The Ridgeway

Often described as Britain’s oldest road, the Ridgeway follows ancient tracks and paths previously walked by herdsman and soldiers as long as 5000 years ago. Starting in Avebury, where you can visit the largest stone circle in Europe, you follow the path across the North Wessex Downs where you will see fantastic views over the rolling hills down to the south.

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updated on: April 26, 2019
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Hiking trail · Kennet

Avebury to Ogbourne St. George

April 26, 2019
easy
17.7 km
4:00 h
173 m
155 m
As their is no accommodations close to the official trail path your walk today starts in wonderful Avebury - home to the stunning Neolithic ...
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Kennet

Ogbourne St George to Woolstone

April 26, 2019
easy
20 km
4:30 h
223 m
178 m
Walk along another section of The Ridgeway where navigation is fairly straight forward.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Vale of White Horse

Woolstone to Letcombe Regis/Wantage

April 26, 2019
easy
15.1 km
3:30 h
88 m
208 m
Keep on the trail to Letcombe Regis/Wantage - This route avoids you walking along the very busy A338 road at the end of walk.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Vale of White Horse

Wantage/Letcombe Regis to Goring

April 26, 2019
moderate
29.4 km
6:30 h
218 m
269 m
Leaving Wantage/Letcombe Regis head back to the trail and walk onward into the wonderful town of Goring.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Vale of White Horse

Wantage to Goring (Alternative Route).

April 26, 2019
moderate
26.1 km
6:00 h
208 m
258 m
Leaving Wantage take an alternative route avoiding the A338. Once back on the path it's fairly easy going to the wonderful town of Goring.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · South Oxfordshire

Goring to Watlington

April 26, 2019
moderate
24.1 km
5:30 h
324 m
211 m
Walk alongside the parts of the River Thames today in this section of the Ridgeway path before heading into Watlington.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · South Oxfordshire

Watlington to Princes Riscorough

April 26, 2019
easy
18.5 km
4:00 h
152 m
147 m
Enjoy the pleasant sceneary in this easy walking section with a few scattered steep climbs.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Wycombe

Princes Riscorough to Tring (Aldbury)

April 26, 2019
moderate
22.9 km
5:00 h
404 m
396 m
A slightly tougher section with some steep ascents and descents.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure
April 26, 2019
easy
5.3 km
3:00 h
118 m
19 m
The final section of the Ridgway path climbs up to the Ivinghoe Beacon.
by Iain Douglas,   Macs Adventure