A self-sufficient hike along the Ridgeway

The Ridgeway is the oldest road in Europe, it’s about ninety miles long, and I want to walk along it

I think I can do it in eight or nine days, and want to do it completely self-sufficiently. This means carrying all of the food and drink I’ll need throughout the trip.

Kit list

  • Rucksack
  • Bivi bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Thermarest
  • Boots
  • Sandals
  • Socks
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Fleece
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Cap
  • Head torch
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper or baby wipes
  • Pain killers
  • Blister patches
  • Plasters
  • Mobile phone
  • Solar charger
  • Spoon
  • Three bottles of water
  • Nine bags of cereal
  • Nine cartons of soya milk
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Snickers/flapjacks
  • Cous cous/noodles
  • Lighter
  • Stove
  • Book to read
  • Notebook
  • Guidebook
  • Pens

That’s a lot to carry bit at least as I get weaker the bag will get lighter.

And once I’ve done the hike I’ll need a way to get back from Avebury.