Tread the Kerry Ridgeway Ancient Drovers Route

Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Explore the Kerry Ridgeway by foot, bicycle or on horseback and follow in the footsteps of the drovers of yesteryear.

The 15 miles of the Kerry Ridgeway stretches from Kerry, Powys, to the market town of Bishop’s Castle, over the border in Shropshire. It has a long tradition as a drovers’ route from farms in Wales to the livestock markets in England. Which ever way you choose to travel along this ridge top route there’ll be stunning views – with the mountains and valleys of mid Wales on one side and the Shropshire Hills on the other – as the track never dips below 1000 feet above sea level.

In fact, on a clear day you’ll be able to see up to 70 miles. On your way you will pass through a variety of landscapes, from heather moors and woodlands to bilberry rich heath. At the end of your journey reward your effort by visiting one of Bishop’s Castle’s welcoming real ale pubs, including The Castle Hotel and the Six Bells Inn.

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View of the Welsh hills near Bishop's CastleView of the Welsh hills near Bishop's Castle © Shropshire Council
The Castle Hotel in Bishop's CastleCastle Hotel © Castle Hotel
Enjoy a pint of Shropshire aleShropshire ale © Shropshire Tourism

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