Teme Valley Trail – Cleobury Mortimer
WALK THE LAND OF THE MORTIMER LORDS AND EXPLORE THE VALLEY OF THE RIVER REA
Cleobury is classed as the smallest town in Shropshire with a population of just over 3,000. Once the domain of the Mortimer Lords Cleobury played an important role as a border town. Famous for its St Mary’s church with a twisted spire and a beer by the same name of the town produced by local sustainable brewer Hobsons. Local postman, writer and broadcaster Simon Evans lived in Cleobury during the 1930’s writing many books on the area. His legacy continues to this day with a walk named after him ‘The Simon Evans Way’.
The town has the picturesque river rea running along its western periphery through a deep valley. This walk criss-crosses the river over small footbridges. The river is known for its abundance of wildlife today (it had once been very industrial with many mills). The multi-coloured Kingfisher is sometimes seen along its verdant banks.
Walk Start Location
Approximate Postcode: DY14 8PA
Grid Reference: SO 67122 75724