“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

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!

1 comment:

Gitane said...

Yup the duchess and me have spent many a good day wandering along this ancient path. We used to shut off our existensialism and pretend we only had a a couple of stone axes and nuts and mushrooms between us. Occasionally when we remembered who we really were we would open a bottle of wine and dive off for a bunk up. Fond memories of big horizons , nettle stings on the knees and arse, and no enemies as far as the eye could see! Lovely