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Vinnalls is the starting point for three walking trails in Mortimer Forest and a great place for a play and a picnic.

The secret trail at Vinnalls car park. Mortimer Forest. Shropshire

Vinnalls Easy Access trail






We have some simple natural play features here aimed at encouraging imaginative play in the forest and lots of picnic tables. The Easy Access Trail also has seasonal trails to help visitors of all ages learn about the forest.

Three walking trails start from this car park the Easy Access Trail a surfaced trail suitable for buggies and mobility scooters, Vinnalls Loop and The Climbing Jack Trail for seasoned walkers.


Please note that there are height restriction barriers at this car park. Visitors with horse boxes need to use the Black Pool car park for which a key is available for purchase from the forest office.

Other trails in Mortimer Forest ......

The Whitcliffe Loop

Starting from Whitcliffe car park

The Black Pool Loop

Starting from the Black Pool car park.

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Last updated: 2nd August 2018

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What's Here?

  • Orienteering
  • A permenant course has been devised by Wrekin Orienteers. Courses are suitable for beginners and maps can be bought from Ludlow Tourist information Centre for approximately 1.50.
  • Parking
  • There are height restriction barriers on all our car parks in Mortimer Forest.
  • Picnic
  • There are lots of picnic tables close to the car park.
  • Play area
  • We are creating natural play spaces close to Vinnalls car park.
  • Trail (easy)
  • The Easy Access trail starts from Vinnalls car park and is suitable for buggies and mobility scooters.
  • Trail (hard)
  • Climbing Jack trail starts at Vinnalls car park and takes the seasoned walker on a nine mile walk through most of the different areas of the Forest.
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Follow the respective waymarked trails from Vinnalls, Black Pool or Whitcliffe car parks for a moderate walk.
  • Viewpoint
  • The walk up to High Vinnalls is a must on a clear day.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SO474731
Postcode: SY8 2HF

Get directions


Nicola Cowell
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977

Opening & Parking

There are height restriction barriers on all our car parks in Mortimer Forest.

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