Bishop’s Castle Town Tours.
There are enjoyable and informative guided tours of the town from May to September hosted by local people. The tours, on Tuesday and Saturday evenings at 6.30 p.m., start and finish at the lych gate of St. John’s Church at the bottom of town.
The cost is £3 per adult, children free.
Book at the Town Hall 01588 630023 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tours for groups can be organised at any time of year by the Town Hall staff.
BISHOP’S CASTLE ROUND & ABOUT WALKS, May 6 Based at the Town Hall.
Ramble – 22.5 miles This beautiful walk rambles over the rolling Shropshire hills from and back to Bishops Castle, via Offa’s Dyke, the Shropshire Way, the Walcot Estate and Bury Ditches, with a welcome hot vegetarian lunch provided at Clun. Scramble – 13 miles This hill walk leaves Bishops Castle, to climb up to Offa’s Dyke from Mainstone, then enjoying views along the Cefns before dropping down past its castle to Clun, for lunch and transport back to Bishops Castle. Amble – 9.5 miles Transport is provided to Clun for lunch, before an undulating stroll to Bury Ditches, then through the normally private Walcot Estate, and Oakley Mynd, to Bishops Castle. The Route The route crosses quite remote countryside, some of which is not normally open to the public. It is, however, particularly safe in that it provides clear signage, written instructions and helpful marshals. www.bloodwise.org.uk/round-and-about
BISHOP’S CASTLE WALKING FESTIVAL May 13 – 17, 2017 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 18th annual Walking Festival will be held over five days in May, when the countryside is at its best. Our guided walks are led by experienced local volunteers and offer a great choice of walk length and terrain. A walker’s paradise, local footpaths lead over open hilltops, through winding valleys, tiny hamlets, country lanes and sometimes the remains of ancient hill forts. The views are pretty impressive too!
Our walks are informal and friendly, often ending in a café or pub. We have five evening events planned, a good range of accommodation, two breweries, pubs and cafés and a very interesting little town to explore. www.walkingfestival.co.uk
BISHOP’S CASTLE CHALLENGE WALK – August 19th 2017
This 24 mile walk is a fund raiser for the 18th century Town Hall and takes a route west and north of the town. Hills include the Roundton, Corndon and the Stiperstones, the views are amazing and nearly all the walk is off road. Registration opens at the end of February.
Go to the Bishop’s Castle & Clun Tourism website for full information about walking opportunities in the area.