Ancient Avebury landscape walk

The Waden Hill circuit takes in some of the Neolithic monuments which make up this ancient and intriguing landscape. The volunteer guide will help you to unlock their past by explaining the history of the landscape as you walk.

  • Booking essential

As a World Heritage Site, the archaeologically rich landscape of Avebury has long been recognised as holding the key to our past. You can discover more of the landscape's history on this walk of around 2 miles which takes in part of Avebury stone circle, West Kennet Avenue and Silbury Hill. With beautiful vistas and wide open skies you can also enjoy the stunning scenery.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £8.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 2491895
Suitability
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Please meet outside the Museum Barn.
What to bring and wear
Wear suitable clothing for a walk outdoors and sturdy shoes.
Accessibility
The walk will include some slopes and rough ground. Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.
Other
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome. This is because some of the fields on the walk may have livestock in them. The walk is about two miles long and regular stops will be taken to talk about features in the landscape.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
2 April 2017 13:30 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Hazel Barry-Scott
Email
Hazel.Barry-Scott@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01672 538036

Upcoming events

Stonehenge and Avebury walking challenge

Fri 24 Mar 2017
01:00-23:59
An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors in this iconic landscape, rich in archaeology, wildlife and plants. You can enjoy these wide open spaces by challenging yourself to complete all eight walks - once done you'll have walked 50km.

Away from Avebury: pop-up exhibition

Fri 24 Mar 2017
11:00-16:00
The exhibition 'Away from Avebury' will return to the Servants' Hall at Avebury Manor. Delve into the adventures of some of Avebury's past owners as you discover where they journeyed to.

Mother's Day afternoon tea

Sat 25 Mar 2017
12:00-15:30
The old library and tea-room at Avebury Manor is the perfect place to treat your Mum to a traditional afternoon tea. The period-style atmosphere complete with books and mismatched china makes this a memorable experience for all.

Gardener's question time

Fri 31 Mar 2017
14:00-15:00
Chat to head gardener Simon Brooks to discover more about Avebury Manor Garden or ask a question to solve a problem you've been having with your own garden!

Ancient Avebury landscape walk

Sun 02 Apr 2017
13:30-16:00
The Waden Hill circuit takes in some of the Neolithic monuments which make up this ancient and intriguing landscape. The volunteer guide will help you to unlock their past by explaining the history of the landscape as you walk.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt and other spring activities

Sat 08 Apr 2017
11:00-16:00
Have you begun to see the first signs of spring as nature wakes up? We will be celebrating this time of the year with lots of family activities; you can hunt for the spring hares as part of the Cadbury hunt or get creative with craft activities.