Walking

Walking trail

Circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge

Walking trail

This walk explores two major historic monuments, Durrington Walls and Stonehenge, in the heart of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

Take in views of Stonehenge from the chalk grasslands

On this circular walk you will discover the landscape in its full glory from the Bronze Age barrows to the First World War military railway track, as well as its diverse wildlife and plants.

Visitors on King Barrow Ridge, Stonehenge Landscape

Map

Map route for circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge walk

Start:

Woodhenge car park, grid ref: SU151434

1

At Woodhenge car park, walk through the gate opposite Woodhenge and go into the field. As you walk downhill you are entering Durrington Walls.

2

At the centre of Durrington Walls you are standing in the biggest complete henge in Britain. Next, turn left and walk up the hill, you came down to the corner of this field until you have reached a gate.

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3

Go through the gate, cross the road through another gate. Walk past the sarsen stone to the other end of the field on your right.

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4

Turn right and follow the track until you meet a crossroad of footpaths. Turn left and follow the bridleway until you see a sign saying King Barrows and turn right. Follow the footpath round past the woods and you will meet a gate on your right-hand side.

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5

Go through the gate on your right and follow the path straight down the valley and through the gate at the bottom of the hill and then continue up the hill.

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6

You are now walking along the avenue which is the final approach to Stonehenge.

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7

Spend some time at Stonehenge and explore its history. A ticket can be purchased from an English Heritage member of staff. Once you are ready to move on walk across the field you were in to your left and there is a gate at the bottom left hand corner of the field.

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A view of Stonehenge on a sunny day, with the stones in the distance

8

Go through the farm gates (or climb the stiles) at the bottom and walk up the hill keep the fence on your left hand side until you reach the end of the field.

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9

Go through the gate at the end of the field and walk past the woods on your right. You have reached the same crossroads as in point 4. You can trace back your steps to Durrington Walls by following points 1 to 3 in reverse.

End:

Woodhenge car park, grid ref: SU151434

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Circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge

Terrain

This circular walk follows hard tracks and gently sloping downs. Surfaces can be uneven, with potholes or long tussocky grass.

Dogs welcome on a lead and under control, as sheep and cattle graze the fields and there are ground-nesting birds.

Circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge

Contact us

Circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge

How to get here

Address
Woodhenge, Wiltshire, SP4 7AR
By train

Salisbury station, 9 miles (14km) from Woodhenge car park.

By road

Woodhenge car park is 1.75 miles (2.8km) north of Amesbury, follow signs from A345.

By bus

Wilts & Dorset X5, between Salisbury, Pewsey, Marlborough and Swindon; service 16 from Amesbury, request stop at Woodhenge.

By bicycle

National Cycle Network Route 45 runs south-east of the property.

Circular route from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome on a lead and under control