The recent storm has caused damage in these woods. Please take extra care and do not walk under leaning trees.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Whitcliffe Car Park (next to the office) is Monday to Friday, 8am to 3pm.

Vinnalls Car Park is open from dawn until dusk 7 days a week.

Black Pool Car Park is open from dawn until dusk 7 days a week.

How to find us

How to find us
Wigmore Road, Ludlow
Sat Nav Postcode: SY8 2HD
By Car

From Ludlow take the B4361 towards Leominster. the forest is sign posted from the outskirts of Ludlow.

OS Grid Ref

52.3641904, -2.742682

Parking and prices

There are three car parks around the edge of the forest offering you a different experience each time you visit.

There are height restriction barriers at Vinnalls Car Park and Black Pool Car Park.

Parking Charges

There are no parking charges at Mortimer Forest

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

A great place to enjoy some fresh air and explore a variety of walking trails

Come and escape in Mortimer Forest! Straddling the Shropshire and Herefordshire border this thousand hectare forest is a perfect place for some breathing space.

Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. It was named after the Mortimer Family, Norman Lords who held power over the region for some 300 years.

There are three car parks around the edge of the forest offering you a different experience each time you visit.

Nearby forests

Bury Ditches summit plaque

Dating from about 500BC, Bury Ditches is home to one of the best-preserved hill forts in the country! Located near the town of Clun in the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty, Bury Ditches isn't short of stunning views, ancient history and blood-pumping walks. 

The climb up to the hill fort is steep but the views are worth it!

Visitors looking for a level walk can follow the forest road from the car park, past the barrier to a bench and a view.

Easy pacers walkers

Eastridge Woods is enjoyed by visitors on foot, on horseback or on two wheels. Passing through the forest is the Shropshire Way, a long distance walking route covering over 200 miles of beautiful Shropshire countryside, which can be tackled in smaller sections.

walkers enjoying a walk through nature in autumn

Explore Haughmond Hill and follow in the footsteps of history. Follow the trails out to the front of the hill for commanding views across the River Severn and Shrewsbury to the South Shropshire and Welsh hills beyond. Discover the Iron Age enclosure or visit the viewing platform over the quarry; a must for any budding geologists or anyone who likes dumper trucks!

Winding path through the mature woodland

Wyre Forest can be found to the west of Birmingham and offers a great day out with activities to suit everyone. 

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