An 8.5 mile circular cycle ride along quiet lanes and tracks exploring the countryside around Ludlow.

Distance

8.5 miles

Terrain

Mostly quiet or traffic-free roads and bridleways, with short hilly sections

Start from

Ludlow: Dinham Millennium Green

Nearest to

Ludlow

Parking

Ludlow

The route

A 13km / 8.5 miles cycle ride including optional 1.5mile/ 2km (return) extension to Bromfield. Allow 1-2 hours. Mostly quiet or traffic-free roads and bridleways, with short hilly sections. You can use any sort of bicycle but some parts may be rough, muddy or potholed. A 7 mile shorter route is also available.

Route highlights

Linney Riverside Park

On the fields below Ludlow Castle with a children’s play area. A café and patio is open from February to the end of December to cater for visitors to the Millennium Green and weir. A lovely place to paddle in the river.

Oakly Park

Oakly Park is part the Earl of Plymouth Estates. It extends to approximately 8000 acres of Shropshire countryside and provides the Ludlow Food Centre with meat and vegetables.

Ludlow Food Centre & café, Clive Restaurant, Post Office, Garden Centre & Isla Bikes

The food centre sells fresh, local, seasonal and handmade food. Cycle parking is available at the centre and café. Islabikes, the children’s bike specialists, have their showroom on the same site. Food Centre Tel: 01584 856000. Islabikes Tel: 01584 856881.

Bromfield Church and Weir

Bromfield Church is dedicated to St Mary and stands on a wooded promontory between the rivers Onny and Teme. Close to the church is the mid 19th century mill and bakehouse currently being restored with the weir as part of a hydro-electricity generation scheme.

Ludlow Castle

As you return to Ludlow you have a dramatic view of the castle, testimony to the commanding position chosen by its Norman builder Roger De Lacy in about 1085.

Open to public. Tel: 01584 873355 or visit www.ludlowcastle.com

Refreshments

Shops in Ludlow town centre, cafés at Mill on Green and Bromfield.