3.3 of 5 (5 votes)

Overton to Ludlow

A leisurely walk (woodland) starting and finishing in Shropshire, England, about 4.60km (2.86 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 46m (150ft)
Descent 72m (236ft)
Max. Elevation 210m (688ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 118m (386ft)
Distance 4.60km
Duration ~1:15h
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 28 Aug 2014
Ludlow is famed for its fine dining, and what better way to work up an appetite than with a good walk? This route from Overton, one of the Mortimer Country Bus Walks, is an easy stroll that will fill the time before you fill your stomach.

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Take the bus to Overton and get off at the stop by Moor Park School.
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Cross the road and take the footpath into Sunny Dingle.
About 0.12 km (~0.07 miles) from
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Follow the path into Mary Knoll Valley, part of Mortimer Forest, which covers this part of the country. After crossing the stream, take the path on your right heading back downhill.
About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
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Leave the forest and head across the fields past the barns at Starvecrow on to Hucksbarn.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
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Join the road. There is a pavement to keep you away from the traffic.
About 1.19 km (~0.74 miles) from
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You can avoid the last section of road by crossing over and taking the footpath into Ludford.
About 0.43 km (~0.27 miles) from
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Cross over the Ludford Bridge to enter the main town.
About 0.72 km (~0.45 miles) from

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les lumsdon
23 Apr 2016
490 Bus

The 490 bus has been retained and will run for another year through to April 2017 so now is the time to don your boots and enjoy this lovely bus walk. Buses leave Ludlow Assembly Rooms at 0920, 1020, 1250, 1555, and 1720 on Mondays to Fridays and 1020 and 1250 on Saturdays. Unfortunately no Sunday service now.

les lumsdon
07 Apr 2015
Correction To Last E Mail

The additional 490 buses are scheduled to leave Ludlow (Assembly Rooms) at 1020 and 1250. I stated that the second departure was 1220...apologies for this.

les lumsdon
07 Apr 2015
Buses To Overton

This is a lovely walk enjoyed by local people and visitors staying this Walkers are Welcome town. From May 11th, 2015 there will be two additional buses from Ludlow to Overton on the 490 service (used to be 492) on Mondays to Fridays. The buses leave Ludlow (by Assembly Rooms) at 1020 and 1220 which make this more of a convenient option.

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