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The Kerry Ridgeway

This ancient path is 15 miles long, journeying from Cider House Farm in Wales to Bishop’s Castle in England. It holds a long tradition as a trade and drovers’ route from Wales to the lowland English markets. The route follows a ridge top overlooking Wales on the one side and England on the other. It never dips below 1000 ft above sea level, resulting in remarkable views in all directions, up to 70 miles on a clear day to Cader Idris on the Welsh coast. Making this a fantastic cycle route, during a cycle tour of the Welsh borders.

Last used regularly by cattle and sheep drovers some 150 years ago, the ancient highway follows heather moors, cool woodlands and breezy bilberry-rich heaths. The Kerry Ridgeway's origins are lost in the mists of time but it certainly is older than the Iron Age and Dark Ages earthworks, which run across its route. Nearby are Bronze Age burials and a stone circle, all constructed on the high sandstone ridge between the Severn Valley and the upper reaches of the River Teme. The track ends at Bishop’s Castle’s welcoming real ale pubs, including The Three Tuns and the Six Bells Inn.

Here are two holidays that take you along the Kerry Ridgeway... you can start any day you like. The price of your cycling holiday Includes: all accommodation, brilliant routes, luggage transported, quality bikes and equipment and our award winning service.