This relatively flat, 19 mile circular route from Ludlow which leads you through beautiful Teme Valley scenery to ‘The Town in the Orchard’, Tenbury Wells, with its Round Market and Spa Pump Rooms.

Distance

16 miles

Terrain

Mainly on quiet country roads with some busy roads

Start from

Ludlow Railway Station

Nearest to

Ludlow

Parking

Ludlow Town Centre

The route

Cycling is one of the best ways to soak up the unspoilt landscapes and stunning scenery around the historical Shropshire town of Ludlow. The routes are designed for a range of interests and abilities with easy gradients on quiet country lanes and bridleways with more challenging climbs for the more adventurous. The routes range between 8 and 23 miles but whichever route you choose there will always be something of interest to see and the views are exceptional. 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.

Places of interest:

Ludlow

Described by John Betjeman as “England’s finest town” and by Country Life magazine as “England’s finest market town”, Ludlow is steeped in tradition and history, but is still very much a working town, a bustling centre of trade serving a large, rural hinterland.

Tenbury Wells

This market town lies in the north-west extremity of the Malvern Hills District of Worcestershire.

Round Market

This unusually shaped building, actually oval in shape, was built in the Victorian era to enable farmers’ wives to sell their butter and poultry. Market days are Tuesdays and Fridays.

Pump Rooms

Tenbury had the ‘Wells’ added to its name to help promote the mineral water wells, found in the town in the 1840s. The mineral waters brought about the building in 1862 of the distinctive Tenbury Spa, or Pump Rooms, to be found behind the Crow Hotel.