The Mortimer Trail
This 30 mile trail is the perfect short break, showcasing a huge variety of landscape and wildlife and rich in historical interest.
Distance: Ludlow – Kington 30 miles (48km)
Duration: The trail can be completed in either 2 days (3 nights) or 3 days of walking (4 nights)
Price: From £275 per person (3 nights) and from £345 per person (4 nights)
Prices based on two people sharing one room.