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Route Summary:

Linear walk along the historic Kerry Ridgeway.

23.92 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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