Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize

The Friends of the Ridgeway have been able to establish an annual arts competition and prize, based on a generous donation, the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize. The aim of the competition is to bring The Ridgeway to life not only as a long distance trail but as an artistic inspiration, and to show The Ridgeway, its history and environs, in all aspects throughout all seasons. The theme is ‘The Ridgeway: history, ecology and landscape across the surrounding environs‘. The closing date for entries shall be two months prior to the Ridgeway Friends Day in 2017 or 1st of February 2017 whichever is the later. For further details, please see the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize page.



AnthonyBurdallWe are pleased to announce that the Committee, at its Meeting on 28th July,  co-opted Anthony Burdall to the Committee pending his proposal for election as our new Chairman at the AGM next Spring.  Anthony is a Civil Engineer  living in Faringdon, retired after 30 years with Halcrow and P&O. He has since contributed to U3A in Faringdon and Thames Valley Network,  walks, sails his own boat and is interested in photography. We welcome Anthony to the Association, and look forward to many years of his leadership.


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We are always looking for new members to join us to help preserve the spirit of The Ridgeway. Our annual membership rates and further information on joining can be found on our Join Us page. You will receive regular e-Newsletters with campaign updates, articles of general interest about The Ridgeway and news on recent publications. We also run a programme of interesting and informative events throughout the year. We are currently seeking volunteers to join the committee, as Trustees, and as Membership Secretary and as Engagement Secretary.

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Latest Newsletter

Our Summer Newsletter includes further news on The Ridgeway Partnership and the ever present risk of funding cuts. There is also a review of the successful 2016 Ridgeway Friends Day held in Goring-on-Thames.

To read the current Newsletter and for our archive of previous newsletters, please click on the button.


A selection of our recent blog posts…

31 07, 2016

Ridgeway Partnership – funding threat

  • July 31st, 2016

The transfer of management responsibility to the new public/private Partnerships is clearly seen as an opportunity to reduce public funding in favour of new […]

16 04, 2016

The Ridgeway Partnership Newsletter Launched

  • April 16th, 2016

The first newsletter from the new Ridgeway Partnership is launched which includes details on a project aiming to link trail visitors with local attractions […]

Greetings Cards and Postcards for Sale

We have a selection of beautiful and colourful greetings cards and postcards of Ridgeway and Avebury scenes from local artists Anna Dillon and Gus Mills. For further details, take at look at our Cards for Sale page.

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The Friends of The Ridgeway is a registered charity (No 1107926) and we rely on the support of our members and from donations. We are working to extend The Ridgeway to Salisbury and onwards, as the Great Stones Way, and we need your help to do so.

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