The longest open section of Route 44 is through the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire. This route travels along peaceful, scenic lanes with plenty of things to see and do along the way. The section of this route from Shrewsbury to Ludlow forms part of the Six Castles Cycleway (see map below).
There are six castles on or near the route. From north to south these are: Shrewsbury Castle, Bishop's Castle, Stokesay Castle, Ludlow Castle, Richard's Castle and Croft Castle.
The open section of National Cycle Network for this route finishes at Ludlow, but you can pick up a National Byway if you want to continue onto Leominster.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness. However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes. Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces. Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.