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Walking The Ridgeway: Day 1

Saturday 9th June 2018

This was the first in what was intended to be a five-day backpacking expedition along The Ridgeway National Trail.

From the start of the trail at Overton Hill, I follow The Ridgeway for twenty-three miles as far as White Horse Hill, from which I would descend to reach my campsite for the night.

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Ridgeway Logistics

Although I said this a year ago and nothing is official at the time of writing, I’m aiming to walk The Ridgeway National Trail this year, with a preference for the end of May.

A year ago, I wrote a short series of posts on my plans and intentions for backpacking the long-distance trail (you’ll find links to those posts further down). Now, I’m looking ahead to this challenge for 2018, with perhaps the only outstanding issues to consider.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 2 of 7 (Part 2)

Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017

I was just about halfway in to this walk; thinking about lunch while having to negotiate a herd of dairy cattle who had congregated close to the stile I was aiming for.

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White Horse Trail – Walk 2 of 7 (Part 1)

Bank Holiday Monday 17th April 2017

This was the second walk in what will become a series of seven, enabling the completion of Wiltshire’s White Horse Trail.

I wasn’t able to attend this as an organised group event, due to a clash with Mother’s Day. A couple of weeks later, I set off for Wiltshire on my own, during the Easter Bank Holiday Monday.

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