THE WESSEX RIDGEWAY: From the Stones to the Wheel – Avebury to Devizes

Monday 9 September. Left Talbothays, travelled via the bookshop in Marlborough where we bought “Dig, dig, digging” and arrived at a peaceful home in Trusloe, Avebury. Incense, affirmations and crystals added to the energy inherent in this landscape. The Neolithic stone circle is the world’s largest and the Dalai Lama, is said to have declared…

THE WESSEX RIDGEWAY: From the Stones to the Wheel – Introduction

I am ready and prepared to begin my walk through Ancient Wessex tomorrow.  I have called the trek “From the Stones to the Wheel” because I am beginning at the immense stone circle at Avebury that lies inside Britain’s largest henge monument and finishing at St Catherine’s Tower in Abbotsbury.  St Catherine was, of course,…

THE WESSEX RIDGEWAY: From the Stones to the Wheel – Index of Posts

The Wessex Ridgeway – Avebury to Abbotsbury In September 2019 I am planning to walk from the stone circles at Avebury (“The Stones”) to St Catherine’s Chapel in Abbotsbury.  St Catherine being the Third Century martyr tortured and broken on a Wheel  (“The Wheel”).  The route will take me from Wiltshire, across Salisbury Plain and Cranbourne Chase…

The Ridgeway National Trail: My Experience

        THE RIDGEWAY NATIONAL TRAIL In August 2015, having accrued a fair experience of life, I set out as a lone woman to walk the Ridgeway National Trail in 6 days.  My accommodation in bed and breakfasts  and hostels was pre-booked and I carried my own luggage on my back.  I set up…

The Ridgeway – Day One Walking the Ridgeway

    Day 1 of The Ridgeway National Trail: My Experience Avebury to Ogbourne St George The Ridgeway National Trail  – What have I taken on?…………… and background music!           As I set out early one August morning in 2015 from the friendly, safe setting of the Old Forge in East…