We are really sorry but we have to cancel this year’s Challenge Walk. Fewer than 20 people booked onto the walk and unfortunately we cannot in the time available get the footpaths across the Camlad Valley in Wales cleared of overgrowth.  We will of course refund entry fees.

We hope to make the Challenge Walk part of the Bishop’s Castle Walking festival in May/June 2023 where we will have more volunteers and an existing organisation.

This year’s walk was to be on Saturday & Sunday, August 20th & 21st. Participants can start on whatever day and time they want.

Bishop’s Castle Challenge Walk is a 24 mile hike with 4000ft. of ascent over stunningly beautiful uplands of the Shropshire & Powys  Hills.


The  hills and valleys of the Shropshire Hills



Walkers en-route



It will start and finish at Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, a Grade 11* listed 18th century building at the heart of this friendly, unspoilt, small border market town, a Walkers are Welcome town.


Bishop’s Castle is home to the oldest license brewery in the country, the Three Tuns Brewery, which is housed in a historic Victorian tower brewery. And the town also has the Six Bells Brewery!  Many of the six pubs are in the Good Beer Guide and festivals through the year celebrate the beer.

There are lots of other attractions in the area, good food, great music, individual shops and local arts and crafts. So it is worth staying that extra day or two to enjoy the town and area For accommodation, food & drink and things to do, go to www.bishopscastle.co.uk/tourism