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Mortimer Trail

The Mortimer Trail

The Mortimer Trail

by: Trevor Hulme and Abby Marshall
There can be few better places to walk in lowland England than in the Marches, the borderland country of England and Wales. This is where gentle pastures give way to steeply wooded slopes and open hill tops. Here you will find the Mortimer Trail, a 30 mile walking route from Ludlow to Kington which follows a succession of hills and ridges. It is so called because this was the heartland of the Mortimer family, holders of the most powerful of the Norman Earldoms. The trail passes through forests where tracts of broadleaved woodland give way to coniferous stands. The route descends from the high ridges to the water's edge of the Teme, Lugg and Arrow rivers where Kingfisher and Heron can be seen. Climbs are constantly rewarded by views of the Forest of Radnor, the Black Mountains, Clee Hills and the Malvern Hills.

The guide, printed on waterproof paper, describes the route in three sections supported by colour maps and photographs. There is a further section describing five additional loop walks branching off the Trail. Preliminary sections covering landscape, wildlife, ancient camps, Roman roads, and the Mortimer family put the Trail in context. The three sections are: Ludlow to Orleton Common; Orleton Common to Byton; Byton to Kington. The loop walks are at Yarpole; Wigmore; Lingen; Shobdon and Titley.

ISBN 9780953698318 Pages 45 (2002) 118mm x 200mm Spiral bound.

Price: 5.95