Towering hillsides on Offa's Dyke Path

Bishop's Castle Walking Festival 16th to 20th May 2018

20 May 2018

Walking event

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival in the Shropshire Hills  – the friendliest of walking festivals

16 – 20 May 2018

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.

Our 19th annual Walking Festival will be held over five days in May, when the countryside is at its best.  The area is a walker’s paradise, with local footpaths leading over open hilltops, through winding valleys, tiny hamlets, country lanes and sometimes the remains of ancient hill forts. There are many amazing views.

Friendly and relaxed, our guided walks are led by experienced local volunteers.  Some walks have a theme, 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. Walk Leaders are happy to answer any queries about their walks, so please don’t hesitate to contact them. For any other enquiries, contact us: .

Walks, apart from two ‘specials’, cost £3 per person per walk; under sixteens are free, though must be accompanied by an adult.  Our Walk Details show any other costs involved, like possible transport fees.  Where transport is needed to the start of the walk, we have tried to use community transport or, where possible, car-share.  (Please see note in the Small Print about car-sharing.) Where walks finish in Bishop’s Castle or near a café or pub, there will be the option of tea and cakes or a pint.

We have five evening events planned, good accommodation, pubs and cafés and a very interesting little town to explore.

Accommodation providers in and around Bishop’s Castle:


Organiser Details:
Bishops Castle Walking Festival

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Bishop's Castle, Bishops Castle SY9, UK

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