Field Trip: The Avebury Landscape - Monuments and Megaliths

Leader: Isobel Geddes, Wiltshire Geology Group

Entry Fee

Members: Free

Visitors: £3.00

Date and Time



Avebury, Marlborough SN8 1QN

Field Trip Description

This will be a walk relating local geology to archaeology in the pre-historic landscape of the Kennet valley, visiting the West Kennet long barrow, Silbury Hill, the Sanctuary and the Ridgeway then down the West Kennet Avenue to Avebury. This is a 4-5 mile walk.

Meet at Silbury Hill car park (free), SU 097 685 at 10.30am. We will be at Avebury at lunchtime so there are facilities/pub/cafe for those who prefer not to picnic. Participants can then return to their cars (1 mile) at their leisure after a tour around the stone circle/buildings (and those that have already done that, could go!). Avebury car park is free to NT members and we may arrange for some cars to be there.

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