Walking the Mortimer Trail in the Autumn

It might be windy, it might be cold… but the Mortimer Trail – a 30 mile #walkingtrail from the Welsh border to #Ludlow, is magical at any time of the year – the #MortimerTrail makes a perfect short #walkingholiday  break with great places to stay each night.

We re-walked the stretch from Ludlow to Croft Castle last autumn and found lots more than great views ….

lots of moss and lichen on these old sunken pathways

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Great views of the Clee Hills and contented sheep (even when we disturbed a herd of deer, who literally jumped over the the sheep)

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Old farmyard machinery (some still in use)

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And fabulous views from Croft Ambrey Hill fort looking towards the Radnorshire hills

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so come a try a Mortimer Trail Walking holiday in the Spring or Autumn (see the photo below on another walking day in the sunshine)

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Secret Gardens on our Herefordshire Gardens Cycle Tour

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June and July are the perfect times to explore #English #Gardens on our Herefordshire Gardens Cycle tour.  During this time lots of gardens open up under the National Garden Scheme (#NGS) to raise money for charity.  Find out about the gardens open in Herefordshire  and come on a #cyclingholiday

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BBC Escape to the Country and Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Episode 50 Series 17 Broadcast 16 May 2017 – Shropshire

 

Cycling in Shropshire – Chris Dartnell

We were really pleased to be asked by the BBC to be the local “cycling expert” on their programme Escape to the Country.  Our task was to show an active family who wanted to move to Shropshire, all the great cycling in the county.  Its the reason why we moved here to set up our cycling holiday business; quiet traffic free lanes, great scenery, and great food.

“The Quietest cycle tour under the Sun”

We spent a whole day filming last summer … at our base Petchfield Farm and along the route of our most popular cycling holiday “The Quietest Cycle Tour under the Sun.  We filmed at Burrington Bridge, Hopton Castle, Clun and Clun Valley and Ludlow.  The clips shown on the  Escape to the Country programme, broadcast for the first time yesterday (16 May 2017).  Great views, great cycling, castles and they even managed to fit in tea & cake at the Green Cafe in Ludlow.  all the best elements of our cycling holiday. You can watch it on i-player and it will be repeated in future.

 

Alistair Appleton and Jules Hudson

Were filming in different parts of the Shropshire whilst we were filming the cycling.  We thought that the programme was to be broadcast with Jules Hudson having a go at Blacksmithing at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (so we have lots of photos of this) but actually – the programme went out with  Alistair Appleton inspecting the new biomass boiler at Attingham Park.  Both places can be visited on our Shropshire Castles Cycling holiday.

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Stokesay court leaflet swap shop for Shropshire hills stunning location http://ift.tt/1iY4KfS

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Herefordshire gardens springing into action..Visit on our #gardens #cyclingholiday http://ift.tt/2nu0waI

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#berringtonhall art installation, visit on our #herefordshire #cyclingholidays gives a whole new meaning to dinner party discussion

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Changing Wheely Wonderful Cycling’s website

We’re just changing over our cycling holiday website – to a brand new mobile friendly site – please bear with us..if you don’t get through to us straight away over the next couple of days.

Ring us on 01568 770755

Or email us on wheelywonderfulcycling@btconnect.com

We’ll get back to you as quickly as we can

Here’s a sneak preview of the new website…then all I’ve got to do is update this blog!

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