The Friends of the Ridgeway are delighted to announce that they will again be holding an annual arts competition and prize – the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize. A Flyer for the competition is available at https://tinyurl.com/ya6mgb5p.
The Ridgeway – the oldest road in Britain – historically was a trackway providing a reliable trading route from the […]
Happy memories of a Ridgeway winter past !
The Annual Report for 2016.
Click here to read the Annual Report for 2016.
Our Spring 2017 Newsletter includes news on The Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize, The Ridgeway Partnership, Preliminary Notice of the 2017 AGM, The Vale of White Horse Local Group and a review of the Ridgeway Guide Book ‘Walking The Ridgeway’.
For a copy of the newsletter, click on the image.
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 sources of revenue from commercial activities and donations. While this is not necessarily wrong in the long term, a sudden withdrawal of support can only cause great damage. The Friends […]
The first newsletter from the new Ridgeway Partnership is launched which includes details on a project aiming to link trail visitors with local attractions and facilities. Also featured is a new circular walk which connects The Ridgeway with The Chiltern Way. A large number of events along The Ridgeway are listed for April […]
All the time spent and hard work put in over the last two years came to an exciting culmination on Friday, 19th June, when the new Ridgeway Partnership was formally launched. The many organisations and individuals involved in the discussions leading up to the formation of this new structure for The Ridgeway came together […]
Members gathered for the AGM held this year at The Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage, on Sunday, 26th April, in anticipation of a significant turning point in our history. Besides the expected briefing on the new Ridgeway Partnership, our long-serving Chairman, Ian Ritchie, would be standing down.
The weather had defied dire predictions and turned […]
Thames Valley Police is appealing for information from farmers, landowners and other members of the public who use the Ridgeway between Streatley and Faringdon.
To assist with the prevention of fly tipping and anti-social use of vehicles along the Ridgeway, please can you report any sightings of these incidents to police as soon as possible?
Saturday 25th April to Saturday 9th May
The Dolphin Gallery, Wantage
Open 9-5 (Closed Sundays)
Gus Mills started painting full time in the mid – 80’s and turned professional in 1986 with the aid of the infamous ‘Enterprise Allowance Scheme’. He was initially inspired to paint landscapes by visits to the Lake District and was drawn to […]
From 1st April a new organisation, The Ridgeway Partnership, will be responsible for the future management, development and promotion of The Ridgeway National Trail. This new body will involve a wide range of organisations representing users and other stakeholders alongside Natural England and the local authorities that manage The Ridgeway at present.
Ian Ritchie, Chair […]
We are very sorry to announce that our long-standing Chairman, Ian Ritchie, has decided to stand down with effect from our next AGM, after 15 years in that post.
Ian came aboard at a time when the Association was struggling to counter the increasing and devastating impact on The Ridgeway of abuse by the off-roaders, […]
The Great Stones Way website has recently been updated to include more information about the route and includes details of the recently published Cicerone Guide to walking the Great Stones Way.
To go to the website and find out more click on the image below.
Steve Davison, author of the recently published Cicerone Guide to The Great Stones Way leads the way along this brand new route meandering through the rolling Wiltshire Downs.
Click on the image below to read the entire article, published in the September 2014 issue of the Adventure Travel Magazine.