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Institute of Tourists Guiding

MR 04676

The Ridgeway

Discover Britain's oldest road

Explore the Ridgeway, used by humans for over 5,000 years

Discover highlights of one of the oldest tracks in the country.

Our Bronze Age ancestors worked out the best route to follow, and we can tread their path along some of the higher and drier ground of Southern England.

Today, The Ridgeway National Trail makes an excellent walking route with extensive views and historical sites.

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Create your ideal day by selecting any of the options from the table below. Choose from distance, time or types of activity. At any point, feel free to get in touch and we will help you build the perfect tour for you and your group.

Type of activityApproximate lengthAbility
A short walk through time
90 minutes to two hours (2 to 3 miles, 3 to 5 kilometres)
Gentle - all abilities and ages
Exploring the track a bit further
Half day, up to four hours (5 to 8 miles, 8 to 13 kilometres)
Medium - average level of fitness
A goodly Ridgeway experience
Full day, up to nine hours (8 to 12 miles, 13 to 19 kilometres)
Advanced - good level of fitness
A longer Ridgeway journey
Multi day
Experienced - higher level of fitness

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Follow in the footsteps of the people who used this ancient route

There are many start and end points for walks along the Ridgeway.

You can choose from any of these places; Avebury, Ogbourne St. George, Ashbury, Wantage, West or East Ilsley, Streatley, Nuffield, Watlington, Chinnor, Princes Risborough or Wendover, and we will put together a suitable walk for us to explore together.

90 minute or two hour walks will be a return journey along part of the Ridgeway.

Our half day walk will normally allow us to walk a longer section of the path, then return, or we can explore a little away from the Ridgeway as well.

During a full day, we can either do a return trip along the Ridgeway, or a combined journey exploring the wider countryside as well as a section of the route.  Sometimes we can do a linear walk finishing at a different place.

For the Ridgeway, we can also offer a guided multi-day journey.

Here is just some of the beautiful scenery you can see along the Ridgeway:

Qualifications and accreditations

  • Member of the Institute of Tourist Guiding
  • Member of the British Guild of Tourist Guides
  • Blue Badge Guide for South and South East England 2011
  • Blue Badge Guide for South West England 2014
  • Ambassador for the Great West Way
  • Member of Midsomer Tours
  • Guiding endorsement for Windsor and Eton
  • Member of Association of West Country Tourist Guides

HF Holidays guest

Graham is an excellent leader – knowledgeable, convivial, collaborative

Andrew Lannerd

Transcendent Travel

For the past few years, Graham and the team at Tours 2 order have offered my clients a friendly, behind-the-scenes look at a variety of locations. I cannot recommend them enough for their professionalism, knowledge and approach, which is always well-received by my guests.

Canadian visitor

Toronto

Graham was very knowledgeable and communicated to all of us easily and thoughtfully.

Lin Wilson

Solent Events & Leisure, Gosport

Thanks Graham and thank you for a superb tour yesterday. It was both interesting and amusing which we love! Everyone really enjoyed the whole day and are now eager to book my next one, which is great.

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