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Strider’s Ride Round England

Mounted on his horse, Strider, William Reddaway completed the first modern equestrian journey to thirty of Great Britain’s historic cathedrals and abbeys. The team covered 4,200 kilometres (2,600 miles).

Before setting off in 2013, William explained how he had determined his route.

“The basic route is set by the Four Corners and the Thirty Cathedrals. I will start and finish at the Farncombe Estate, on the side of the Cotswolds near the village of Broadway, where I worked from 1983 to 2011, and go: Gloucester, Hereford, Worcester, Coventry, Lichfield, Chester, Sheffield, Bowness-on-Solway (1st Corner), Carlisle, Berwick-upon-Tweed (2nd Corner), Durham, Ripon, York, Lincoln, Southwell, Peterborough, Ely, Norwich, Bury St Edmunds, St Albans, Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre, St Pauls, Southwark, Rochester, Canterbury, North Foreland (3rd Corner), Chichester, Winchester, Salisbury, Exeter, Truro, Lands End (4th Corner), Wells, Bristol, Oxford, Gloucester, and as a bonus for love of a wonderful place, Tewkesbury.”


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