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This long-distance walk follows the ancient track of The Ridgeway – often described as Britain’s oldest road – through the North Wessex Downs and the Chilterns.
Running from West Kennett in the south to Ivinghoe Beacon in the north, The Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes of downland, secluded valleys Read more ...
and woodlands on a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.
You’ll be treated to wide-reaching views over rolling hills and pass many important archaeological monuments, including the world-famous Uffington White Horse and Avebury standing stones.
The Ridgeway can be walked quite comfortably in six days, so it’s a great adventure to pack into a week, and passes through or close to many pretty villages and small towns that are perfect for overnight accommodation or refreshment stops.
This route was voted 46th in a 2017 ITV poll to find Britain’s Favourite Walk.
TOG VERDICT: A wonderful multi-day route along Britain’s oldest road, with ancient landscapes and historical landmarks almost every step of the way.