The Challenge Walk

Bishop’s Castle Challenge Walk is a  24 mile hike with 4000 ft. of ascent over stunningly beautiful uplands of the Shropshire Hills.

This is a self-led walk and participants are responsible for themselves.  Timescales must be adhered to and it is essential that organisers are contacted if there are any problems. A mobile ‘phone number must be given by each participant or group of participants.

Stone at Michells Fold by Emily Baker
Stone at Michells Fold by Emily Baker

The inaugural walk was in 2014.  This year it will be on Saturday, August 19th and again start and finish  at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, a Grade 11* listed 18th century building at the heart of this unspoilt, small border market town. The hall  re-opened  in  June 2014 after a major refurbishment. and is now being managed by a new charity, Bishop’s Castle Town Hall Trust.  Tea & coffee, cake, nibbles and local beer will be available in the hall at the finish.

Half walks of 11 and 13 miles are being offered with bus transport in between. Lunch will be provided at Shelve and refreshments  during the walk.

Bishop’s Castle is home to the oldest license brewery in the  country, The Three Tuns, which is housed in a historic Victorian tower brewery. And the town also has the Six Bells Brewery! Many of the six pubs are in the Good Beer Guide and festivals through the year celebrate the beer.

The 2017 Challenge Walk is sponsored by:

Andrew Pugh Butchers, Bishop’s Castle
Spar, Bishop’s Castle – Spar Blakemore Retail
Co-op, Bishop’s Castle
The Three Tuns Brewery, Bishop’s Castle

There are lots of other attractions in the area, good food, great music, individual shops and local arts and crafts. So it is worth staying that extra day or two to enjoy the town and area