Ludlow and Bromfield

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The walk, which starts and ends at the entrance to Ludlow Castle, uses mainly tracks and bridleways and is well-signposted. It takes you to the village of Bromfield to the north, where there is a church of a Benedictine monastery to be visited, then through the grounds of Oakley Hall.

Lanes lead downhill to Ludlow with outstanding views of the castle and of the Parish Church of St Laurence, the largest in England. There is no noticeable climbing and only one stile.

England - Central England - Shropshire - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Castle, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
01/05/2017 - Rosalind Wilson

I did this walk on 3rd April starting from Bromfield(11) where there is a Garden centre, café, pub, Ludlow Food centre and toilets, plus plenty of free parking. The walk to Ludlow was brilliant. Great views and smooth track. The field edge part looked muddy so I stuck to the track. Plenty of choices for lunch in Ludlow. My return from 1-11 was not so thrilling as the evening rush hour beside the A49 was very loud. Returning the way I came would have been preferable. Still, another great day out!

25/08/2014 - Stephen Paul Monaghan

No problems with navigation. Excellent views of the castle on the return leg. Also, the Green Cafe near Dinham Bridge is very good. One small point; at Waymark 11, turn left onto the path, but don't go hard left again, otherwise you'll reach the A49 underpass. This walk would have rated a 5 if it hadn't been for the section at Point 10, which, although it is mostly off the A49, is far too close to it to be pleasant. A look at the map indicates an alternative route: cross the road at Point 10, go up the lane to take the footpath on the left between racecourse and railway, then turn left when you get to another lane, to follow this to Bromfield. There is, however, the disadvantage of having to cross the A49 twice!

10/08/2011 - Paul Darlington

Excellent walk, but two things to note. Step 1 says you meet a large tree and need to turn right "at the far side" of the castle. It's not too far around - about a 1/4 of the way. There is an excellent cafe and food shop on the right just before the bridge at step 11 at Bromfield, and about half way through the walk. Well worth a visit and rest.

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