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Letter: The Ridgeway Trail

November 15, 2009

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To the Editor: This past spring we experienced a slice of Henry Shukman’s walk (”Hiking Into History,” Nov. 1) along England’s ancient

Ridgeway National Trail. Climbing straight uphill to the Uffington White Horse became an outdoor heart exam and victory for us 70-somethings. It was easier 40 years ago. Our reward was a great lunch at Woolstone’s White Horse pub just below.

Mr. Shukman’s lyrical poem to the Ridgeway path should inspire Anglophiles to put on their boots and get going while they’re able. Many a well-pulled pint awaits.

Jim Cahillane
Williamsburg, Mass.