There aren’t too many walks that mean you can end the day without blisters and still claim to have walked in two different countries, but The Kerry Ridgeway is the exception. This ancient, leafy trail covers 15 miles, starting in the picturesque village of Kerry and crossing the border to Shropshire. The route ends in Bishop’s Castle and was once walked by drovers taking cattle to the markets across the border, and it makes its way through heather-clad moors and sun-dappled woodland.
The Kerry Ridgeway welcomes walkers, cyclists and horses so it’s a popular walkway, and its views makes it one of the most striking trails in Wales. It may sound like a sweeping claim but trust us, with the welsh valleys and mountains rising high on one side and the Shropshire Hills on the other this route was in the front of the queue when they handed out scenery. In fact, walk it on a clear day and the views can stretch for more than 70 miles.
The walk ends in Bishop’s Castle which is packed with friendly real ale pubs that make welcoming sights after the amble across the border, so many stop in England for lunch before heading back to Wales after.