The Ludlow Magnalonga Walk, Ludlow, Shropshire (August)

Magnalonga is an annual mouthwatering walk for foodies in the beautiful Shropshire countryside. It’s held as part of the early programme of activities leading up to Ludlow Food Festival in September.

Walkers enjoying a tasting stop of the Magnalonga in Ludlow

Heaven on a plate for Foodie Walkers. The Magnalonga is the perfect ode to British summer time, to the fields and flowers of the countryside and to the delicious produce of Shropshire. Don’t miss.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Walk in the Shropshire countryside
  • Enjoy tasting stops on the walk
  • Taste local food and drink
  • Part of the Ludlow Food Festival

Join Fellow Foodies On The Magnalonga

This popular walk for foodies has its origins in Italy. It’s based on a similar and very successful event organised by wine-makers in Ludlow’s twin town of San Pietro in Cariano, near Verona – the home of delicious Valpolicella.

Follow a True Tasting Trail

The annual Magnalonga walk, which has been running for over 13 years now, starts and finishes in Ludlow and generally is around 8 miles in length. The aim is to walk at a relatively leisurely pace enjoying the unspoilt countryside of the Shropshire Marches with its fine views and stopping along the way to taste delicious local produce from the area.

Savour Shropshire’s Finest Produce

At each stop, you can enjoy a course of a meal washed down with local real ale or traditional local perry or cider. Previous year’s menus have included dishes such as pork, cider and apple pie, Italian hunter’s chicken stew with beer from the Ludlow Brewery, a selection of local cheeses served with Welsh cakes and an apple and cinnamon strudel dessert served with a cider liqueur from the Ludlow Distillery.


  • Tickets go on sale in June and sell out so book early to avoid disappointment
  • The Magnalonga is organised entirely by volunteers so why not join them and help out on the day?
  • Come back in September for the Ludlow Food Festival, one of the most popular festivals for foodies in Britain
  • Don’t miss visiting The Ludlow Food Centre to shop for local Shropshire produce


The Inn at Grinshill Shropshire

The Inn at Grinshill

Grinshill, Shropshire

Near Shrewsbury, The Inn At Grinshill is surrounded by beautiful Shropshire countryside.

Rooms from £53 a night.

Drapers Hall Restaurant With Rooms Shrewsbury

Draper’s Hall

Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Drapers Hall offers 5-star, luxury rooms and a contemporary restaurant in Shrewsbury.

Rooms from £95 a night.

Old Downton Lodge Ludlow Shropshire

Old Downton Lodge

Near Ludlow, Shropshire

Set in an 18th-century farmhouse with views across the Shropshire countryside.

Rooms from £125 a night.


Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks expert dog friendly days out Shropshire

I’m very welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Mr Hendricks



Details of the starting location are emailed to you when you sign up for the Magnalonga Walk.



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