The Ridgeway

on 16 May 2019.

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Originally part of the Icknield Way which ran from Norfolk to Wiltshire, the Ridgeway is Britain’s oldest road and was extended in 1972 and designated as a National Trail.

The ancient track way has been used for over 5,000 years, initially as a trading route across high ground connecting the Wash in East Anglia to the Dorset coast. And what better place to meet it than at Overton Hill a short drive west from Marlborough and close to the Bronze age stone circle at Avebury.

The internet is of course awash with information about the Ridgeway with plenty of walks to be easily found. A selection are included below for your convenience. Perhaps Overton Hill to Ogbourne StGeorge at around 9 miles would be a great way to enjoy the area along this historic route.

If you want a local view however it might be worth popping in to see Alex at the Hungerford Bookshop who has written several books on local walks and is bound to point you in an interesting direction.

Ridgeway mapChiltern Society 

National Trails 

Avebury to Ogbourne StGeroge, Rambling Man 

Baby Routes 

 

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