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Bishops Castle Walking Festival

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Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

in the Shropshire Hills

7 – 15 May 2016

Welcome to our seventeenth Walking Festival, held this year over nine days in May when the countryside is at its best.

Bishop’s Castle lies in wonderful unspoilt country, surrounded by the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With hundreds of miles of footpaths leading over high, open hilltops, and through narrow, winding valleys, tiny hamlets and the remains of ancient hill forts, it’s no wonder Bishop’s Castle has always attracted walkers. 

All our walks are led by experienced local volunteers and enquiries about specific walks can be made directly to the Walk Leaders who are glad to help. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for any other queries. Where a walk finishes in Bishop’s Castle or near a cafe or pub, there will be the option of tea and cakes or a pint.

Walks costs £2 per person per walk; under-sixteens are free.  ‘Walk Details’ show any other costs involved, like possible transport fees.  When transport is needed to the start of a walk, we have tried to use local busses or community transport.

We have five evening events planned this year and we hope many old friends and new walkers will join us.

Programme

Saturday 7 May:  Call in for a drink at the Castle Hotel to meet other walkers and leaders  between 6 and 7 pm.

Monday 9 May:  A Lot More to Offa! A free talk by Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail Officer Rob Dingle covering his role as Trail Officer, the Dyke and its management, King Offa, plus a journey in pictures along the whole Trail.  7.30pm in the Six Bells in Church Street.

Thursday 12 May:  Join  walk leaders and other walkers for real ale and good food at the Three Tuns Inn at 7pm.  Choose your own food, celebrate the walks and  congratulate Challenge Walkers who have already earned their certificates.  Book on 01588 630500.

Friday 13 May:  Amnesty & Macmillan Charity Concert: ‘What Can Possibly Go Wrong?’ at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall at 7pm with the Men from Off, Val Littlehales and acoustic singer-songwriters Daylevel.  This concert will sell out quickly so early booking is essential.  Full details and booking 01588 630023.

Saturday 14 May:  6.30 pm Brewery Tour (30 – 40 minutes) at the Six Bells at the bottom of Church Street followed by their famous fish and chips and a friendly pub evening.  £8.  Book on 01588 630446.

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Event Properties

Event date: 07-05-2016
Event End Date: 15-05-2016
Location Bishops Castle
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