The Ridgeway is an ancient track across England, a 4,000 year-old trade route, and today a National Trail. It links hillforts, barrows and hill figures and passes through spectacular landscapes. It is Britain’s oldest road and it’s right on our doorstep, on the edge of the Downs, for everyone to enjoy.
On Sunday, 7 April, The Friends of the Ridgeway are holding an Open Day at the Court Hill Centre near Wantage. Why not take a walk on The Ridgeway, and enjoy one of Britain’s finest views. Visit nearby Segsbury Castle hillfort, and spot wildlife and spring flowers. Drop in to the Court Hill Centre any time between http://www.wantage.com/wp.30am and 3.30pm and find out more about the trail and how you can help to keep it special. Have a snack at the Barn Café. Meet the volunteers who help to preserve the ancient track, and join in a discussion about the future of the National Trails. With exhibitions of art inspired by the Ridgeway landscape and a birds of prey display, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy.
To get to the Court Hill Centre, take the A338 south from Wantage for 2 miles. Turn right into The Centre just before the crest of Court Hill www.courthill.org.uk
The Friends of the Ridgeway, is a charity (number 1http://www.wantage.com/wp7926) which helps to preserve and protect The Ridgeway, to raise awareness of it and promote its quiet enjoyment. www.ridgewayfriends.org.uk