Avebury - Calstone Wellington - Wansdyke - Avebury

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This walk takes in some wonderful views across some of our most ancient landscape. The route uses ancient trackways and monuments, including Old Bath Road and the magnificent Wansdyke.

Wansdyke is a huge linear earthwork, possibly built soon after the withdrawal of the Romans around 410AD and therefore considerably pre-dating the well-known Anglo-Saxon Offa's Dyke.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside

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Birds, Church, Flowers, National Trust, Pub, Toilets, Wildlife
19/10/2014 - Nathan Potter

The NT car park doesn't open until 0930, and closes at 1630 in the winter. I solved this problem by parking in Avebury Truslow, and picking the walk up at point 9. Walking along the Wansdyke is pretty exposed. I was very glad of having a wind proof top, even though the weather was generally good.

22/06/2011 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Nicholas Mutton for his information about the Avebury car park. June 2011. Adrian (Admin)

10/01/2009 - David Matthews

At a few waymarks are stiles rather than gates. For free parking use the CP on the A4 to the west of Beckhampton. You can start (and finish) the walk in that CP (waymark 16) but would, however, miss out the walk through Avebury.

17/09/2008 - Judy Brua

At waymark 3, there is no gate but just a narrowing soon after the information boards. The path is marked as being closed because of a dangerous wall, but in fact is passable as the wall has been rebuilt. Waymarks 6, 7 & 8, these are now gates and not stiles. Waymark 26 - the path in a southerly direction is through the middle of the castle - if you try to follow the fence too soon after the monument, you struggle through long grass. Sept 2008

30/06/2004 - Ken Mill

There is a charge for using the car park at Avebury. Ken Mill 30 June 04

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