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Climbing Jack Trail
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

9 miles

Trail is currently open

A section of this trail is diverted due to storm damage.

Map of Mortimer Forest Trails


Trail description


Walkers in Mortimer Forest

This trail takes in the majority of Mortimer Forest. Passing through a variety of woodland types and habitats and provides the walker with superb views across the forest and surrounding countryside.

Given the distance and the steep nature of some sections of the trail, this walk is designed for serious walkers with appropriate footwear and equipment.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

The walk was great except the signage was slightly confusing where it joined the black pool trail. We went uphill instead of straight on then came to the junction with no signage took a lucky guess and rejoined the trail further on.

Emma D'sylva, 25/Feb/2016

Thank you for your feedback, we'll take a look at the signage.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

we set off from the vinnals car park and followed the Climbing Jack signs for the entire walk. we ended up at the Whitcliffe car park, having followed the signs for the entire walk. is there a problem with the signs somewhere on the trail? we were faced at the end of the walk with a 1.5 miles trek along the road back to our car. the climbing jack walk is brillant (apart from the signage>>>>>)

Richard, 1/Oct/2015

We will check the signs are in place and there is nothing obstructing them. The walk does come close to but not into the car park at Whitcliffe.

Forestry Commission Response

Are you able to obtain a map on site any day of the week?

Natalie McFarlane, 21/Sep/2014

Maps are available from the Forest Office at Whitcliffe car park when there is someone in (usually 8am - 3pm weekdays)but this is not guaranteed. Ludlow Visitor information centre in the town square also stock the maps.

Forestry Commission Response

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Postcode: SY8 2HF

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