Woofferton is a village to the south of Ludlow
Ludlow is a market town in Shropshire, England close to the Welsh border and in the Welsh Marches. It lies within a bend of the River Teme, on its eastern bank, forming an area of and centred on a small hill. Atop this hill is the site of Ludlow Castle and the market place...

, Shropshire
Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. For Eurostat purposes, the county is a NUTS 3 region and is one of four counties or unitary districts that comprise the "Shropshire and Staffordshire" NUTS 2 region. It borders Wales to the west...

, England. It is one of Shropshire's most southerly villages and lies on the border with Herefordshire
Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county in the West Midlands region of England. For Eurostat purposes it is a NUTS 3 region and is one of three counties that comprise the "Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire" NUTS 2 region. It also forms a unitary district known as the...

. The public house there - the "Salwey Arms" - is the most southerly in the county. It is part of the civil parish of Richard's Castle.

Woofferton is at the crossroads of the A49
A49 road
The A49 is a major road in western England, which traverses the Welsh Marches region. It runs north from Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire via Hereford, Leominster, Ludlow, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch, then continues through central Cheshire to Warrington and Wigan before terminating at its junction with...

Leominster is a market town in Herefordshire, England, located approximately north of the city of Hereford and south of Ludlow, at...

 road (north-south), the A456 road
A456 road
The A456 is a main road in England running between Birmingham and Woofferton, Shropshire, south of Ludlow.-History:Much of the road is almost certainly medieval in origin...

 that strikes eastwards and the B4362 (westwards).

It is best known for the Woofferton transmitting station
Woofferton transmitting station
The Woofferton transmitting station is a shortwave broadcasting site at Woofferton, south of Ludlow, Shropshire, England.The station was originally built by the BBC during World War II to house additional shortwave broadcasting transmitters...

 and a Travelodge
Travelodge refers to several hotel chains around the world. Current operations include: the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand and Australia...


It was formerly served by the now-defunct Tenbury & Bewdley Railway. The larger Herefordshire village of Brimfield
Brimfield, Herefordshire
Brimfield is a village in Herefordshire, England. The village lies on the A49 road at the border with Shropshire. A nearby landmark is Titterstone Clee Hill....

is just over the border to the south.

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