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Britain’s oldest road

The 87 mile-long Ridgeway National Trail is remarkable in being the oldest road in Britain and because you can still walk it, following the same route used since prehistoric times by travellers and, herdsmen.  The route connects the Dorset and Norfolk coasts, passing over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east. It is littered with historical sites dating back to the iron age. Lots of details from the National Trail website here.

Most popular walk in Britain

A contender for this title is the 6-mile Bath Skyline walk, the most frequently downloaded trail from the National Trust webpage.  The National Trust owns 500 acres of land at the edge of the city, only a mile from the centre.  Safe from urban development, the land is a mix of woodland and meadows, rich in wildlife and flowers, with views of the famous Bath stone terraces in the valley below.