GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Leintwardine Walks

4 miles (6.8 km)

This small village in North Herefordshire sits in a pleasant rural location close to the Shropshire border. There's some nice trails along the two local rivers and some interesting historical sites in this former Roman settlement.
This circular walk takes you along the river Clun to Jay Bridge, to the west of the village. It then follows country lanes through the surrounding countryside before passing through the village and paying a visit to the River Teme. On the way you'll visit the point where the two rivers converge and enjoy views of the historic Leintwardine Bridge which dates from the 18th century and spans the Teme. There's also a climb to Church Hill where you can enjoy fine views over the village and surrounding countryside.

Postcode

SY7 0LP - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Leintwardine OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Leintwardine Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Leintwardine

  • Circular Walk around Ludlow - Visit Ludlow Castle, Whitcliffe Common and the River Teme on this walk around one of England's most attractive towns.
    The walk starts at the imposing Ludlow Castle, just a short distance from the train station
  • Mortimer Forest - Enjoy walking and cycling trails in this large area of woodland near Ludlow
  • Shropshire Way - This walk takes you through some of the most beautiful countryside in Shropshire
  • Mortimer Trail - This exceptionally lovely walk takes you through the beautiful Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside, from Ludlow to Kington.
    The walk begins at the splendid, medieval Ludlow Castle in Shropshire and heads towards Aymestrey, crossing the River Teme before passing through Mortimer Forest, Haye Park Wood and Deer Park
  • High Vinnalls - Climb to this wonderful viewpoint on this circular walk in Mortimer Forest in Ludlow
  • Croft Ambrey - Climb to this Iron Age Hill Fort and enjoy great views over the Herefordshire countryside on this circular walk
  • Shobdon - This short circular walk takes you around the pretty Herefordshire village of Shobdon.
  • Black and White Village Trail -
  • Croft Castle - This walk explores the grounds and gardens of the National Trust's Croft Castle near Leominster and Ludlow in Herefordshire.
  • Downton Gorge - This circular walk visits the lovely Downton Gorge from the village of Downton on the Rock in Herefordshire

Pubs/Cafes

The Sun Inn is a good choice for post walk refreshments. The Grade II listed pub is over 200 years old and includes a fine garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Rosemary Lane at postcode SY7 0LP for your sat navs.
There's also The Lion which serves high quality dishes from the restaurant. It's located close to the river with views of the old bridge, the Teme and the Welsh Marches from the wonderful lawned garden. You can find them at postcode SY7 0JZ.

Dog Walking

The river and country trails make for a fine dog walk. The two pubs mentioned above are also dog friendly though the Lion only allows dogs in the top bar.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east from the settlement and you could pick up the Circular Walk around Ludlow. There's more waterside trails along the Teme here, as well as a visit to the 11th century Ludlow Castle and Whitcliffe Common.
Head south east of the village and you could visit something of a hidden gem at Downton Gorge. The limestone gorge is located on the River Teme and contains some nice woodland trails with interesting rock formations and a variety of flora and fauna.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Herefordshire Walks page.

Photos

Teme Bridge at Leintwardine - geograph.org.uk - 992106

Teme Bridge at Leintwardine. A bridging point of the River Teme since at least Roman times. A fine five-span structure dating back to the 18th century.

River Teme, Leintwardine - geograph.org.uk - 1260431

The River Clun joins the Teme at this bend in the river.

The Sun Inn, Leintwardine - geograph.org.uk - 1429085

The Sun Inn, Leintwardine. Historic old bar-parlour pub

Tiptons Lane, Leintwardine - geograph.org.uk - 589379

Tiptons Lane

Brockley meadow along the River Teme, Leintwardine. - geograph.org.uk - 1260425

Brockley meadow along the River Teme.

Leintwardine village from Church Hill - geograph.org.uk - 383568

View from Church Hill looking West over the snowy village.

Jay Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1252621

Jay Bridge over the Clun River West of Leintwardine

Beef cattle in summer meadow - geograph.org.uk - 869517

Beef cattle in summer meadow. The hills around Clungunford can be seen in the distance.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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