Walking in the Avebury landscape

Walking the West Kennet Avenue near Avebury

Whether it's a beautiful sunny day, or a 'wellies' day, there is nothing better than getting out into the landscape.

Grab your coat, pack a picnic and stride out with one of these breathtaking walks around the Avebury landscape.

The World Heritage Site at Avebury extends much further than the village and stone circles and is the site of a globally significant prehistoric landscape.  To really get an idea of the scale of these monuments, the variety of archaeology and the interconnectivity between them, you really have to take a walk in our ancestors footsteps.  

Please note: You can download these walks for free here, or, if you prefer, you can purchase them as a pack, along with four walks in the Stonehenge landscape, as part of the Stonehenge and Avebury Walking Challenge - find out more here .

Sunrise over Silbury Hill

Around Silbury Hill

This walk takes you around one of the most important sites in the World Heritage Site. Silbury Hill is the largest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe and was built between 4,400 and 4,300 years ago. It would have taken hundreds of people working continually for several years to build Silbury Hill, using only stone and bone tools.

Discover Windmill Hill

Discover Windmill Hill

This walk explores the World Heritage Site to the north-west of Avebury. From Windmill Hill you will enjoy spectacular views back towards Avebury and Silbury Hill. The Neolithic earthworks of Windmill Hill still remain though they are difficult to pick out. Walking on Windmill Hill you will be walking in the footsteps of our ancestors over 5500 years ago.

Stone circle and village

Avebury Ridgeway walk

Starting at the heart of the World Heritage Site, this walk takes you trough the remains of the largest stone circle in the world and along the West Kennet Avenue into beautiful rolling chalk downland. You'll catch glimpses of mysterious Silbury Hill, pass Bronze Age burial mounds and walk along ancient roads with fabulous views.

West Kennet Round

West Kennet Round

This is a long walk taking in many of the ancient monuments within the Avebury World Heritage Site, including West Kennet Lomg Barrow, the Sanctuary, Silbury Hill and Avebury Henge and Stone Circles. You may also see wildlife such as deer, barn owls, red kites and brown hares as you walk around the landscape.