The Ridgeway40 Walk

40 miles on foot in one day

Checkpoint Information and Maps

CP Name Grid Ref Miles Opens Closes
Start Overton Hill (no CP) SU 119 681 0 07:45 08:30
CP1 Whitefield Hill SU 198 765 9.5 09:30 11:15
CP2 Fox Hill Car Park SU 233 815 14.5 10:00 13:00
CP3 Uffington Castle SU 295 859 19.5 11:00 14:45
CP4 Eastmanton Down SU 343 852 23 11:00 16:00
CP5 Yew Down (nr monument) SU 418 841 28 12:15 18:00
CP6 Compton Downs Cross Tracks SU 509 819 34.5 13:15 20:30
CP7 Starveall Turn SU 541 815 36.5 13:30 21:00
Finish Goring Village Hall SU 598 807 40 14:30 22:30

Ridgeway40 Route Map
Most of the walk follows the National Trail way-marked as the Ridgeway. Please pay attention to the map In areas with many paths such as the few miles after Bury Down (32 miles), way-marks should help keep to the correct route. The walk is different from the National Trail between Barbury Castle and Whitefield Hill (see note below that section on the map)
** This map also containing height markers (courtesy of Alan Iwi)

To download an A4 map [click here]
To download the large map [click here]**

Goring and Streatley Town Map
Map of Goring and Streatley showing locations of the Village Hall, railway station and public car parks.

To download the map [click here]
Goring and Streatley town map

Google Maps
We have entered the Ridgeway40 Route into Google Maps. Click the link below to see a satellite and terrain view of the route.

To access the map [click here]
gmaps icon

GPX and KML route files
Most GPS devices designed for outdoor sports and navigation can both create and use GPX files. The great thing about the universal nature of a GPX file is that different brands of device, with different maps loaded can all use the same GPX file. The KML file format is used by Google Maps

To download the GPX file of the Ridgeway40 route [click here]
To download the KML file of the Ridgeway40 route [click here]
gpsmaps icon

Ridgeway 40 - Schedule Calculator
This Scheduler Calculator was kindly written for us by Alan Iwi.

Alan writes - 'spreadsheet that calculates timings along the Ridgeway walk that people can aim for, based on when they want to finish, what breaks they want to allow themselves, and how much they expect to slow down during the walk.  (The boxes to be filled in contain some example figures.)  It then tells them the timings at the checkpoints and selected identifiable path junctions in between, as well as various statistics on the required speed, and flags up if any checkpoints are scheduled to be closed at the expected times.  I hope it will help people, especially newcomers, to make realistic expectations and to monitor their progress during the walk'.

To download the Scheduler [click here]
! Date for your Diary !
Next Event Date
11 May 2019

Memories of Past Events


Everyone welcome including mans best friend (photo Dave Dare)





Lovely countryside to discover during the walk (photos Dave Dare)