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2-day Trail running the Ridgeway Trail, Southwest England

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Join certified UK Mountain Guides for this explosive 2-day trip running the Ridgeway Trail across the historic and beautiful Salisbury Plains from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon!

Private

2 Days

All year

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the picturesque beauty of the North Wessex Down's and Chiltern Hills
  • Challenge your endurance with 140km to be covered over two days
  • View ancient settlements, stone megaliths and follow a path used for 5000 years
  • Have your luggage and accommodation taken care of and prepared for you

Description

From the North Wessex Downs to the Chiltern Hills, this run takes you through some of the most beautiful and historic parts of England.

The run starts about 150km west of london in Avebury, Wilshire. A charming village and the site of ancient and wondrous stone megaliths that scatter the landscape.

You will cover 140km (87-miles) on the Ridgeway National Trail and finish at Ivinghoe Beacon in the pretty Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire.

Feel the history as you repeat steps that have been taken for over 5,000 years. All number of peoples have traversed this path before; Romans, Vikings, Normans, Saxons Celts etc.

You will see the remnants of prehistoric settlements, beautiful nature all around you and bask in the views overlooking the Thames river and surrounding areas. You will run next to the river, through woodlands, valleys and more.

This condensed two-day run doesn’t present many ascents or steep climbs compared to other trails but to cover 140km in two days is highly strenuous and requires a very high level of fitness.

If this run has got you excited then sign up now and don’t miss out on the chance to explore some of England’s most beautiful countryside, marvel at its ancient artefacts and test those running legs!!

If you have a bit more time and like the idea of discovering some of southern Scotland’s nature then consider this 5-day run on the John Muir Way trail. Or if coastline is more to your fancy then check out this 5-day run in Pembrokeshire, Wales for truly stunning views as you put the miles behind you!

About the guide

Languages

English


What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar

5.00

Sept 14, 2022

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Niklas Warren

5.00

Sept 6, 2022

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Greg

5.00

Aug 23, 2022

I was looking for a local guide for a hike I was planning and came across Explore-Share. They seemed to have good reviews and so decided to give them a try. The experience was very positive and completely happy with their service. I will be using them again for next trip.

Colin Finnegan

5.00

Aug 17, 2022

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Lesley Weber

4.00

July 16th, 2022

Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.

Richard Scrivener

5.00

July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison

4.00

May 8, 2022

Our first time with Explore-Share. An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Extremely good value, very well organised with attention to detail. We travel widely and this has by far been the best of experiences. Well done to all concerned. We are already looking at booking another trip!

Mark Stone

5.00

April 14, 2022

Great service by explore share. Our guide, Fred, gave us a fantastic day. Totally wild adventure that would be impossible on our own. I’m really impressed. Thank you very much.

James Dempster

5.00

March 9, 2022

I can’t recommend this enough. Great service, great price and the on the ground team was top notch. Top marks all round.

Leonardo Rodriguez

5.00

March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez

5.00

Feb 2, 2022

Excellent job making your platform available to all mountain lovers. Our guide Gabrielle was an excellent companion

 

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- Guiding fee

- Luggage transfer

- Breakfast

- Dinner




 

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