GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cleobury Mortimer and the River Rea Walk

2 miles (3.2 km)

This picturesque market town in Shropshire has some pleasant walks along the River Rea. It is notable as one of the smallest towns in Shropshire, and was granted itsmarket charterin 1253.
This circular walk from the town takes you north to Ron Hill and Neen Savage, following the route of the River Rea. The route then returns on bridle tracks just to the east of the river.
The route runs for about 2 miles on fairly flat paths with nice river and country views on the way.

Cleobury Mortimer OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cleobury Mortimer Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cleobury Mortimer Pubs/Cafes

The Stable Tavern is a good choice for some refreshments after your walk. The old pub includes timbers of the 16th century stables which once formed part of the hotel fronting the square during that period.They do great food and also have an outdoor area for finer days. You can find the pub at 1 Talbot Square with a postcode of DY14 8BQ for your sat navs.

Cleobury Mortimer Dog Walking

The river and country trails make for a nice dog walk and the Stable Tavern mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The town is located a few miles west of the expansive Wyre Forest where you'll find miles of good walking and cycling trails.
Also to the east you can pick up the Severn Way and enjoy riverside walk around Bewdley and Stourport. The waymarked Ribbesford Circular Walk can also be picked up in this area.
The Clee Hills are also nearby and provide some more challenging walking opportunities.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Shropshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Row of cottages, Cleobury Mortimer. - geograph.org.uk - 53489

Row of cottages, Cleobury Mortimer. An example of the quality of architecture in this lovely town. Note how the modern house fits in at the end. On the road leading to the Wyre Forest and Kidderminster on the eastern edge of town.

St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer - geograph.org.uk - 816788

St Mary's Church, Cleobury Mortimer. This spire has a marked twist in it. This is due to the warping of the timbers and has admitted Cleobury to the membership of a very exclusive club, the slightly bizarre sounding,European Twisted Spire Association. The only other British member is Chesterfield.

Royal Fountain Inn, Cleobury Mortimer - geograph.org.uk - 250304

Royal Fountain Inn. The external character of the pub is replicated internally, complemented with well kept local beers.

River Rea crossing - geograph.org.uk - 769264

River Rea crossing. Carrying drinking water from Elan Valley to Birmingham, these Victorian built pipes cross the River Rea to the north of Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire.

Ford, Neen Savage - geograph.org.uk - 406013

Ford, Neen Savage The road is just visible beneath the Rea.

The Rea Valley - geograph.org.uk - 465300

The Rea valley to the south of Cleobury Mortimer, Gardeners Bank can be seen behind the white cottage.

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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