Walk the Historic Kerry Ridgeway

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Route Summary:

Linear walk along the historic Kerry Ridgeway.

23.9 km 151 m 6 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: B4355, Kerry, Newtown SY16 4AY to Bishop's Castle


No convenient facilities.


Linear Route needing planning

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

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Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): SY16 4AY

Small car park ar beginning.

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Walk the Historic Kerry Ridgeway Details

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 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.

The Route

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© Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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