19 Upper Linney is a gorgeous townhouse and self-contained accommodation run by Rosemary. The house is located centrally, and is ideal for exploring the delights that Ludlow has to offer, as well as walks along Whitcliffe Common and into Mortimer Forest.
Rosemary, who is a keen walker herself, suggests an uncomplicated yet strenuous 10k walk to get the blood pumping.
Uphill at Lactic Ladder
From the townhouse walk downhill towards the river and Dinham Bridge. Turn left over the bridge and immediately to the right you’ll see steps known locally as the Lactic Ladder. Follow them up to Whitcliffe, stay on this path and bear right when you reach the road, then left into Lower Wood Road. There is a clearly marked footpath on the left.
Follow the footpath, which can get muddy, some distance up to the main road ( the Wigmore Road also called Killhorse Lane). Cross over into the Forestry Commission car park. Follow the path ahead, bear left almost as soon as you leave the car park. At approx 3k turn left down to the fence line which is actually the very edge of the forest. Keep on the obvious path, which bears around to the right with views out over fields towards the south of Ludlow — this is the “Evens” in Mortimer Forest.
When you reach a major path junction turn right, and follow the path uphill. You will have walked approx 5k or just over. If you bear right at the top of the hill, you will come out on the same path which leads back into the Forestry Commission car park. Simply retrace your steps back down to Whitcliffe.
If you fancy a drink and a bite, when you reach the exit of the car park, turn right on the Wigmore road and head back into Ludlow soak up the view of the town at Whitcliffe.
At the end of the road, you’ll come to Ludford Bridge and the Charlton Arms. Grab a prime seat on the balcony looking out over the river. The pub has recently retained its Michelin Bib Gourmand award, so you are guaranteed a good feed after all that effort.
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