Monday 18 August 2014

The Ridgeway

The Rigdeway path is one of those ancient paths that was used around 5000 years ago. Now many people walk it from the start at Overton Hill near Avebury to Ivingho Beacon. I have walked some of it from time to time as It's not that far from me and even nearer to where I work.Which is why my wife met me one lunchtime for a little picnic there.

Nice map of the Ridgeway showing the main poits to look for and Didcot Powerstation, remember the post of them coming down a few weeks ago

 The Ridgeway path heading away from the carmark towards the Hendred Downs

Walk along the footpath a little way and you get a good view of Pluto & Dido the first nuclear reactors in the UK, which are part of the Atomic Energy Reseach Establishment  they are now being decomissioned.
 The new boy in town Diamond Light Source

Rutherford Laboratory 

This is what is left of the Atomic Energy Establishment at Harwell, it's still quite high security there.
 The Ridgeway again here looking towards  Hendred Down & Wantage, keep walking that way to get to Overton Hill
Here we look from the carpark towards the other side of the Ridgeway walk that way towards Ivingho Beacon. I'll post some more parts of in in the future.
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  1. Lovely landscape shots of a beautiful place for OWT ~ sky and field colors are wonderful !

    musedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. It looks like a wonderful place to meet up for a picnic. That's the way to enjoy life. Happy OWT!

  3. I have looked at the Ridgeway as another long distant walk to follow. Maybe one day.

  4. I wouldn't like to walk on that grass when it was wet

  5. This pathway seems to be very flat at least! Are bikes also allowed?

    1. "O" yes that is one thing you will see along there beisde walkers are mountain bikers, it's very popular for that.

  6. I feel like I've been on a little tour of the area. Thanks for being my guide.

  7. Looks like an interesting walk!

  8. One of the neatest things about England is the walking path system. Wish we had that in North America!

    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit


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