Welcome to the CMFA website
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.
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.
Upper Forge Bridge at Mawley.
Shropshire Council have closed the Footbridge over the River Rea at Upper forge. Due the high water levels, the bridge has been damaged. The abutment on the Mawley side is cracked and is potentially dangerous. This bridge is the responsibility of the Council not Mawley Hall. We have impressed on the council how important this bridge is to local walkers. The official notice is next to this note.
It is such a shame as the improvements to footpaths on the Mawley Estate have made it a delight to walk there. There are still two ways to get to the Estate so a circular walk can still be made. One is off the A4117 near Castle Toot and the other along Bayton Lane via Lower Forge. A circular walk can still be achieved through the Mawley Estate. Follow our Walk 3 to the east side of the bridge at point 8 then continue along the bridleway to the A4117 near Castle Toot(as shown on our walk 6)..
Note: Only the short version of Walk 6 can be achieved.
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 (September) can be read here