The River Lugg

Guide to the River Lugg (Afon Llugwy).
The River Lugg is popular for its excellent grayling fishing and its fighting-fit brown trout, especially in the upper reaches of the river. The lower river offers some good coarse fishing with species including barbel, carp and pike. The river is fast-flowing and around 45 miles long, it passes through some spectacular countryside making it a joy to fish.

The Path of the River Lugg

The source of the River Lugg is near the welsh village of Llangunllo (Knighton), Powys.

The river heads south southeast meandering its way through the parish village of Monaughty. It then heads in a more easterly direction passing near the villages of Pilleth and Whitton.

It then heads south for just over a mile before heading east again passing between the villages of Dolly Green and Discoed.

It continues in an easterly direction flowing along the northern outskirts of the town of Presteigne and south of the hamlet of Stapleton. It passes north of the villages of Combe and Coombes Moor before heading north passing the villages of Lower Kinsham, Kinsham and Upper Kinsham.

The River Lugg then takes an east northeast course until it reaches the northern edge of the village of Aymestrey, it then flows south past the eastern side of the village.

It winds its way south passing roughly 3/4 of a mile west of the village of Lucton, where it starts to head southeast passing about half a mile north of the parish village of Kingsland.

It carries on in a southeasterly direction passing south of the village of Eyton on towards Leominster.

The River Lugg splits off and forms the River Kenwater. The Lugg heads east across the top of Leominster, while the Kenwater enters Leominster from the west passing the northern edge of The Meadows and Oldfields Close with Osborne Place on the northern bank. The River Kenwater passes under the A44 and continues to the east side of Leominster, where it meets back up with the Lugg. The Lugg then takes a southerly route flowing down the eastern flank of the town.

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The river passes under the A44 before meandering its way further south to pass about 3/4 of a mile west of the village of Stoke Prior, where it meets its tributary the River Arrow.

Its course then takes it virtually parallel with the A49 passing east of Newton and Hope under Dinmore. The river then heads east for just over a mile, before turning south to pass west of the village of Bowley and east of the village of Bodenham.

At Bodenham the River Lugg starts to head west for about a mile and a half before heading south once again. It continues south passing the western flank of Walker's Green Village, until it reaches the east side of Moreton on Lugg.

It then heads east southeast until it reaches Sutton St Nicholas, where it once again heads south passing east of the village of Shelwick.

The flow then takes the Lugg east southeast towards the village of Lugwardine, where it passes the southern edge.

The river then heads south southeast for about 3 miles, passing the villages of Hampton Bishop and Mordiford, the River Lugg then arrives at its confluence with the River Wye.

Species of fish found in the River Lugg include:

Fishing Clubs & Societies with fishing rights on the River Lugg

River Lugg Counties & Tributaries

  • Flows through counties:
    • Powys
    • Herefordshire
  • Tributaries include:
    • River Arrow
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