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Jan 27

The Ridgeway 16k - Avebury to Ogbourne St George


Edited: Feb 19


I have an idea for a fun day out for the Berkshire Trail Runners...


Avebury to Ogbourne st George via the Ridgeway: 16.8km with an elevation gain of 161m. Possible away run for April / May? Any thoughts anyone?


Cars would need to be place at Ogbourne St George (nr A346) for return to Avebury, and possibly Barbury Castle Car park @ 10K (for safety). Driving time from either Barbury Castle or Ogbourne St George to Avebury is approx 18 min.


Logistically we would need to meet initially at Ogbourne SG to drop off one or more cars, (depending on the number of cars and runners) and then proceed onto Avebury for the start.


For safety each runner should carry a backpack with 2L of water, wind / waterproofs, extra layers and a fully charged phone. You may also consider leaving a “recovery pack” containing water and energy bars / snacks in the vehicle(s) left at Ogbourne St George to refuel at the end.


The route is largely through open country away from civilization (yipee), however we do cross a road at 6.7k (chalk white horse) and pass by the Barbury castle car park at 9.4k should we incur any injuries. It will then be a short drive back to Avebury 10 miles for drinks and food at the Red Lion within the Avebury stone circle!


Garmin Course:


Reading to Avebury: 50 miles / 1 hour

Avebury to Ogboune St George on the Rigeway - 16K

The Ridgeway:


Barbury Castle:

Ogbourne St George:

Red Lion:

Taxis: Ogbourne Taxis 07791 673192


Route to Ogbourne SG: M4 J15 > A346 south.

Ogbourne SG to Avebury: A346 south > A4 west > B4003 north at West Kennet.




Would a sat or Sunday around 6th/7th or 20th/21st work?

Wouldn't be able to do either of those personally (that goes for Dean too) as we're already away on the 6/7 with the triathlon club and it's my mum's 70th birthday celebrations on the 20/21. The weekends in-between we have the kids :(

Pat the 20/21 clashes with the Snowdon push maybe in May or July if we hydrate the hotter month's shouldn't make that much difference ?

If we can make this work I will just have to pick a date and hope it suits as many as possible. Rather do it sooner rather than later as we may be able to do more outings later in the year.


I’d be interested depending on date

Feb 19

Have always wanted to do a Rideway run so yes up for it

Interested too depending on the date :)

Free most weekends I think in April if that helps Patrick?

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