Know before you go
Footpath along the reserve. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to September
About the reserve
The town is blessed with this beautiful place just a stone’s throw from the castle. Steep wooded slopes rise from the banks of the River Teme, leading to open grassland with glorious views across Ludlow to the Clee Hills.
Networked with footpaths and flights of stone steps, the Common is easy to explore, with numerous seats for walkers to rest and enjoy the views. Ludlow’s citizens and visitors alike have enjoyed its charms for hundreds of years. Its riverside promenade, the Bread Walk, was created in 1850, opening up the romantic scenery of rocky cliffs, lush ferns and a waterfall.
Directions On foot: join the Bread Walk either at Dinham Bridge or just past the Charlton Arms' car park entrance. By car: take the first right B road after the Charlton Arms, continuing to the top of the hill (½ mile), where there is ample roadside parking and spectacular views.