Sunday 6th August 2017
This was it. Our final walk along the ninety-mile long White Horse Trail. A very few of us were ready to complete the challenge, while others were in attendance for what was likely to be a very good walk.
I even found myself driving to the start point on top of Bratton Camp… SatNav didn’t get us close enough and it was only thanks to Andrey’s phone that we arrived where we were meant to be.
Even if I was to wild camp my way along the eighty-seven mile trail and utilise available water taps as I go, I am still going to need a regular serving of food in order to complete even a single day on The Ridgeway (especially Day One, which still looks like it’s going to be a twenty-six miler…)
So, in this post, I’ll be looking at my current plans and thoughts towards feeding myself while following this National Trail, next month.
As things currently stand, I’m on course to be ready (in the material sense) by the end of May, for my first long-distance multi-day walk along the Ridgeway.
Behind the pages of this blog, I’ve been purchasing other items – including a new sleeping bag and rucksack. Now, I’m only really need a set of dry sacks and probably a pair of new boots… That and finalised plans for my route, overnight stops and transport to and from the trail!
My intention to do this hike came up during Saturday’s group walk and I’ve been having frequent thoughts about it since…
Sunday 26th February 2017
Another member of Brunel Walking Group (Jo) has decided to walk the ninety-mile long White Horse Trail this year and all current and future members are welcome to tag along in a series of circular walks.
Our first walk began at Roundway Hill near Devizes. From our first White Horse, we followed the Wansdyke and looped around Avebury before a return via. Cherhill and its own chalk figure.