Forest operations are taking place in Mortimer Forest, and some trails are diverted. - Find out more
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

Activities at Mortimer Forest

Walking boots in autumn
Walking trails at Mortimer Forest
People enjoying Nordic Walking in the forest
Nordic Walking at Mortimer Forest
Adults running along forest path
parkrun at Ludlow, Mortimer Forest
Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Mortimer Forest
Mortimer Forest Easy Access Trail
Vinnalls easy access trail at Mortimer Forest

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 is the largest woodland National Nature Reserve in the country and can be found to the west of Birmingham.

Explore the arboretum to find the unusual Whitty Pear and don't forget to refuel in our on-site cafe. Our Go Ape course will keep the kids (and adults!) entertained and we've even got a dog wash on-site to keep your pooch pampered.

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