MONTGOMERY WALKING FESTIVAL 2024
Sat Sept 28th / Sun Sept 29th

Eight Fabulous, Montgomery based walks with spectacular views of surrounding hillsides, Montgomery Vale and the River Severn valley

Long and Short Festival walks available, designed to suit all walker abilities - from occasional stroller to seasoned Hill walkers.

Montgomery Vale view

SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

Choose from a range of 4 locally based walks ranging from a strenuous 20 miles ‘CHALLENGE WALK’ for the more experienced walker, a more moderate 11 miles ‘HILLS AND VALES’  walk, a 9 miles ‘SEVERN VALLEY – ABERMULE’ walk, and a 4.5 miles, ‘EXPLORING MONTGOMERY VIEWS’ Panoramic walk around nearby beautiful Montgomery  countryside.

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Featuring 4 walks – a Strenuous 15 mile ‘BEAUTIFUL SHROPSHIRE AND WELSH COUNTRYSIDE’ walk, a scenic 9 mile ‘CEFN-Y-COED HILLS’ walk,  a 7 miles ”MONTGOMERY CIRCULAR’ walk, and finally an easy 2 miles ‘MONTGOMERY HERITAGE WALK’ taking in the local historical buildings and history of our wonderful town.

SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER 2024 WALKS

CHALLENGE WALK

20 miles, Strenuous going.

Start 07:30 at Maldwyn Way car park – taking Service bus out to Kerry.

Hilly terrain but no scrambling involved

We take the service bus  out to Kerry and walk back to Montgomery via the spectacular Kerry Ridgeway with fabulous Panoramic hilltop views.  A challenging distance and Hilly terrain walk (without scrambling) rewarded with glorious, changing views all the way back to Montgomery  with its cafes and bars ready to welcome you ‘home’.  This walk features a different route to previous years and provides stupendous views from the Kerry Ridgeway and the surrounding hills.

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SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

HILLS AND VALES

11 miles, Moderate going.

Start 10:00 at Maldwyn Way car park – taking Service Bus out to Churchstoke

Arriving at Montgomery’s Maldwyn Way car park you can look Eastward and see the pointed top of Corndon Hill and associated hills. We then take a short service bus ride out to Churchstoke, located next to those hills, and climb to the top of ‘Todleth Hill’ for captivating, Panoramic views. Here you can take in views of the Kerry Ridgeway to your left, out to Montgomery (across Montgomery Vale) with distant Snowdonia Mountains beyond. The view then continues across to far off Berwyn hills to your right.  The walk then proceeds across lower Corndon Hill, crossing the Camlad river, and back to Montgomery through scenic Montgomery Vale.   Montgomery cafe’s and bars will give you a warm welcome on your return. 

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SEVERN VALLEY - ABERMULE

9 miles, Moderate going.

Start 09:15 at Maldwyn Way car park – taking service bus out to Abermule

Within a few miles of Montgomery there are 6 rivers – all merging into the river Severn along its path. The river ‘Mule’ meets the river Severn here in Abermule village located in the Severn valley.  Our route back to Montgomery features newly opened walks, taking in part of the Montgomery Canal and giving wonderful views of the Severn valley countryside.  Montgomery Castle and Town were both located nearby to protect the Severn river crossings along this historically important ‘Marches’ region.  

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SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

SATURDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

EXPLORING MONTGOMERY VIEWS

4.5 miles, Moderate going hill walk.

Start 10:30 at Maldwyn Way car park

Explore wonderful, Panoramic views on this circular walk up our highest local ‘Town Hill’, fields and pastures then back through our fabulous Montgomery countryside.

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SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER 2024 WALKS

BEAUTIFUL SHROPSHIRE AND WELSH COUNTRYSIDE

15 miles,  Strenuous/Moderate going.

Start 10:00 at Maldwyn Way car park

An exhilarating, circular walk up and over the hills below Corndon. Traverse a Dingle carved out by glacial meltwater and experience wonderful views back towards Montgomery. Very varied scenery all along the route.

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SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

CEFN-Y-COED HILLS

9 miles, Moderate going.

Start 10:30 at Maldwyn Way car park.

We usually include a lovely walk over the sheep pasture hills of Cefn-y-Coed just to the west of Montgomery. It will be as glorious as ever and a firm favourite.

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MONTGOMERY CIRCULAR

7 miles, Moderate going.

Start 10:45 at Maldwyn Way car park 

Explore some little known footpaths relatively close to Montgomery with glorious views of the surrounding hills.

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SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

SUNDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

MONTGOMERY HERITAGE WALK

2 miles, Easy going.

Start 11:00 at Maldwyn Way car park.

Undertake the Montgomery Heritage Walk, alongside a very knowledgeable guide, filling in the historical context and details along the way.

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Dedicated to the memory of our wonderful colleague Jill Kibble..

This year’s Montgomery Walking Festival has had to be organised without the incredible leadership of Jill Kibble who sadly passed away last November after a very brave fight with a cruel cancer. She so enjoyed organising many events especially if they gave free access to the beautiful countryside around Montgomery. She is so sorely missed and we dedicate this year’s Montgomery Walking Festival to her memory.

WALK BOOKING FORM 2024

Note:  Unfortunately Dogs are not allowed on our routes as walks cross through farm land and around farm houses.  Please also respect the Walkers Code