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The Ridgeway John Cleare

The Ridgeway By John Cleare

The Ridgeway by John Cleare


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Summary

The Ridgeway captures the ever-changing landscape, spectacular views and atmosphere of this cross-county National Trail route.

The Ridgeway Summary

The Ridgeway by John Cleare

Running for nearly 90 miles across southern England, the Ridgeway National Trail is one of our most ancient cross-county routes.



Following the crest of a sequence of well-defined chalk escarpments - the Marlborough Downs, the Berkshire or White Horse Downs and the Chilterns - the Ridgeway leads from Overton Hill near the Neolithic stone circle at Avebury to imposing Ivinghoe Beacon close to Dunstable, at its half-way point crossing the River Thames at Streatley.



Used for centuries as a trade route, a pathway for the armies of Saxon and Dane, a cattle drove and a local cart track, the Ridgeway is today an official National Trail, designated in 1973 by the Countryside Commission. West of the Thames the route is a continuous green road, while the eastern, typically-wooded Chiltern section is mostly footpaths. In its entirety the Ridgeway is a notable backpacking expedition.



This book follows the route as it traverses the ever-changing downland, shares the frequent spectacular views to capture the atmosphere of this special cross section of England. It should fascinate and enthuse all those who use the Ridgeway be they Sunday afternoon strollers, cross-country cyclists, equestrians or hardy backpackers.

The Ridgeway Reviews

In every way it is a book to dwell upon and savour.

About John Cleare

John Cleare is an internationally-renowned photographer specialising in mountains, landscapes and wild places. He runs the international mountain photography library, Mountain Camera (www.mountaincamera.com) from his home in Wiltshire and among his many landscape photography projects in Britain, he provided the photographs for the last official guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in 2001.

Additional information

GOR011609457
9780711230354
0711230358
The Ridgeway by John Cleare
Used - Like New
Hardback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
20110407
112
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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