An 8.6 mile circular cycle route through the beautiful rolling countryside of the Shropshire Hills, from Bromfield to Onibury.

Distance

9 miles

Terrain

Quiet Country roads

Start from

Bromfield

Nearest to

Ludlow

Parking

Ludlow Food Centre

The route

One of a selection of walks and cycle rides from 5 to 10 miles starting in Bromfield and showcasing the area’s beautiful countryside, quiet lanes, bridleways and historic Ludlow.

Route highlights

Ludlow Racecourse

The only remaining racecourse in Shropshire. Tradition has it that in the fourteenth century soldiers from Ludlow Castle came here to practice archery and match their horses against each other.

Onibury

Named in the Domesday Book and means ‘fortified place on the River Onny’. The river-name ‘Onny’, from the Welsh, means ‘river on whose banks ash trees grew’. Nearby is Stokesay Court a location in the film Atonement.

The businesses below are located directly off the A49. Bromfield is 2 miles to the north of Ludlow.

Ludlow Food Centre - Sells delicious local produce from The Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate. 80% of the produce is sourced from 4 local counties including Shropshire. See also the nearby Barnhouse Café, toilets and post office. There is cycle parking outside the café and the food centre. Tel: 01584 856000 or visit www.ludlowfoodcentre.co.uk

Islabikes - High quality, children’s bike specialists. Designed and assembled at Bromfield. Tel: 01584 856881 or visit www.islabikes.co.uk

The Clive Bar and Restaurant with Rooms – Originally a farmhouse, now includes a bar and restaurant. 15 bedrooms in period outbuildings and conference facilities also available. Tel: 01584 856565 / 856665 or visit www.theclive.co.uk

The Plant Centre - An independent garden centre stocking a range of plants plus everything garden related. Tel: 01584 856873 or visit www.ludlowplantcentre.co.uk

All routes exit and access this site using the path alongside the Barnhouse Café, toilets and post office providing access onto a small lane which links to the A49 (signposted Route 44). Turn south to access A49 underpass, Bromfield Church and Oakly Park.

Turn north to access the racecourse and golf course.