Welcome to the Orleton Village website
St George's Church
The Boot Inn
We're looking for people involved in the village to help keep some of this web site
up to date. If you run a club or have something to do with the village, email Ryan and we'll see if we can set you up.
Updates: The craft fair
gallery is now online, along with a gallery of images from a recent
wedding at the village hall.
The village of Orleton is located midway between the historic market towns of Ludlow
and Leominster, both some 5 miles away and is surrounded by beautiful Herefordshire
countryside with a pretty brook meandering through. It is a thriving, vibrant community
with a Shop/Post Office, a
Primary School, two pubs, a Doctor’s Surgery and a very well equipped
Village Hall which is home to a variety of clubs and societies including
a Youth Club, OGGLE (an amateur dramatic group),
LightsDown Theatre School (a performing arts group for young people), Evergreens
(for older residents of the village), Table Tennis Club,
Gardening Club and many more. There is a children’s playground beside the
Village Hall making it an excellent venue
for children’s parties.
The lovely 13th Century, Norman, St George’s Church is situated at the other end
of the village and the churchyard provides a tranquil oasis from which to view the
beautiful surrounding countryside.
The village has excellent public transport links, via the 492 bus to Ludlow, Leominster
and Hereford and is close to the Mortimer Trail which runs through nearby Mortimer
Forest attracting walkers and cyclists to the area. Tourists are catered for with
a number of B&B, holiday cottages and caravan parks situated within and around
The Village Fete is held annually in June on the Recreation Ground (The Rec) adjacent
to the Village Hall and there are a variety
of other events held within the village which regularly bring different parts of
the community together, from pub quizzes at The Boot to the annual Christmas Dinner
for Evergreens at the Village Hall. There
are both adult and junior football teams who regularly train and play on the Rec.
Orleton combines the charm of a traditional English village with the facilities
a modern community needs. Agriculture and tourism are the predominant local industries
but for a small village there are a lot of entrepreneurs, businesses and artistic
people to be found. See the Business Directory for more details.