Day two of the Shropshire Way starts off in Bishop’s Castle and heads for Offa’s Dyke and the Welsh...
Linear walk along the historic Kerry Ridgeway.
Distance: 23 Kms
Ascent: 250 metres
Time: 6 hours
Start and Finish: B4355, Kerry, Newtown SY16 4AY to Bishop's Castle
Facilities: No convenient facilities.
Hazards: Linear Route needing planning
Parking: Small car park ar beginning.
Parking Post Code for Sat Nav: SY16 4AY
Walk the Historic Kerry Ridgeway
The Kerry Ridgeway, even if I’m still convinced I went to school with someone of the same name, is a linear bridlway that keeps high on the green ridges of the Mid Wales hills. It starts at Cider Ho, a name which hasn’t have lost an exclamation mark rather than just being an abbreviation for house, which is just south of Newtown. It continues for a distance of 24km with only a height gain of a couple of hundred metres, as far as Bishop’s Castle.
The route’s largely on very good tracks, green bridleways and some metalled tracks, making it suitable for a mountain bike.
While it doesn’t directly pass over the summits of Bryn Coch and Cilfaesty Hill, they’re only a short detour from the start.
Click here to view the full description and download a printable route guide and map. You’ll need to scroll down the page to download the pdf file.Tags: Marches