Meaning: The name is of
Saxon origin and literally means ‘hill of the streams’,
a very appropriate description considering the number
of springs at its base. A little further up, the path
runs between fairly steep banks, a sign that this was
an ancient route .
Time seems to have stood still in Wainhill; there are
houses but no roads, just the Ridgeway path. One isolated
house is given as a holiday home to poor families by
a vicar in Oxford. Another of the houses used to be
a pub called the ‘Leather Bottle’.