Out and About

Leintwardine parish is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales and is ideal for walking, bird-watching, cycling, mountain biking, riding and fishing.

The following links will help you make the most of the area:

A booklet on local walks is available in the garage shop. There are the longer walks of Offa’s Dyke, the Mortimer Way, the Shropshire Way, Glyndwr’s Way and Edric’s Way.

Dog walking. Although there are many footpaths to explore, some go through fields of stock or pheasant shoots meaning that it is wiser to keep your dog on a lead. There are, though, many stock free woods to walk in where dogs can roam freely. For example, there are extensive paths in Mortimer Forest near Ludlow, Wigmore Rolls above Wigmore, Hopton Castle woods (same as the mountain bike area), The Black Hill on the south side of Clunton or Bury Ditches (Iron Age hill fort) on the north side of Clunton. Slightly further afield is Wapley Camp near Presteigne (another Iron Age hill fort).

  • Choral Singing. Leintwardine Vocals meet on Mondays at 8pm in the Methodist Chapel, Church Street. All welcome. Contact Charlotte Bulley 01547 540603 or charlotte@charlottebulleymusic.info
  • There is a local coracle maker who has a workshop behind the community centre who builds coracles to order. He also gives coracle making instruction but this is somewhat random. Tel: 07854 651905.
  • Fishing. There are two fishing clubs in Leintwardine. The oldest one by far is The Leintwardine Fishing Club which was founded towards the end of the nineteenth century. It has a long and honourable membership with many coming from a distance and staying for a week in The Lion Hotel. There is a long waiting list for membership. The second fishing club is known as The Tarleton named after an illustrious resident of the village in the early part of the nineteenth century. It is loosely called the village fishing club which is open to all residents obeying the usual protocol of fishing. Its length is 200 metres below the bridge. Fishing lessons are given to the interested youth of the village.
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