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.

Planning my walk along The Ridgeway

Planning my walk along The Ridgeway

I received this book as a gift after mentioning that I’d like to walk along the Ridgeway. So, with this to help my planning I’ve decided I’m going to walk it in sections over the next few months.