A new structure for management of The Ridgeway National Trail is at last beginning to emerge. It has been decided that The Ridgeway and the Thames Path, currently run by a single committee of all the local authorities concerned, will in future be managed separately. A new Partnership is to be set up for The Ridgeway, to include a range of the local communities of interest, and with greater focus on engagement, improvement and promotion. We welcome this development and look forward to playing our part in this new body. For more news, have a look at our News & Events Page.
Colin and Sam Cycle The Ridgeway
On 26th August, Sam Downe and Colin Acheson-Gray will be cycling the length of the Ridgeway, in memory of Sam’s wife Isabel, to raise money for Prospect Hospice, who gave her such wonderful care in the last weeks and days of her life.
This will be a tough challenge as they are aiming to cycle the full 72 miles in one day, taking in some steep inclines along the way, with the majority being off road on the rutted track of the Ridgeway.
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.
Our Summer Newsletter includes exciting developments for the new Ridgeway Trail Partnership, news on the publication of a Cicerone guide for The Great Stones Way, details of our successful Ridgeway Day held on the 10th of May, and a summary of our AGM.
To read the current Newsletter and for our archive of previous newsletters, please click on the button.
The Great Stones Way
Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury
by Steve Davison
First guide to a new 36-mile trail through the Downs from Barbury Castle (near Swindon) to […]
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.
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.