- From - to: Shrewsbury to Ludlow
- Distance: 52 miles
- Terrain: Quiet lanes
- Access: Shrewsbury, Craven Arms, Ludlow Rail stations
- National Cycle Network: National Routes 44 and 81
This route lets you experience South Shropshire’s historic castles and the beautiful countryside surrounding them, much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Visit the historic towns of Shrewsbury, Bishop’s Castle, Craven Arms and Ludlow - renowned for traditional shops, lively street markets, art and craft galleries and spectacular storybook castles.
The Shropshire Castles Cycleway is a challenging hilly 52 mile route. The easier section, which is suitable for families and less experienced cyclists, is between Craven Arms and Ludlow.
The four castles on or near the route are (in geographical order from north to south): Shrewsbury Castle, Bishop's Castle, Stokesay Castle and Ludlow Castle.
Things to See and Do
This area map shows the National Cycle Network and local routes in this area.
Enjoy the beautiful countryside and experience the historic castles as you cycle through the peaceful, scenic lanes of South Shropshire.