Real taste of old Britain

Britain's oldest road is a 140-kilometre gem, but it is possible to take a few shortcuts on this famous trail - just don't tell anyone, writes Jasper Winn.

10th March, 2013
The Ridgeway is reputed to be some 5,000 years old. Photo: Jasper Winn

Britain's oldest road is a 140-kilometre gem, but it is possible to take a few shortcuts on this famous trail - just don't tell anyone.

When it comes to time travel, I prefer going back into history rather than forward into the future. The Ridgeway claims to be Britain's oldest road, tramped out by prehistoric traders some 5,000 years ago. Guidebooks, and popular tradition, recommend that walkers start the Ridgeway's 140 offroad kilometres among the...

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