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Definition of the Ridgeway from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Ridgeway

 
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an ancient path in southern England that leads from Avebury along the Berkshire Downs to the Thames at Streatley and then along the Chiltern Hills to Ivinghoe Beacon, a distance of 85 miles/137 kilometres. It was once used as a trade route, and passes several places of importance in ancient times, including the Uffington White Horse. Today the path is popular with ramblers (= people who enjoy walking in the countryside) and looked after as a national trail.