Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

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Things To Do Category: Outdoor Activities, Tours and Trails, and Walking and Hiking

  • Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

    in the Shropshire hills

    Wednesday 15 – Sunday 19 May 2019

    ~ the friendliest of walking festivals


    Bishop’s Castle is a small market town surrounded by the wonderful Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near the Welsh border and off the beaten track. It is a welcoming place and a walker’s paradise.

    Our 21st walking festival will offer a choice of five walks every day, all beautiful, all guided by local people who know the area. Walk details will be available in January 2019.  Walks vary between 5 and 16 miles. They take walkers over wide open hilltops, through hidden valleys, tiny hamlets and past ancient hill forts. There are some amazing views.

    Our walks are friendly and informal.  Some have themes, such as Elsie’s Walk which follows a 1960s postwoman’s daily round up on the Stiperstones, or visiting places featured in Malcolm Saville’s Lone Pine books. Some walks look at remote communities of the past and at nature conservation today. Others are just in beautiful places away from the outside world! They often end in a café or pub and mostly cost £3 per person; under 16s are free but must be accompanied by an adult.

    We have five evening events planned, good accommodation, two breweries, six pubs, cafés and an interesting little town to explore.

    Join us at the friendliest of walking festivals:


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