Beltane walk

The National Trust Ranger and a local Pagan Celebrant will take you on a 5-mile walk along the route of the Beltane Festival procession.

  • Booking essential

The ancient festival of Beltane marks May Day and the start of summer. You will learn all about the history and spirituality of the Beltane Festival and its relationship with the historic landscape of Avebury. This circular walk gives you the chance to explore the landscape in a different way and talk with an expert who can explain all about this and other ancient festivals.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £8.00
  • Child £0.00
    Child ticket = anyone under 16 years

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Please book online or by phone. Phone lines are open Mon to Fri 9am-5.30pm and weekends 9am-4pm.
Accompanied children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Museum Barn in Avebury Farmyard
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather. Please bring sturdy footwear.
The walk will include some slopes, rough ground and stiles to cross. Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
9 May 2020 11:00 - 15:00 Available

Contact Info

Rhodri Gruffydd
Call 01672 539920

Upcoming events

February half-term fun

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Families can discover what they might have needed to live in prehistoric Avebury with a free museum trail. At Avebury Manor, children 'can touch' the displays, lie on the beds or dress up in the costumes.

Build your own bird feeder

Wed 19 Feb 2020
Join the rangers for this family workshop to make bird feeders and discover the best ways to attract garden birds near your home.

Avebury sky tour

Thu 27 Feb 2020
Enjoy a tour of the night sky around the ancient stone circle at Avebury and take in its wonders from this perfect stargazing location.

Dressing Mrs Williamson

Wed 11 Mar 2020
Why not head to the Dining Room at Avebury Manor for a half hour talk on Mrs Williamson? Discover who she was, why she was packing for Jamaica in the late eighteenth century and what the journey might have been like.

Lunchtime lecture: Honey bees

Thu 12 Mar 2020
Fiona Robinson of Wiltshire Bee Centre will be giving a talk on the topic: why the honey bee is in trouble and what you can do to help.

Dressing Mrs Dunch

Wed 25 Mar 2020
Head to the Tudor parlour at Avebury Manor and watch as Mrs Dunch is dressed and her outfit built up from a linen chemise into a fine Tudor gown.