The Ridgeway - 8 Days & 7 Nights

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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The Ridgeway - 8 Days & 7 Nights

  • A long-distance walk through the open landscapes of the North Wessex Downs.
  • Visiting the largest Stone Circle in Europe, in Avebury.
  • The historic remains of Barbury and Uffington Castle.
  • Discovering the mystery of White Horse Hill.
  • The attractive villages and small towns past Goring.
The Ridgeway offers walkers a tranquil escape from day to day life, passing two distinct and different landscapes; the open and remote countryside of the Wessex Downs and the quaint villages and chalk grassland of the Chiltern Hills. 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Avebury and overnight Day 2 Avebury to Bishopstone 17 miles / 27.3 km Day 3 Bishopstone to Letcombe Regis 10 miles / 16 km Day 4 Letcombe Regis to Goring 15 miles / 24.1 km Day 5 Goring to Watlington 15 miles / 24.1 km Day 6 Watlington to Wendover 17 miles / 27.4 km Day 7 Wendover to Aldbury (via Ivinghoe Beacon) 15 miles / 24.5 km Day 8 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 11kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 11kg is equivalent to 2 Neapolitan margherita pizzas. Buon appetito!.

Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment.

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