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Monday, 4 April 2016

A walk along the Ridgeway



Saturday saw my wife and I go for a walk along the Ridgeway not far from where I work, I did have my reasons and one was to get a photo of the Mural I showed yesterday. It was not a long walk but a pleasant one being it was a nice sunny day.





This is the Ridgeway which leads from Bury Down to Gore Hill





looking back here you can see the carpark on Bury Down






one of the sights you cant miss round here Didcot Power Station




 This section is quite straight & easy to walk & ride along




you also notice signs leading off to one side of the other



You were allowed to drive along here once but now it's restricted





This is the part where you drop down to go under the A34






 or you can take the path to the right




 You will head downhill 



before going under the A34 through this tunnel





the out the other side 




 The ridge way carries on here and will take you to Compton
 The path here looks quite rutted which is not helped by the local farmers who drive tractors along it making the deep ruts
 





We did not go much further but I walked up to the back of  the mast looking over towards Chilton





which is the village you see below


On the horizon you can still see the powerstation looking down below the stack you can see a crescent which is where the Didcot to  Newbury railway went till it was closed, the scar is landfill where a local farmer started  waste company and the hole lot was filled in wiping out the history of it






The other thing that sticks out is the A34 which you can see here








 That was it, we decided to head back to the car & go home. I'll bring another section of the Ridgeway in the future when I get a chance to visit again.







5 comments:

  1. The Ridgeway is a fascinating place in your world ~ love the tunnel ~ all great shots!

    Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

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  2. It looks like a good area for a walk.

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  3. Looks like a great place for a walk. And to see Barn Owls!

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  4. A very pleasant day to amble along and enjoy the wide open expanse of the countryside.
    Thanks to for your visit and comment on my blog. It would be great if you could follow too!
    Have a great weekend.
    Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

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  5. I love when you take us along on these walks with you. There is so much to see.

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