The Ridgeway

Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Our Autumn 2018 Newsletter includes news on Motor Vehicle Stakeholder Working Group, Motor traffic in World Heritage Site, The Great Chalk Way, The Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2019 and the 2018 Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize winner.

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

Our Summer 2018 Newsletter includes news on The Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2018, Memories brought back by an entry to the Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize and Memories of the Ridgeway during the War.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our Spring 2018 Newsletter includes news on The Swire Ridgeway Arts Competition 2018, Preliminary Notice of the AGM 2018, a new Trustee, an update on The Ridgeway Partnership and an update on The Great Chalk Way.

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Aldworth Saturday Market 15th Birthday

Swire Ridgeway Arts Prize 2018

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


The Ridgeway – the oldest road in Britain – historically was a trackway providing a reliable trading route from the […]

As Spring develops …

Happy memories of a Ridgeway winter past !

Annual Report for 2016

The Annual Report for 2016.

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

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’.

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Ridgeway Partnership – funding threat

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 Ridgeway Partnership Newsletter Launched

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 […]

The Launch of The Ridgeway Partnership: 19th June, 2015

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 […]

The Friends of The Ridgeway – AGM 2015

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 […]

Prevention of fly tipping and Anti-Social use of vehicles along The Ridgeway

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?

If […]

Gus Mills: Exhibition of Watercolours from Saturday 25th April

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 […]

New Partnership set up to run The Ridgeway National Trail

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 […]