A 16 mile double figure of eight route, allowing for short cuts, exploring the valley of the river Rea north of Cleobury Mortimer. An excellent summer evening ride with one particularly steep descent to watch out for.

Cleobury Mortimer Cycle Rides Route 1: The Rea Figures of Eight image

Distance

16 miles

Terrain

Mainly on quiet country roads with short stretches on busier roads

Start from

Cleobury Mortimer: Lacon Childe School

Nearest to

Cleobury Mortimer

Parking

Cleobury Mortimer Town Centre

The route

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore the beautiful landscape of Shropshire. Experience a different pace of life in the hilly countryside around Cleobury Mortimer known as Cleobury Country and into the foothills of the Clee Hills along four graded routes of increasing difficulty. Cycled over a day, with a picnic lunch or a stop at a local pub, this really is a great way to explore the area. These cycle routes have been chosen to suit a range of interests and abilities, the shortest route being 13 miles and the longest 35 miles.

Places of interest:

Cleobury Mortimer

The small market town at the centre of the ancient industrial and farming hamlets of Cleobury Country, gained its market charter in 1253.

St Mary’s Church

The distinctive twisted spire of St. Mary’s church is a landmark view tempting you back into Cleobury whichever route you take.

Stottesdon Village

You pass 14th century Hall Farm and Grade 1 St Mary’s church built 1050. 19th century Fighting Cocks pub, meals evenings and lunches weekends. Shop at the Cocks open daily.