Mortimer Trail Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Mortimer Trail guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online
The Mortimer Trail is a 30 mile walk throgh the Marches of England from Ludlow to Kington.
The route is named after the Mortimer family of ruling Marcher Lords, often titled Earl of March, whose rise through successive generations from Norman times through the medieval period helped to shape the history and geography of this area of the Welsh Marches.
The route runs between Ludlow Castle and Kington, Herefordshire, in the quiet west of the county near the Welsh border.
The 30-mile (48 km) route crosses the River Teme and enters Mortimer Forest, an area of forested ridges. It passes Croft Castle and the Iron Age hill fort Croft Ambrey (not far from Wigmore and the initial seat of Mortimer power), and then passes through quiet Aymestrey. Near Aymestrey it passes through Puckhouse Wood, reputedly haunted by pucks or wood sprites.
The path crosses the River Lugg and the River Arrow and ends in Kington.
Five loop walks depart from and return to the main waymarked trail at various points along the route, enabling investigation of surrounding attractions, villages and features. The Mortimer Trail Official Route Guide details these.
We display two Mortimer Trail guidebook. Although out of print, they should be available through third-parties via our Amazon link (below).
Mortimer Trail maps
Two Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps are required. We display the standard quality, although they are available in the tougher all-weather type as well. The Mortimer Trail is marked by name on the maps.
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. The Mortimer Trail is marked on the relevant “Explorer” maps. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online
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