Welcome to the CMFA website
Following the government advice to avoid all unnecessary social contact,we have sadly had to take the decision to cancel all Social and Parish Walks and Walking for Health and our workparties until further notice.
Your health, and the health of our volunteer walk leaders, must come first.
We thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time,
Keep safe everybody
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, 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.
Three of our leaflet walks are affected by this closure. Another leaflet is affected by a persistently obstructive landowner in Neen Savage. We have provided an alternative route for each of these. See our Walk Leaflets page for more information.
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 (March) can be read here