3 Castles, 3 Breweries, 4 walks – extra details….

Here is confirmation of some and adding other details about the walking next week. We will have map references for meeting points by the time we get together on Tuesday.

Click here for full descriptions of the walks and here for the gigs


Meet at the Riverside pub in Aymestry from 11.30. The pub is now run by Andy. He will be open at 11.30 and is expecting us. Please call if you wish to order food – 01568-708-440.

He’s happy for a few cars to be left at the pub. There is a village car park nearby.

We will set off at 12.30, arriving at Ludlow Castle around 5pm then walking to the Brewery which is around 15 minutes walk away. They formally close at 5pm to the public but are expecting us so we can get a welcoming drink. Then the band have to sound check etc.

For the gig: doors 7.30, music 8.00pm


Meet at Ludlow Castle at 9.00am (where we finish on Tuesday). Bring a packed lunch. We will stop for lunch in front of Downton Castle but it’s not possible to get cars there. It’s around a 2 mile walk to the nearest road.

After lunch, around 1.15, we walk on and across the A4113 at Decoy Cottage which is a possible pickup point for anyone doing a half day walk. We expect to arrive at Stokesay Castle around 5pm. The castle is a good place to look around for anyone not walking or going to pick up walkers. We then get lifts to the Woods Brewery. They are expecting us and can take a group of 20-25 for a tour. After that, we will gather for a session in the Plough starting around 8pm.


Meet back at Stokesay Castle to start walking at 9.30. Again, please bring a packed lunch. The lunch stop is at the car park at Bury Ditches. We expect to arrive at the 3 Tuns around 4.30pm.

For the evening gig in their function room: doors 7.30, music 8.00pm.


This is the long walk! Meet at the 3 Tuns at 9.00am. Again, bring a packed lunch. After 19 miles, we expect to arrive in Presteigne around 5pm for a welcoming drink in The Dukes which is next to the assembly rooms for the gig.

Doors 7.30, music 8.00pm.

After the gig, we will return to The Dukes and everyone is welcome to join in a celebratory end-of-walk-and-gigs drink or three.

Any questions or problems, please call Tom on 07973 214 289 during the week of the walking.

Or email info@jj-rr.org

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