Ridgeway Top 50
Discover 50 special things about The Ridgeway to celebrate 50 years since the Trail was opened
The Ridgeway Top 50 reveals the oldest monument, the rarest flower, the famous writers, the mysterious druids and more. What will be your favourite Top 50?
Launched by Mary-Ann Ochota on social media on New Year’s Day 2023, the Ridgeway Top 50 is a year-long treasure hunt revealing the rich history, wildlife, art, farming, sport and landmarks of The Ridgeway. It is designed to offer something new and free for everyone to enjoy online and to inspire ideas for days out and longer trips to the Trail during 2023 and beyond.
A new entry is revealed every Sunday from 8th January to 31st December 2023
Each week of 2023 will reveal a new entry added to the list below to build a complete set of 50 stories of fact and fiction linked to places to visit to experience the Top 50 first-hand. Each entry is published in conjunction with a social media post every Sunday at 7pm from 8th January to 31st December 2023 on The Ridgeway National Trail’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. You are invited to follow the Ridgeway Top 50 using the hashtag #Ridgeway50. Please share your thoughts and experiences of the Top 50 using the hashtag #Ridgeway50 to create a Ridgeway community Top 50 as a momento of the 50th anniversary.
The Top 50 may also stimulate ideas about what is important for The Ridgeway’s future. Bearing in mind topics such as the ‘climate crisis’, wellbeing, development and inclusion, everyone is invited to share their thoughts under the hashtag #Ridgeway50 on social media or by email to shape the Ridgeway Future 50 vision.