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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 13 December 2014
The Ridgeway National trail is a beautifully scenic and historic trail from just outside Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. It passes some truly stunning scenery and some of our most interesting Ancient monuments. I've cycled many parts of the Ridgeway and walked the first few routes when visiting the Avebury area. The first 4 stages are probably my favourite 4 days walking/2 days cycling I've done ever (Barbery Castle & Liddington Iron Age hill fort, Wayland Smithy, Uffington White Horse are just 4 of my favourite things along the way). So, I jumped at the chance to review this book.This volume is written with the walker in mind but can be just as useful to the cyclist or indeed horse rider as the trail is (as far as I know) all bridleway or by-way. One can just add 2-4 stages together (or the whole lot if you are an enthusiastic and energetic cyclist!) I like to stop at every opportunity to take in the sights and sites along the way as well as relax with a pie and a pint whenever the opportunity arises.The guide introduction gives general information like plants and wildlife of the area, geology, when you should walk, planning your walk, getting to and from the Ridgeway, wettest day, food and drink along the way, by marking, access and rights of way, using this guide, maps, cycling and riding the Ridgeway, the Ridgeway online, the greater which way and the countryside code. Like all of the books in the Cicerone series it is clear and concise with clear directions, maps and details to help it get the most out of your trip(s).This volume divides the Ridgeway National trail into 12 stages or days. Each route is between 5 1/2 and 10 3/4 miles per day with around 2 1/2 - 6 hours to finish. This book gives you pretty much all of the info you are going to need to travel along this excellent trial endeavour. The daily route guides are excellent - they give you the information of where to start and finish (OS grid ref), distance, difficulty of the route, time it will take, maps necessary, refreshments along the way and where to stay at the finish of each stage. There's then a little summary of the day's ride before getting down to more detail and what to see along the route, two (or more) OS maps of the route, along with this are colour pics of the areas you are walking or cycling through.At the back is a route summary table along with an appendix on use of contact information like the nearest tourist information offices, walking holiday packages, public transport information, baggage transfer, local wildlife trusts, animal rescue, and/or facilities are near to the Ridgeway bike shops, pubs, cafes, accommodation, cash machines, post offices, buses and trainsThis is an excellent and comprehensive guide to walking or cycling the Ridgeway National trial. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon 13 December 2014
The Ridgeway National trail is a beautifully scenic and historic trail from just outside Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. It passes some truly stunning scenery and some of our most interesting Ancient monuments. I've cycled many parts of the Ridgeway and walked the first few routes when visiting the Avebury area. The first 4 stages are probably my favourite 4 days walking/2 days cycling I've done ever (Barbery Castle & Liddington Iron Age hill fort, Wayland Smithy, Uffington White Horse are just 4 of my favourite things along the way). So, I jumped at the chance to review this book.

This volume is written with the walker in mind but can be just as useful to the cyclist or indeed horse rider as the trail is (as far as I know) all bridleway or by-way. One can just add 2-4 stages together (or the whole lot if you are an enthusiastic and energetic cyclist!) I like to stop at every opportunity to take in the sights and sites along the way as well as relax with a pie and a pint whenever the opportunity arises.

The guide introduction gives general information like plants and wildlife of the area, geology, when you should walk, planning your walk, getting to and from the Ridgeway, wettest day, food and drink along the way, by marking, access and rights of way, using this guide, maps, cycling and riding the Ridgeway, the Ridgeway online, the greater which way and the countryside code. Like all of the books in the Cicerone series it is clear and concise with clear directions, maps and details to help it get the most out of your trip(s).

This volume divides the Ridgeway National trail into 12 stages or days. Each route is between 5 1/2 and 10 3/4 miles per day with around 2 1/2 - 6 hours to finish. This book gives you pretty much all of the info you are going to need to travel along this excellent trial endeavour. The daily route guides are excellent - they give you the information of where to start and finish (OS grid ref), distance, difficulty of the route, time it will take, maps necessary, refreshments along the way and where to stay at the finish of each stage. There's then a little summary of the day's ride before getting down to more detail and what to see along the route, two (or more) OS maps of the route, along with this are colour pics of the areas you are walking or cycling through.

At the back is a route summary table along with an appendix on use of contact information like the nearest tourist information offices, walking holiday packages, public transport information, baggage transfer, local wildlife trusts, animal rescue, and/or facilities are near to the Ridgeway bike shops, pubs, cafes, accommodation, cash machines, post offices, buses and trains

This is an excellent and comprehensive guide to walking or cycling the Ridgeway National trial. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
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on 10 December 2013
I have used Cicerone books for the Santiago Pilgrimage in the past and this is FULL of all the essential information that you will need PLUS is has OS maps throughout which are easy to follow.
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on 24 September 2015
full of information with clear directions and extra detaiil about transport and accommodation
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on 13 October 2015
an excellent guide from a very accomplished series, at a good price and promtply delivered.
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on 3 March 2015
Very useful
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on 1 January 2016
Thanks
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on 1 October 2014
Easy to follow but remember to always take your map and compass
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