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…

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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 tempor...
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Title:The Ridgeway: British Walking Guide: Planning, Places To Stay, Places To Eat; Includes 53 Large…Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 7.1 × 4.8 × 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Trailblazer PublicationsLanguage:English

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