The Ridgeway40 Walk

40 miles on foot in one day

Rules - Terms and Conditions

General Information

CLOSING DATE – See Entry Forms page (deadline will be strictly adhered to, with no entries being accepted after the closing date).

THE START for walkers is at any time between 08.00 and 08.30 from Overton Hill. Anyone planning to run the whole route and expects to complete it in a fast time should start at 08.30. Notes:

  1. Runners starting at 08.30 needing shelter can remain on the coach that will park at Overton Hill
    until 08.25
  2. Check cards will be issued in advance to entrants using the coach from Streatley and will be available on the morning of the walk at Overton Hill for those travelling there independently
  3. Route map downloadable from this website. See maps.
  4. CERTIFICATES WILL BE AWARDED to all entrants who complete the walk

CERTIFICATES WILL BE AWARDED to all entrants who complete the walk and must be collected at the finish.

CARE & SAFETY - Please take great care when crossing or walking along roads. (Note: Most of the route in Wiltshire and the track between CP 5 and Streatley are classed as byways open to all traffic so you may encounter cars and motorbikes along these sections. The route crosses some of the highest land in the area so it is very exposed in those stretches. Wind and rainproof clothing should be carried in case of bad weather. If it is sunny, you may wish to consider using a high factor sun tan cream, especially on your right hand side, and it is always advisable to make sure that you are not dehydrated.

EVERYONE taking part in this event does so at their own risk. Please ensure that you are equipped adequately for such a long trek. Please keep to the designated paths.

ROUTE FINDING is the responsibility of the entrant, using the route map in conjunction with the relevant OS maps.

LIMIT OF ENTRIES is 400 persons.

ENTRY FEE – See our Entry Form

STREATLEY YOUTH HOSTEL – The Ridgeway 40 Walk Association have block booked Streatley Youth Hostel for the event period so bookings must be made through the Entries Secretary. Please see Accommodation page for special arrangements regarding hostel meals.

RIDGEWAY20 EVENT – The Ridgeway 20 event is run by a different organiser. Please use the email address on the contacts page if you wish to enter or need any information about this event.

Terms and Conditions of Entry

  1. The Ridgeway 40 is open to any person over 18 on the day. An entry form must be completed by each entrant and submitted with the appropriate fee
    Those under 18 but over 14 may enter if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or by an adult authorised by a parental consent letter. Please hand the consent letter to the start marshal at Overton Hill. No letter no start. If the accompanying adult retires the minor must also retire.
  2. A condition of entry is that you are in good health and have no medical condition that may cause undue concern or inconvenience to others. You accept that you participate at your own risk and that no liability is accepted by the organisers for injury, damage or loss sustained by you before, during or after the event.
  3. All entrants must wear or carry appropriate clothing, waterproofs and footwear for an event of this nature.
  4. All entrants must carry maps LR173 and LR174 or suitable alternative, plus mug and drinking water.
  5. Any sections through private farmland must be strictly adhered to. Dogs must be on leads at all times and have public liability insurance.
  6. Please observe the Country Code especially with reference to closing gates appropriately.
  7. Cancellation of an entry on or before closing date will have the fee and any coach fare refunded less £3.00. Otherwise, entry fees and coach bookings are forfeit.
  8. Retirement: If you are retiring, you must hand your check card to a marshal at a checkpoint. If it is not possible for you to reach a marshal, you must hand your check card to another person to hand in, or telephone the emergency phone number shown on your check card.
  9. CHECKPOINT CLOSING TIMES: At any time in the walk, marshals have the right to retire anybody who is going so slowly that they will miss CP closing times. Walkers arriving later than the check points official closing time will be automatically retired, see the Check Point Information on our Map Page for specific information regarding Check Point opening and closing times:
    1. These cut off times are for your safety and the safety of marshals, drivers and support services, who are all volunteers.
    2. There will be transport at checkpoints to take retired walkers to Streatley if they wish.  Depending on circumstances there may be a wait.
  10. It is each entrant's responsibility to be recorded appropriately at all checkpoints.
Next event
6th May 2017
Entries are now open

Memories of Past Events

The start - 2010 Participant being 'checked-in' at the start of the 2010 event

 

2010_cp1Anne and Arthur Goulding checking the participant at Barbury Castle (CP1)

 

2010_cp2Anne Bellwood at CP2 (9.5 mile point) assisting with drinks and general support

 

cp3 - taking notesReviewing the results at cp3

 

cp4 - food stop

Food being handed out at cp4 to participant wanting creamy rice.