Cleobury Mortimer Footpath Association

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CMFA maintains footpaths up to 5 miles around Cleobury Mortimer, clearing overgrown routes and putting in gates,stiles, fingerposts etc to make footpaths more accessible.

 We are part of a network of volunteer groups in Shropshire and are supported by the Council’s staff.          See Footpaths Work

     For more information about us, including how to  join  CMFA   see About Us.

Our members lead a range of group walks. These include:

Short Walking for Health walks for the little less able

Local Parish Walks of about 2 hours on Sunday mornings

Longer Social Walks away from Cleobury

We produce Walking Guides of a range of walks from 2 mile strolls up to our   Simon Evans Way.

Known problems on footpaths in the area: if you want to check out a route that you plan to walk or want to tell us about a problem you encountered, then please click on this link.

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When walking in the countryside, please follow the Countryside Code. This link will open an informative leaflet on the code itself and  gives plenty of information on the need for control of your dog,respecting the privacy of land owners and other matters.

Walkers Are Welcome

Cleobury Mortimer is a WAW town having been recognised nationally as a place for visitors to come to enjoy the outdoors, bringing at the same time benefits to the local economy.  Footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained in good condition, and visitors are assured of a warm welcome in the pubs, cafes, shops and accommodation that display the logo. For more information about WAW towns in Shropshire please click here

National WAW: www.walkersarewelcome.org.uk

Latest WAW newsletter can be read here


For a number of years, walkers have been confused as to their right to walk the driveway accessing The Glen Caravan Park. For the past 75 years, Cleobury residents can recall using this route for access to schools, work and recreation. A few years ago signs were erected stating that it was not a public right of way. Subsequent to a public inquiry held in April, the Planning Inspector has confirmed (subject to appeal) the legal order brought by Shropshire Council for the surfaced driveway to become a public footpath. This runs from from Catherton Rd to where it meets the footpath to Workhouse Bank.

The Planning Inspector also confirmed the legal order to extend this public footpath from the driveway through to the bridge before Cleanly Seat. However, the original path line was obstructed some years ago and is subject to negotiation between Shropshire Council and the Caravan Park as there is no accessible route at this time. This will replace the inaccessible public footpath (FP44R) erroneously shown to the north of the brook on official maps since 1965.

Please respect the residents privacy when walking through the caravan park by staying on the public footpaths. Excessive dog fouling has been reported along the drive, so please keep your dogs on a lead and clear up after them.

Food and Ale Trail 2018

Saturday September 1st

The Food and Ale trail is back for 2018! We have a new route (approx 7 miles) that will take us via Bransley to Hopton Wafers and returning via Broome Park Farm  to the Sports and Social Club. Great local food at 3 stops and at the finish, washed down by delicious Hobsons Beer or a soft drink.

Tickets at £15 and £10 for under 12’s are now on sale at www.cleoburycountry.com/food-and-ale-trail.

You can e mail us here if you have any questions