The Ridgeway

United Kingdom United Kingdom

Worth knowing

The The Ridgeway runs for a length of 139 kilometers through United Kingdom.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 7 days to walk the The Ridgeway.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail food supply is less of an issue. As a rule, you can either buy groceries every day or eat in a hut or restaurant.
Nevertheless, it is important to carry an appropriate supply with you.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp and in guesthouses/hotels along the way.

Wild camping on the trail is a gray area As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about The Ridgeway

139 km
Elevation gain
1.450 m
Elevation loss
1.400 m
Highest Point
Liddington Castle / 276 m
Lowest Point
44 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
139 km
1.450 m
1.400 m
Liddington Castle
276 m
44 m
You have the following accommodation options on the The Ridgeway
  • in a tent/tarp
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
Solitude on the The Ridgeway
You come to villages several times a day and often meet people

The best time to hike the The Ridgeway is:


Arrival to the The Ridgeway

You will arrive via London Heathrow Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Zug. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the The Ridgeway

Departure is via London Heathrow Airport.

You can get to the airport per Zug. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the The Ridgeway

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