Our summer issue leads off with Lucy Duerdoth , National Trails Volunteer Coordinator for the Ridgeway and Thames Path National Trails, running along the Ridgeway in the Race to the Stones, raising money for Friends of the Ridgeway in the process. The volunteers themselves will be out and about throughout summer, mowing the verges. If surveying plant and animal wildlife along the Ridgeway is more to your liking, have a look at the article on the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre. We look at Poet Pam Ayres and archaeologist David Miles who visited Whitehorse Hill for filming alongside the Uffington White Horse, which will be scoured again by the public in late August. Another archaeologist, Prof. Gary Lock, University of Oxford, will be talking in Uffington, describing what has been learned from the detailed excavations of three hillforts, Uffington Castle, Segsbury Camp and Alfred’s Castle. Gina Hemmings describes her horse riding journey along the Wessex Ridgeway. Finally, our look back through our press cuttings has brought us up to the mid noughties when recreational vehicles were at last banned from the Ridgeway in Oxfordshire and during winter on most other sections.

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