Bishop’s Castle Challenge Walk – Saturday, August 19th 2017
A new challenge walk, started in 2014, of 24,13 or 11 miles, set in glorious Shropshire Hills and border countryside with breathtaking views on a clear day.
Part one – The Hilly Hike (*13 miles and 2500ft. of ascent/climbing).
Heading west to the hills above Bishop’s Castle to cross the border into Wales, then descending to the Camlad Valley. The Camlad is the only river that runs from England into Wales! Across the river and onwards and upwards to the peaks of Roundton and Corndon. Then across Stapeley Common via Mitchell’s Fold Stone Circle to Shelve.
Part Two – Homeward Bound (*11 Miles and 1500 feet of ascent / climbing)
The route continues to Tankerville and then climbs steadily up towards the rocky outcrops of the Stiperstones, avoiding the rocky high path to stay on fairly even ground to the southern end of this ridge. Joining the Shropshire Way, dipping steeply down and steeply back up to Linley Beeches, on to Lydham and a final push and climb back to Bishop’s Castle.
6 Miles – Roundton – Refreshments / Snacks
13 Miles (Start part 2) – Shelve – Lunch Stop – Sandwiches, Snacks and Refreshments
20 Miles (7 miles part 2 only) – Linley – Refreshments
24 Miles -Town Hall – Tea, Coffee & Cake. Local Ale will also be on sale.
*Please note, all distances are approximate and may be subject to alteration before the event.