The Route

Race to the Stones map

Humans have walked up and down the Ridgeway for over 5,000 years. Now it’s your turn to follow in their footsteps.

Running from the Chilterns in Oxfordshire to the North Wessex Downs, the Ridgeway is the oldest path in Britain. For 5,000 years men and women have left their marks on the chalk paths and woodland tracks making it one of the most fascinating routes within the UK. However, it isn’t just the history which makes the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones a unique challenge, the route runs almost entirely within designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty with views to inspire you even if your legs are beginning to grumble.

People who sign up for the route will receive detailed map books with all the pitstops marked on it to help navigate and arrange for any supporters to meet them along the way. You will also receive information on sites to look forward to along the way as well as an iSpy of other Ridgeway treats to break up the day.

What you need to know

  • How Far? How Steep? How Rough?: It is an accessible route with well drained paths and tracks throughout. You can find out more about the elevation, mileages and terrain here
  • What will I see?: You can find out all the about what you will see along the way here.
  • What is the history?: For some background on who has been before you then click here

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