Humphrey Kynaston Way

A long distance walk of 46 miles in Shropshire, visiting places linked to Humphrey Kynaston, the notorious highwayman who was also known as the Robin Hood of Shropshire. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Church Stretton
Grid Ref: SO450942
Distance: 46 miles (74 km)
Climbing: 1,122 metres
Walk time: 18-23 hours
Days: 3-4

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Humphrey Kynaston, a notorious highwayman was born to nobility and nicknamed 'Wild' Humphrey. After being outlawed he moved to a cave and was affectionately known to local folk as the Robin Hood of Shropshire. The Humphrey Kynaston Way, created in 2014 is a long distance bridleway which is also open to walkers. It connects the Shropshire towns of Church Stretton and Grinsford, visiting a host of towns, villages, well known trails and scenic spots on the route. These include the Jack Mytton Way, Shropshire Way, Betchcott Hills, Picklescott, Church Pulverbatch, Wretnall, Oaks, Pontesford (Pontesbury), Hinton, Ford, Preston Montford, Montford Bridge, Montford, Ensdon, Shrawardine, Felton Butler, Nesscliffe, Valeswood, Little Ness, Adcote, Yeaton, Baschurch, Old Woods, Merrington, Webscott, Harmer Hill and Sansaw Heath.

Useful Links:
Humphrey Kynaston Way Guide and Map
Long Distance Walkers Association

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