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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

1.5 miles

Trail is currently open

Map of Mortimer Forest Trails


Trail description

Dog walking in the forestFollow this trail through Haye Park Wood. This part of the Forest is full of quarries, charcoal burning platforms, saw pits, holloways (ancient sunken cart tracks), a deer park pale and an Iron Age/ Romano British settlement. All reminders that the woods were once alot busier than they are today.
Over the coming decades this area will be reverted to a woodland of mixed native trees as part of the Forestry Commission's commitment to biological diversity and cultural heritage.

Other trails in Mortimer Forest ......

The Whitcliffe Loop

Starting from Whitcliffe Car park

Vinnalls Easy Access

A surfaced trail suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs

The Vinnalls Loop

A climb up to the stunning views of High Vinnalls from the Vinnalls car park.

The Climbing Jack Trail

A nine mile route which incorporates most of the Forest.

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

I am trying to find out who is responsible for the upkeep of the Mortimer Trail

Mary Bason, 23/Mar/2018

Hi, the Mortimer Trail is looked after by Herefordshire Council. Trees over the trail in our forest you need to report to us.

Forestry Commission Response
4 Stars 4 Stars

thought the forest was amazing we did the Blackpool loop as weather wasn't great, what upset me was how much dog poo was on the path, worst of all a huge pile in front of the information board, people don't deserve to have such a lovely place to walk, despite numerous signs asking people to flick it in the under growth.It really made me so mad how selfish people are, wish I could have caught them in the act..Thank you for an almost faultless walk..

gail beech, 19/Jul/2017

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What's Here?

  • Gradient (moderate)
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Easy Access
  • There are two easy access picnic tables at Black Pool Car Park
  • Horse riding
  • Riding is permitted on forest roads and bridleways. Riders wishing to box to the forest will need to purchase a barrier key which will allow them into Black Pool car park and the de-boxing area.
  • Parking
  • There are height restriction barriers on all our car parks in Mortimer Forest.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SO480730
Postcode: SY8 4DZ

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