Please note that, with regret, this blog is now closed and no more posts will be forthcoming. This decision was made so I can concentrate on my role as contributor/webmaster for www.torsofdartmoor.co.uk. There is no immediate plan to remove the existing content so please feel free to enjoy. Thanks for following. Cheers, Paul
The Ridgeway in Aid of The Bobby Moore Fund
The Ridgeway National Trail is 85 miles long, stretching from Avebury in Wiltshire, over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east, finishing near Ivinghoe in Hertfordshire. Reputed to be the oldest road in Britain, the trail follows the same route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.
The challenge was to walk the trail in around 7 days, in aid of The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research. Our journey began on Friday 20th October, travelling to Marlbrough for an overnight stay, setting off early the next morning.
The event was a success for Simon, who did a great job and managed to walk the 85 miles in just 6 days!! Well done Simon!!
I, unfortunately, had to pull out after 12 miles with a foot and hip injury. Despite this, I hung around encouraging Simon, and supplying the odd cup of coffee along the way.
Thanks to all who have sponsored us. Here is the video of the event:
Anyone who happens to read my ramblings will notice that the posts had dried up over the past four months. Fear not, I am still alive and very well! My attention to the blog has been remiss as I have been embroiled and a little overwhelmed by a special project that has now reached its conclusion and I am happy to announce here!
The law condemns the man or woman Who steals a goose from off a common: But lets the greater villain loose Who steals the common from the goose.
A rambler ascending from Belstone with the intention of reaching the summit of Cosdon, will likely pass a fine granite post close to the boundary wall of Skaigh known as Ska Corner (Grid SX 63307 93312). Closer inspection will reveal the intriguing inscriptions 'SZ1' and 'DC1’.