The Ridgeway Run

The Ridgeway Run

A self-guided trail running holiday along the Ridgeway National Trail from East Kennet to Ivinghoe Beacon.

4 to 7 nights
93 miles
Easy to Demanding

From £625 per person

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4 to 7 nights
93 miles
Easy to Demanding
1st February to 30th November

From £625 per person

The Ridgeway Run

The 91-mile (144 km) Ridgeway National Trail is a compelling option for the runner, as it follows an ancient path along the crest of the North Wessex Downs, passing the remnants of prehistoric settlements.

The views from the top, closest to Chinnor and Princes Risborough, take in a vast swathe of the Thames.

Once on the river bank, The Ridgeway Run follows the Thames for five miles before branching off for varied scenery. Down land, delightful valleys and rich woodland are all on the route, transforming each day’s run.

With few climbs to tackle and generally good terrain to attack, the trail provides an excellent starting point for a new trail runner, or a fast, scenic route for those with more experience.

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© Contours Walking Holidays The Ridgeway Run map
East Kennett/Ivinghoe Beacon
93 miles (148 km)
1st February to 30th November

Holiday highlights

Engaging with ancient history as you run along a track established by prehistoric man, with stone circles and ancient barrows to visit along the way.

Delving through the rolling hills of the Wessex Downs and on to the woodlands and villages of the Chiltern Hills.

Spotting the striking shape of the Uffington White Horse sketched across the hillside.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
R-RIDG2 From East Kennett(T) to Ivinghoe Beacon 4 nights, 3 days running Demanding £625
R-RIDG3 From East Kennett(T) to Ivinghoe Beacon 5 nights, 4 days running Moderate £730
R-RIDG4 From East Kennett(T) to Ivinghoe Beacon 7 nights, 6 days running Easy £915