An extremely rewarding 18 mile circular ride, with a few challenging climbs, offering fantastic views of Clee Hill.

Distance

17 miles

Terrain

Mainly on quiet country roads with some busier 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.

Brown Clee Hill

At 540 metres (1771 feet), is the highest point in Shropshire and looking to the east from here the next highest point is Urals of Russia.