Mortimer Trail

Mortimer Trail Map

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Ludlow, with its beautifully preserved black-and-white half-timbered buildings clustered beneath a huge castle, is one of the most picturesque towns in England. The castle was a stronghold of the Mortimers, powerful Marcher Lords who were given vast estates along the Marches or Border Country of England and Wales by William the Conquer in return for guarding the frontier. Beginning at Ludlow the ‘Capital of the Marches', the Mortimer Trail crosses the peaceful, unspoilt hills and valleys of the Marches to the Saxon town of Kington on Offa's Dyke, which marked the border with Wales in Medieval times. Delightful little villages, ruined castles, medieval battle sites, Iron Age hillforts, glorious views stretching from the Black Mountains of Wales to the majestic Malvern Hills and a wide variety of wildlife including fallow deer, kingfisher, buzzard, woodpecker, dipper and skylarks add to the interest of this splendid walk.

Holiday Highlights

  • Admiring the spectacular views over the Black Mountains, Radnor Hills and the Malvern Hills.
  • Crossing the rivers Teme, Lugg and Arrow, surrounded by lush valleys.
  • Exploring sites rich in history, including Ludlow castle, Wigmore Castle, Croft Castle and the Iron Age forts of Croft Ambrey and Wapley.
  • Tracing the history of the Mortimer family through the hills, valleys and rivers of the Marches.


"Beautiful countryside and we were very lucky with the weather! The holiday was well organised and the Mortimer Trail passes through historically and visually interesting country. We loved the fact that we were hardly ever on roads!"
- Mrs Minogue. Australia

Mortimer Trail

Total Distance 30 miles (48 km)
Start and Finish Ludlow to Kington
Availability 2nd January to 24th December
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Shropshire Landscape
Mortimer Trail Ludlow Castle
Dinham Bridge over River Teme
Tour Code Itinerary Tour Price    
MORT1 3 nights, 2 days walking £270 per person More Information Book Online
MORT2 4 nights, 3 days walking £360 per person More Information Book Online
Our prices are based upon two people sharing a room. If you are walking on your own, or are part of a group, but require a room of your own, one of the following charges applies:
£30 per person / per night
£20 per person / per night
You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:
Extra night (Standard)
£50 per person / per night
All of our prices are in British pounds (£). Use our currency converter to convert British pounds (£) to your country’s currency.

The price that you pay includes:

  • accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • door to door luggage transfers for every day of your tour.
  • maps, guidebooks and a tour pack detailing specific information about your holiday.