The Ridgeway, Britain’s oldest road, follows the same route over the high ground used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers. Travel on a journey through time for 87 miles (139 Km). Experience wide, open views of rolling chalk downland and explore the many archaeological treasures close to the Trail including Neolithic long barrows, Bronze Age round barrows, Iron Age forts and the figures of white horses cut into the chalk. Relax in the evening at a cosy pub in one of the villages or small towns along the trail.
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