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Riassunto: The 139km (87-mile) Ridgeway National Trail meanders across Southern England from Overton Hill near Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon, passing through 5 counties: Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Ridgeway allows you to explore the contrasting chalk landscapes of the North Wessex Downs AONB with its wide open chalk downs and the more intimate, wooded countryside of the Chilterns AONB. The trail follows tracks that have been walked for over 5000 years, making it probably 'the oldest road in Britain'. Along its length early man has left some remarkable features from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avebury to the magical presence of Wayland's Smithy and the rightly famous Uffington White Horse that has looked out over the Vale of the White Horse for over 3000 years, as well as Iron Age hill forts and earthworks. However, there is much more on offer from important nature reserves safeguarding rare chalk grassland habitats to picturesque villages and interesting churches. And of course throughout there are great views from the chalk scarp. Fascinating information about places along the trail, and detours further afield, allow the reader to understand the area better. Illustrated with OS map extracts and inspiring colour photography.
Sinossi: The 139km (87-mile) Ridgeway National Trail starts at Overton Hill, near Avebury, Wiltshire, and finishes at Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire. Typically taking 5-7 days to walk, it follows a ridge of chalk hills across southern England, passing through two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the chalky North Wessex Downs and the more wooded environs of the Chiltern Hills. It is well waymarked, follows good tracks and paths and, by not exceeding 300m, is fairly low-level throughout. The guide gives information on historic sites and details of excursions to nearby towns and villages, as well as practical information on useful contacts and accommodation. Primarily written as a west-to-east route and illustrated with OS map extracts, the guide also gives details of the trail in reverse. The trail follows tracks that have been walked for over 5000 years, making it probably the oldest road in Britain. Along its length early man has left some remarkable features from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Avebury and the Uffington White Horse, to Iron Age hill forts and earthworks.
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Descrizione libro CICERONE, 2013. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 0 x 0 cm. A guidebook to the Ridgeway National Trail, which is a 139km route from Wiltshire to Buckinghamshire. It passes through two contrasting Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: the chalky North Wessex Downs and the wooded Chiltern Hills. The guide gives information on many historic sites as well as trips off the trail to nearby picturesque villages. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria MM-50005188
Descrizione libro Cicerone Press, 2013. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP83138225