The Ridgeway: Day 7: Tring to Ivinghoe Beacon

The Ridgeway National Trail from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon is 87 miles and I left the last four or so, between Tring Station and Ivinghoe itself to complete early one morning.  I walked the Ridgeway over the course of six days but because I was about to finish it on a busy Saturday and the…

The Ridgeway: Day 6 – Princes Risborough to Tring Station

  It was difficult to believe I was nearing the end of my journey along the Ridgeway National Trail.  The walking from Princes Risborough to Wendover was varied and interesting, challenging but rewarding. Day Six of the Ridgeway Trail started from the Whiteleaf Cross Car Park just outside Princes Risborough.  The lovely T dropped me off…

The Ridgeway – Goring and Streatley: Was it all a dream?

      I had spent three days in the unexpectedly lonely and secluded open countryside walking the Ridgeway National Trail when I finally arrived at Goring and Streatley.  Perhaps it was good that after such seclusion I was not jolted straight back into 21st Century industrial estates, shopping malls and housing estates.  Maybe it was a…

The Ridgeway – Day Three

The Ridgeway Day Three – Wantage to Goring and Streatley   Well-rested after Day Two of Walking the Ridgeway and well-satiated by a filling breakfast and with lovely memories to treasure I re-packed my rucksack and set off in the early morning mist from The Court Hill Centre to begin Day Three of my Ridgeway…

The Ridgeway – Accommodation and Where to Stay

  In August 2015 I walked the Ridgeway National Trail solo.  It was quite a challenge for me organising and walking the trail independently and alone.  I thought it might be useful to list the sources I found helpful when sorting out my accommodation: Sources to Search I started with the Ridgeway National Trail Website…

The Ridgeway – The Court Hill Centre, Wantage

  The Court Hill Centre, The Ridgeway   At the end of day two of my walk of the Ridgeway National Trail I shuffled along, cold but sweaty, bruised, covered in chalk dust into the warmth of a tea room at the Court Hill Centre. The lovely ladies behind the counter made no comment about…

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…

Welcome to my Walking Blog

  My book “The Woman Who Walked Through Fear” has now been published by Sitting Duck Press.  The book describes my adventures during my Gratitude Walk of the Pilgrims’ Way, my journey through life and my recovery from alcoholism.    My official book launch was on 25 May from 7.00 – 8.30 at Flitwick Library, Beds. Tickets…