The Kerry Ridgeway, Newtown, Montgomeryshire
 
The Ring, Newtown, Mongomeryshire
Newtown, Montgomeryshire

The start of the Kerry Ridgeway path (the two obvious tracks) from the little free car park with the blue car on the right. The Kerry Ridgeway is one of the oldest paths in Wales dating, probably, from the time of the Bronze Age.

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The Kerry Ridgeway, Newtown, Mongomeryshire
Newtown, Montgomeryshire

Beginning the easy climb up the Kerry Ridgeway and the views are beginning to become obvious. The length of this path is about 15 miles through some beautiful scenery but, of course, you don't have to go all the way (We didn't).

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The Cross Dyke, Kerry Ridgeway, Newtown, Mongomeryshire
Newtown, Montgomeryshire

This path is crossed by a Cross Dyke (what else?) and this shows that dyke with the ditch and two banks running downhill.

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The Cross Dyke looking uphill, Newtown, Mongomeryshire
Newtown, Montgomeryshire

If we now turn 180 degrees the Cross Dyke continues uphill. The Cross Dyke marks an ancient boundary long since forgotten but, rather like Offa's Dyke, they took a lot of trouble and effort to build it and nearby are the Two Tumps which are Bronze Age burial mounds.

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Viewpoint, Kerry Ridgeway, Newtown, Mongomeryshire
Newtown, Montgomeryshire

We found this viewing point, it's easy to spot, which has information, hill names etc., so that you can identify what you can see around you.

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the view, Kerry Ridgeway, Newtown, Mongomeryshire
Newtown, Montgomeryshire

The views from up here were excellent. This old Drovers Road was last used 150 years ago running from Cider House Farm, near the village of Kerry to Bishop's Castle in England and never dips below 1000 feet above sea level.

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