Avebury Circular Walk

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Avebury Stone Circle
Avery Stone Circle, by Tony Grist

Photo – Standing stones in Avebury – Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three stone circles, around the village of Avebury in Wiltshire. It is owned and managed by the National Trust. Photo Credit: © Copyright Steve Daniels and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
Photo West Kennet Long Barrow sign by Troxx [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo of Avebury Stone Circle photo by Tony Grist (Pubic Domain)
Photo of Silbury Hill Photograph by Greg O’Beirne [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Description

This is a circular walk, which will take you at least 2 hours, starting in Avebury, the place of the famous ancient stone circle.
This place is steeped in ancient history.
The walk starts in the big National Trust car park in Avebury, and then you head off past the mysterious man-made Silbury Hill.
SilburyHill gobeirne

After that, you make a slight detour up to the West Kennet Long Barrow.
West Kennet Long Barrow sign

Following your visit to the Barrow, you return to the loop and towards the outskirts of the villages of West Kennet and East Kennett.
Then, it’s past the remains of another stone circle, called the Sanctuary.
After a walk alongside fields, you join up with the ancient Ridgeway walk, which takes you into the famous Avebury stone circle.

Click on the link to the route on OS Maps for a follow-along route and map, as well as a fly-through of the walk.

Route Map
Avebury Circular Walk Map
Full route details can be found on
OS Maps, Ordnance Survey
Planning your visit
Facilities
Parking
Toilets
Dogs Welcome
Cafe
Picnic Area
How to get here

Here’s where you can find Avebury Circular Walk.

Directions

Follow the signs to the National Trust car park.


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