A 13 mile, or 10 mile with short cut, circular route is a delightful short but testing circuit along quiet lanes southwest of Cleobury with some steep descents and plenty of uphill sections. The route is set out clockwise to maximise the wonderful views and you will discover 4 churches set in ancient hamlets along the way.

Cleobury Mortimer Cycle Rides Route 2: Southwest Hamlets (13 mile) image

Distance

13 miles

Terrain

On road, some of these can be busy

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.

Bayton Village

Here you will find a 12th Century St Bartholomew’s church with interesting interior and great views from the churchyard to the Clees.

Mamble Village

13th century St. John the Baptist church original wooden spire and belltower, some 14th century stained glass and 16th century ruined Catholic chapel built for the Blount family.  Sun and Slipper pub originally the 16th century coaching inn serving meals except Mondays.

Neen Sollars Village

Many old black and white houses, notably Church Farm near 14th century almost unaltered All Saints Church with famous Humphrey Conyngsby monument. Live and Let Live pub, originally 13th century house serves meals.

Milson Village

The 12th century St. Georges church with Norman font and fine carved pulpit can be found here notable by its. Tower with a pyramid roof. The large churchyard has 1500 year old yew within it.