The Ridgeway

The Ridgeway

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The Ridgeway path is an officially designated 85 mile national trail for walkers along the Wessex downs and Chiltern Hills. Running from near Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, the path for much of its route follows ancient trackways that formed a major highway long before the Romans came to Britain. The route is described twice, firstly from Avebury to Ivinghoe, and then in the opposite direction Ivinghoe to Avebury, so that the description is easy to follow whether you walk eastwards of westwards, or whether you choose to walk the whole path or just a section of it, for a week, for a day or just for an hour. This guide also includes chapters on the natural history of the Ridgeway, and the archaeology.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 162.1 x 178.8 x 5.3mm | 117.94g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • maps
  • 0747805342
  • 9780747805342

Table of contents

Walking the Ridgeway: west to east by Vera Burden; Walking the Ridgeway: east to west by Howard Clarke; The archaeology of the Ridgeway by James Dyer; The natural history of the Ridgeway by A. C. Fraser; Towns and Villages near the Ridgeway by Stuart Harrison; Public transport.
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