Map: Landranger Sheet 137 - Ludlow
Start: B4361, north of town centre (Coronation Avenue)- SO509753 (alternatively, pay and display car park off Corve Street, near railway station)
A level route along bridleways, some of which are surfaced, the remainder were very muddy
From wherever you park, follow the B4361 to it's junction with Burway Lane, waymarked as a bridlepath, and the Shropshire Way.
Continue along the bridleway, which has a hard surface to start off with, until a turning circle for vehicles is reached. After this, the way became extremely muddy on the day we walked. Walk past Burway Farm on the left, crossing the farm road, and then pass other farm buildings on the right. The path becomes less muddy, proceed through a white metal gate and walk along the edge of a field. At the northern boundary of the field, turn right, to follow the field boundary. Just before reaching the A49, turn left along a path which runs parallel to the road. Just before Bromfield, the path emerges onto a footway by the road.
At Bromfield there is a restaurant on the opposite side of the A49 - this didn't look as though it would welcome us in our mud-splattered state, so we found the village shop, tucked down the road to the right. Here we bought sausage rolls and bottled water.
If you crossed the road to visit the shop, re-cross, cross the bridge over the Teme, then walk down the side road past the church. The bridleway is a private road, leading through Oaldy Park. Follow the road to the right of the gatehouse, and continue straight ahead. At Priors Halton the bridlepath turns to the left - we had originally intended to follow this, but as most of the mud had dropped from our boots by this stage, we decided to stay on the road.
As you approach Ludlow, there is an impressive view of the castle, before you cross the river at Dinham Bridge. Follow Dinham up to Castle Square. We spent some time exploring the castle and the town, before walking from Castle Square, along High Street then King Street to the Bull Ring. Turn left into Corve Street to return to your car.
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