Ledbury to Ledbury

Ledbury Loop – South – 16 miles

Click to enlarge

This route starts at historic Ledbury, which is situated about 14 miles east of Hereford on the A438 , and heads out in an anti-clockwise loop south passing through mostly quiet lanes – although there are a couple of A roads to cross where care is required.

Ledbury is a historic and picturesque town, with plenty of shops and pubs along the High Street to carbo-load before heading off into the countryside. Or alternatively to stuff yourself with cakes and bacon butties after the ride!

Start the route from Ledbury Railway Station which is at the North end of the High Street. Come out of station and pick up the Town Trail which follows the edge of the railway embankment. Follow the trail as it crosses over Bye Street. Turn Right onto Little Marcle Road. Turn Left at the T junction and after a very short stretch, Straight On at the roundabout (signposted Little Marcle).

After a couple of miles, you come to the A4172 at Little Marcle. Turn Right (caution!) onto the A4172 then after a couple of hundred yards, turn Left down a road signposted Aylton and Putley. Follow this road until you come you a T junction – turn Left (signposted Much Markle). Follow this for a further 3 miles or so passing through the hamlet of Kynaston and Rushall (where road bears sharp left) towards village of Much Marcle.

At the T junction just before village, turn Left towards Much Marcle, passing across the
A449 (caution) and go through the village (pub in the village). Follow lane for just over a mile until you reach a T junction with the B4024. Turn Left (heading east towards Ledbury). After a mile you reach the B4125 (this stretch was part of the old Roman Road), go straight across (caution) – signposted Brooms Green.

Then go Left (signposted Leddington) and after approximately 2 miles turn Right at the T junction with the A449 – signposted Ledbury. Go Straight On at the roundabout and follow the Town Trail back to your start point.

Comments are closed.