Mortimer Forest & High Vinnalls

With car parks in the north, east and west, Mortimer Forest is the ideal place to explore and get away from it all. There are a number of walking trails on offer which take in spectacular views, archaeological features and a variety of habitats.

Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s. It was named after the Mortimer Family, Norman Lords who held power over the region for some 300 years. It is now managed by Forestry England.

The forest is also popular with horse riders, and horse box facilities are available at Black Pool car park.

  • Welcomes

    • Children welcome
    • Dogs welcome
    • Free entry
  • Accessibility

    • Disabled access
  • Parking

    • Free parking
  • Special Features

    • Off-grid (no Wi-Fi)
    • Rural location
  • Facilities

    • Picnic's welcome
Mortimer Forest & High Vinnalls

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Directions & Parking

Map pin Vinnalls Car Park
Ludlow
Herefordshire
SY8 2HF
Vinnalls car park: Off the Ludlow to Wigmore road, 2½ miles south-west of Ludlow.

Black Pool car park: Off the B4361 Ludlow to Richard’s Castle road, 2 miles south-west of Ludlow.

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