Avebury - Fyfield Down - Winterbourne Monkton - Avebury

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Avebury - Fyfield Down - Monkton Down - Winterbourne Monkton - Windmill Hill - Avebury

A long but easy walk which takes in some ancient history, pre-dating most ancient history. You pass through the source of the sarsen-stones which make up Avebury and Stonehenge stone circles and on to Windmill Hill, which is the earliest part of the Avebury complex. You get great views almost everywhere on the walk, including a view of Silbury Hill and of course, the opportunity to walk around the Avebury Henge and stone circle.

Note: a couple of the comments refer to Waymarks 16-20 being overgrown. I re-walked this walk in May 2022 and it was not the case then, although it was possible to see that Waymark 20 might become overgrown in later summer.

England - South England - Wiltshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Great Views, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Toilets
6/12/2022 - Charlie Bolton

Re-walked in May 2022. I have updated some pictures and made revisions as a result of the previous comment. I’d just observe that - to the comment of being overgrown - well, that is what happens in nature, especially later on in the summer.

7/30/2020 - Melanie MacLeod

I would not attempt this walk again. Completely overgrown in many places, sign posts and buildings no longer there. I had to fight my way through many of these paths as the grass and nettles are now waist height. I relied heavily on GPS as the photographs no longer match the way points. I cut my walk short as soon as I was able to get back onto the road (20).

7/22/2015 - Peter Whitcroft

Nice walk, but in midsummer 2015 was becoming overgrown between points 16 and 20. We need to walk it more! My top tip is to begin the walk at point 21 (Quiet layby in Mill Lane, Winterbourne Monkton), thus avoiding an eye-watering £7 National Trust car park charge in Avebury.

6/8/2014 - Karen Barnes

This was a fantastic walk with great views. It was interesting and varied and thoroughly enjoyable. Despite following the directions however our GPS indicated that we had walked just under 13 miles, this was the only negative.