Walking Route: Kerry Ridgeway and the Source of the Teme

From the car park (Grid Ref: SO 148862), take the gate opposite the car park entrance to follow the Kerry Ridgeway eastwards. Climb gently on a wide stone track.

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Nice and easy at the start of the route © Simon WhaleyTake the gate ahead to continue on the bridleway through open hillside, following a fence on the left. Pass through a gate (good views to the left) and cross over a ditch. When you reach a gate on the left, turn sharp right and cut back across the field (livestock), towards a gate in the fence.
Take this, join the track, and turn left. Follow the fence line on the left. The grassy track then drops between two fences. Pass through two gates, and then a farm on the left. Cross over a cattle grid to retain the wide stone track.

Drop to a junction of forest tracks. Ignore them and continue a head onto a narrower (and unmarked) path through the trees. This may be overgrown in places. Pass a waymarker on the right and continue dropping through the trees to reach the B4368 road.

Turn left along this briefly, then take the minor lane on the right sign to The Llethrau.

The lane drops, crosses over a stream, and then climbs again. Pass New Cwm Farm on the right and a property on the left and continue to follow the lane. Pass The Oaks on the left and follow the lane as it meanders between fields, then drops over another stream, before climbing again.

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There may be some lane walking on this route, but they’re quiet lanes! © Simon WhaleyAt a junction, turn right and follow this all the way to Medwaledd Farm.

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Some glorious views from this lane © Simon WhaleyRetain the lane as it bears left and passes between two barns. Take the cattle grid and continue along the narrow tarmac track. Cross a stream and then climb alongside a fence on the left.

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Look out for the Yurts sign too! © Simon WhaleyPass through a gate, and then fork right onto a stone track. Ignore the gates and tracks signed to yurts on the right and climb ahead picking up a fence on either side of the track. There’s a view of the wind farm on the left.

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Climb gently to a gate … © Simon WhaleyClimb to a gate, and continue through it into an open field with good views. This path begins to level.

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Pass some wind turbines on the left © Simon WhaleyPass wind turbines on the left. Take a gate near a ruined building and enter the open-access land of Panty Hill. Continue ahead on the track. There may be livestock about.

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Looking across the open access land of Panty Hill © Simon WhaleyWhere the track bears right to the gate, fork left onto a grassy track to continue ahead. Follow this grass track as it bears right and climbs Cilfaesty Hill, skirting to the right of the summit, then bears left, around the hill, dropping into a valley, to climb back out, this time around the left of Bryn Coch, dropping to a gate in a fence.

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Heather on Cilfaesty Hill © Simon Whaley(To visit the source of the Teme, turn left before using the gate and follow the fence line. The source is just after where the fence line turns left.)

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The source of the River Teme! © Simon WhaleyTake the gate, leaving the open access land, and follow the grassy path ahead to reach the Kerry Ridgeway. This is where the fabulous views open up as you approach the Kerry Ridgeway, which is this side of the fence.

Turn left here, briefly, to the Two Tumps viewpoint.

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The Two Tumps Viewpoint on the Kerry Ridgeway © Simon WhaleyReturn back to the junction then continue along the Kerry Ridgeway with its amazing views on the left-hand side overlooking the Severn Valley. Pass a pond on the left and then pass through a gate, keeping the fence on the left. Pass a conifer plantation on the left and then pass through another gate onto open hillside (livestock).

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There may be livestock on the Kerry Ridgeway! © Simon WhaleyThe path now picks up a fence line on the right. Take another gate and continue, pass through another gate, continue with good views, take another gate, and then continue ahead through another gate.

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Cow on the path! © Simon WhaleyIgnore the path on the left to Kerry signed some 5 km away, and continue ahead through a gate, and then two more gates to reach the road and return to the car park.

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Path junction with path signed to Kerry © Simon Whaley

Route Details:

Distance: 8 ½miles / 13.5km

Car parking: Free parking at Block Wood Natural Resources Wales, Ceri Forest, grid ref SO148862

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