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
n/aTraveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): SY16 4AY
Small car park ar beginning.
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Summits and Places on this Route
- Cilfaesty Hill (528 metres)
- The Across Wales Challenge Walk - 6.6km
- Newcastle on Clun Offa’s Dyke Walk - 13.5km
- Edge of the Kingdom Offa’s Dyke Walk - 18.0km
- The Trans Cambrian Way Day 3 - 19.2km
- Shropshire Way 3 Clun to Craven Arms - 19.4km
- Jack Mytton Way 6 from Clun to Llanfair Waterdine - 19.4km
- Bury Ditches Walk - 19.4km
- Walk the Clun Valley Hills - 19.4km
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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.
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