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The Ridgeway - A Dog Walker's Guide

The Ridgeway - A Dog Walker's Guide

by: Debbie Kendall and Nigel Vile
Walking your dog can be a joy with the ease of familiar routes. But what if you fancy a change of scenery? Once you get off your home patch, it can be hard to know where to walk safely with your dog and which pubs and cafes will welcome you both.

Here is a selection of 20 tried and tested circular walks ranging in length between 2.5 and 8.5 miles, specifically designed to be suitable for dogs and their owners. The routes pass by a number of quintessential English villages, many of which boast welcoming, dog friendly pubs, along with ancient churches, remote hamlets, stunning views, idyllic cottages, imposing country manor houses and delightful nature reserves.

You'll cover wide open rolling chalk downland crossing the Wessex Downs, then, in contrast, the wooded hills and picturesque valleys of the Chiltern Hills, overlooking the Vales of Aylesbury and Oxfordshire. Best of all there's plenty of places for your dog to run free when walking the Ridgeway.

Each of the walks begins with practical information including type of terrain, where to park, how to get there, nearest refreshments, and dog factors including distance, any road walking, livestock, stiles and contact details for a local vet. The route finding instructions which follow are clear and written in numbered paragraphs. Accompanying sketch maps show the paragraph number locations to assist easy navigation. The book includes numerous full colour photographs.

The walk locations are:
Avebury - 6 miles
Broad Hinton - 5.5 miles
Barbury Castle - 5.5 miles
Liddington Hill - 5 miles
Bishopstone - 4 miles
Uffington - 3.5 miles
The Lambourn Downs - 7 miles
East Hendred - 4 miles
West Ilsley - 5 miles
Compton - 5 miles
South Stoke - 4.5 miles
Nuffield - 7.5 miles
Watlington Hill and Swyncombe - 8.5 miles
Crowell - 7 miles
Bledlow and Lodge Hill - 5 miles
Whiteleaf Hill and Pulpit Hill - 3 miles
Coombe Hill and Chequers - 4.5 miles
Swan Bottom and Hale Wood - 4.5 miles
Pitstone Hill and the Ashridge Estate - 4.5 miles
Ivinghoe Beacon - 2.5 miles

ISBN 9781846743443 Pages 95 (2017) 148mm x 210mm


Price: 7.95