Ludlow Magnalonga

The Magnalonga
food and drink walk

The walk (it's leisurely and fun, not a race!) takes you up and down footpaths, tracks and quiet lanes through unspoilt countryside with fine views all around.

There may well be stiles, steep hills and rough tracks to navigate! And each year we explore a different route around Ludlow and the wonderful surrounding countryside.

During your journey, you make several stops for refreshment. At each, you will enjoy part of a meal based mostly on the local produce of Ludlow and across the Welsh Marches. Your food will be washed down with local real ale, or traditional local perry or cider, or other drink with a local connection. You will also be given some local bottled water, which we encourage you to refill along the way.

The Ludlow Magnalonga, now in its nineteenth year, is based on a similar and very successful event organised by our winemaking friends in Ludlow's twin town of San Pietro in Cariano, near Verona in Italy - the home of Valpolicella.  It is organised and run by the Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival Team.


As always, well-behaved dogs are welcome on the Magnalonga but we ask that they be kept on a short lead at all times, and that you pick up after them.

There may be stiles and gates along the route, not all of which are easily accessible for larger dogs. There are also some narrow pathways. Please keep this in mind if you are planning to bring your dog.

Start & Finish Times



A chef doing a demonstration

13th, 14th & 15th
September 2024

Inside Ludlow Castle: with local food & drink producers, talks & demos, Live Fire Stage, trails and kids’ activities.

A singer at ludlow spring festival

10th, 11th & 12th
May 2024

Inside Ludlow Castle: with real ales, live music, comedy, classic vehicles over the weekend. That's not forgetting local food and drink producers to discover!

Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 11th
August 2024

A food and drink walk of approximately 8 miles adapted from our Italian twin town. A unique experience for food lovers and those wanting to explore the Ludlow landscape.