Bishop's Castle Challenge Walk Saturday 16th August 2014
A new challenge walk of 24, 13 or 11 miles, set in glorious Shropshire Hills and border countryside, with breathtaking views on a clear day. The walk is to raise money for Bishop’s Castle Town Hall Target 250 Appeal.
Part one - The Hilly Hike
(13 miles and 2500 feet 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 connues to Tankerville and then climbs steadily up towards the rocky outcrops of the Sperstones, 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.
Start: Bishop’s Castle Town Hall where tea and coffee will be available (donaons welcome). Bus to / from Shelve.
Planned stops & checkpoints
6 Miles - Roundton – Snacks and Refreshments.
13 Miles (Start part 2) - Shelve – Sandwiches, Snacks and Refreshments.
20 Miles (7 miles part 2) - Linley - Refreshments.
24 Miles -Town Hall - Local beer, tea, coffee & cake.
Saturday 16th August 2014
24, 13 or 11 miles through
stunning, unspoilt landscape
on the Shropshire/Welsh border
Entrance Fee and Age Restricons
24 miles £15 adults; 14-16years* £5
13 or 11 mile route £12 adults; 11-16 years* £5 *under 17s must be accompanied by an adult over 18
Not suitable for younger children
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All Proceeds to Bishop’s Castle Town Hall