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Mar 19, 2013

Walks with our Ancestors

Follow in the footsteps of over 5,000 years of human history

Would you like to follow in the footsteps of over 5,000 years of human history?

Guide to the Ridgeway National TrailThis guide to the Ridgeway National Trail, published this month by Cicerone at £12.95, allows you to do exactly that. Discover the extraordinary sights our ancestors have left us here, including the World Heritage Site of Avebury and the famous Uffington White Horse.

At North Wessex Downs, we have signed up to help manage this 87-mile (139km) route that typically takes between five and seven days to complete. It is well waymarked, follows good tracks and paths and, by not exceeding 300m, is fairly low-level throughout. The guide is written as a 12-stage west-to-east route, but also gives details of the trail in reverse.

It passes through two AONBs, from our chalky North Wessex Downs and into the wooded Chiltern Hills. With information on many historic sites as well as trips off the trail to nearby villages, the guidebook also offers information on historic sites and details of excursions to nearby towns and villages, as well as practical information on useful contacts and accommodation.

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