Exploring the highly varied terrain of the ancient estates of the Earl of Mortimer, starting and finishing in the Mortimer Forest on the very edge of Ludlow, the route links together some lovely stretches of off-road riding using quiet byways and true back lanes.
The Mortimer Round is a challenging ride, as it is hilly with some some fairly steep off road sectors, but it’s not highly technical and it’s pretty weather proof – and the rewards for the climbing are some spectacular views and premium stretches of double track.
It also passes very near to Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan near the halfway point, which has an excellent café with outdoor seating and plenty or room for bikes.
The second half of the route has been changed quite substantially for 2023, so if you’ve done it before you’ll need to download a new GPX file this year!
This route is suitable for mountain bikes or gravel bikes with 38-42mm+ tyres, and your tyres should have some grip (there’s one steep grassy descent we wouldn’t want to tackle on slicks).