Author Topic: Finding information about towns along The Ridgeway  (Read 478 times)

MapsAreCool

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I am planning a walk along The Ridgeway, and I am having difficulty finding out which of the villages near the trail have grocery stores or shops.  Any advice?  Perhaps someone has done a write up on where to most easily find food along the trails.


Examples: Ogbourne St. George, East Kennett, etc.


Thank you

ninthace

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Re: Finding information about towns along The Ridgeway
« Reply #1 on: 08:36:33, 24/05/18 »
Google will help to link you to the Thompsons Directory or Yellow Pages for these locations. GoogleEarth Streetview will let you “walk” down their high street.
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Re: Finding information about towns along The Ridgeway
« Reply #2 on: 09:02:08, 24/05/18 »
Get a copy of the Trailblazers guide to the Ridgeway. It'll have informational on all the towns and villages along the route., and much more besides.

https://trailblazer-guides.com/book/ridgeway


 

Doddy

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Re: Finding information about towns along The Ridgeway
« Reply #3 on: 10:20:01, 09/06/18 »

I Google the walk and look at the baggage transfer firms offerings; their journeys start and end at accommodation which are also likely to have resupply shops and pubs. They often have several day options and mileages which is also useful.


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Re: Finding information about towns along The Ridgeway
« Reply #4 on: 12:24:11, 12/06/18 »
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Google will help to link you to the Thompsons Directory or Yellow Pages for these locations. GoogleEarth Streetview will let you “walk” down their high street.

Yes we did it that way.
We are walking the whole 'Greater Ridgeway' in June is year. https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Greater+Ridgeway+Trail
Starting in Hunstanton to Lyme Regis, 371 Miles.
Its been 3 years in the planning, luckily we are staying with friends and family so transport isn't a problem.

Jon
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