Monday, 5 March 2012
The Ridgeway Discovered.
Until a couple of weeks ago I had never walked any part The Ridgeway. This long distance footpath is based on the old neolithic trackway that stretched from the chalk downs of Dorset and having crossed the Thames at Goring continued along the ridge of the Chilterns almost as far as what is now Luton. The Chilterns section is easy to get to by train from London so myself and my trusty companion, "her indoors" have set out a couple of times recently and armed with nothing more than map, flask and sandwiches have had some cracking days out. On one outing we climbed up Ivinghoe Beacon and could see right across the Midland Plain. Amazing!