Saturday, 7 April 2007

The Ridgeway

Overton Hill → Southend, Ogbourne St George

[Em at the start of The Ridgeway]

Distance: 10.1 miles
Ascent: 214 metres
Duration: 3 hours 44 minutes

On the trail again
« Not walked | Not walked »

One pleasant side-effect of our house move is that we find ourselves within an hour's drive of three National Trails. There are fifteen National Trails and so far I've only completed one: the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. With any luck by the end of the year I'll be able to add The Ridgeway to the list.

If the rest of the trail is similar to today's segment it'll be an interesting, ancient walk. Tumuli, hill forts and white horses are the order of the day; things I know little about but can't fail to be impressed by.

[Tumuli on Avebury Down]

Something else to look at in wonder was the minutes-old lamb trying hard to find its legs. Other ewes in the field twitched uncomfortably as if about to further increase the flock's number. All were blissfully unaware that the name of the woodland providing them shelter strongly hinted at their future: Shoulder of Mutton Plantation.

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