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137km/85 miles from Overton Hill, near Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon along Britain's oldest road.


Not too strenuous - mostly following the ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man, a broad track past the ancient hillforts of the North Wessex Downs, across the Thames and then along lower-lying paths through the wooded countryside of the Chilterns.

Connecting Paths

Aylesbury Ring, Chiltern Link, Chiltern Way, D'Arcy Dalton Way, Grand Union Canal Walk, Hertfordshire Way, Icknield Way, Lambourn Valley Way, Midshires Way, Oxfordshire Way, Thames Path, Wessex Ridgeway.

Great savings!

Explorer : 157, 170, 171, 181
Landranger: 165, 173, 174, 175

The way is shown on recent editions of these maps.

Tourist Information Centres


Abingdon 01235 522711; Avebury 01672 539425; Berkhamsted 01438 737333; Didcot 01235 813243; Dunstable 01582 471012; Faringdon 01367 242191; Marlborough 01672 513989; Princes Risborough 01844 274795; Swindon 01793 530328; Thame 01844 212834; Tring 01442 823347; Wantage 01235 760167; Wallingford 01491 826972; Wendover 01296 696759

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