Sunday 17th February - Ludlow

    The start point is at SO 505742 by Whitcliffe Common with probably the best view of Ludlow.  The walk is graded B purely because it's 13 miles, a mile over the limit for a C walk.  The route follows good footpaths through woods and forest, across farmland and on a couple of stretches of tarmac.  The 2300 feet of ascent is gained by longer gradual gradients - there are no steep ones.  The route ascends south west into Mortimer Forest to Mary Knoll House and on through Hazel Coppice to Burrington village where the Herefordshire Trail is joined to go south and east to Elton.  We'll then rejoin the Mortimer Trail to go north to the high point at High Vinnals and return to the start point via Mary Knoll Valley and Lower and Upper Evens.  It's not all trees and the views from the open ground will give lovely far reaching views. 

    Walk leaders  Gill & Nigel Pursey 01743 272986 / 07974 771258