The Ridgeway: British Walking Guide: Planning, Places To Stay, Places To Eat; Includes 53 Large-scale Walking Maps by Nick HillThe Ridgeway: British Walking Guide: Planning, Places To Stay, Places To Eat; Includes 53 Large-scale Walking Maps by Nick Hill

The Ridgeway: British Walking Guide: Planning, Places To Stay, Places To Eat; Includes 53 Large…

byNick Hill, Henry Stedman

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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The Ridgeway begins near Avebury and runs 87 miles across the high chalk downs of Wiltshire, into the Thames Valley and on to the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, finishing at Ivinghoe Beacon near Aylesbury. This is the oldest road in Britain, some of it dating from prehistoric times. It's a popular six-day walk. ·        5 town plans and 53 large-scale walking maps - at just under 1:20,000 - showing route times, places to stay, places to eat, points of interest and much more. These are not general-purpose maps but fully-edited maps drawn by walkers for walkers.·        8 overview maps and 2 planning maps. ·        Itineraries for all walkers - whether walking the route in its entirety over one to two weeks or sampling the highlights on day walks and short breaks·         ·        Practical information for all budgets - camping, bunkhouses, hostels, B&Bs, pubs and hotels; Avebury through to Ivinghoe Beacon - where to stay, where to eat, what to see, plus detailed street plans·         ·        Comprehensive public transport information - for all access points on the Ridgeway·         ·        Flora and fauna - four page full color flower guide, plus an illustrated section on local wildlife·         ·        Green hiking - understanding the local environment and minimizing our impact on it·        Downloadable GPS waypoints
Nick Hill lives in Devizes, not far from the Ridgeway which he's walked from end to end several times. He is also often to be found on the paths around Avebury.  Nick's fascination with more far-flung places began with a short trip to Asia; several enthralling years later he'd crossed the continent overland four times. He settled temp...
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Title:The Ridgeway: British Walking Guide: Planning, Places To Stay, Places To Eat; Includes 53 Large…Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 6.9 × 4.7 × 0.6 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Trailblazer PublicationsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONThe RidgewayHistory 10 - How difficult is the Ridgeway? 12 - How long do you need? 13 - When to go 14PART 1: PLANNING YOUR WALKPractical information for the walkerRoute finding 17 - GPS 17 - Accommodation 18 - Food and drink 21 - Money 23 - Information for foreign visitors 24 - Otherservices 26 - Walking companies and luggage transfer 26 - Disabledaccess 27 - Mountain-biking 28 - Horse riders 28 - Motor vehicles 28 - Taking dogs along the Ridgeway 29Budgeting 29ItinerariesThe best day and two-day walks 31 - Town and village facilitiestable 32 - Which direction? 34 - Suggested itineraries 35 - Sidetrips 35What to takeKeep your luggage light 37 - How to carry it 37 - Footwear 38Clothes 38 - Toiletries 39 - First-aid kit 39 - General items 39Camping gear 40 - Money 40 - Maps 40 - Recommended reading 42 - Sources of further information 42Getting to and from the RidgewayGetting to Britain 44 - National transport 44 - Local transport 47Public transport map 48 - Local bus services 50PART 2: MINIMUM IMPACT& OUTDOOR SAFETYMinimum impact walkingEconomic impact 52 - Environmental impact 52 - Access 55Outdoor safetyAvoidance of hazards 57 - Weather forecasts 58 - Health 58PART 3: THE ENVIRONMENT & NATUREConservation of the RidgewayNatural England 60 - Campaigning and conservation organisations 62Flora and faunaFlowers 63 - Trees 64 - Butterflies 65 - Mammals 66 - Birds 68PART 4: MARLBOROUGH TO AVEBURYMarlboroughServices 73 - Transport 74 - Where to stay 74 - Where to eat and drink 75 - Marlborough to Avebury walk 77Avebury and aroundAvebury 84 - Avebury stone circle 86 - West Overton 88 - West Kennett & East Kennett 89 - A walk around Avebury 89Getting to the start of the Ridgeway 91PART 5: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPSUsing this guideTrail maps 94The Ridgeway route guideOverton Hill to Foxhill 96 (Ogbourne St George 104Liddington 108)Foxhill to Court Hill (& Wantage) 109 (Bishopstone 111Ashbury 114 - Woolstone 116 - Uffington 118 - Sparsholt Firs 119Sparsholt 121 - Letcombe Regis 124 - Wantage 125)(Wantage &) Court Hill to Goring 127 (East Ilsley 132Compton 134 - Aldworth 137 - Streatley 138 - Goring 140)Goring to Watlington 141 (South Stoke 142 - North Stoke 146Wallingford 147 - Crowmarsh Gifford 150 - Nuffield 152Watlington 158)Watlington to Princes Risborough 160 (Lewknor 160 - KingstonBlount 162 - Chinnor 164 - Princes Risborough 169)Princes Risborough to Wigginton (& Tring) 171 (Wendover 174Wigginton 179 - Tring 181)(Tring &) Wigginton to Ivinghoe Beacon 185 (Aldbury 187 - Ivinghoe 190)APPENDICESA: Walking the Ridgeway with a dog 191B: The Greater Ridgeway 193C: Map keys 195D: GPS waypoints 196INDEX  199OVERVIEW MAPS & PROFILES  209