Category Archives: Walk

Ancient Avebury: Walk and Talk with an Archaeologist – Wednesday 20 July


Along the way we’ll delve into the mysteries of West Kennet long barrow


On Wednesday 20 July. I’m going to be leading a half-day walk  through the Avebury  landscape. If you’d like to join me there are  just a few places left, but booking is essential.

We’ll be exploring a Neolithic tomb, encountering Europe’s largest prehistoric mound and talking about how the latest discoveries are transforming our ideas of ancient Avebury. On our return to Avebury after the walk  you’ll join me for a delicious light lunch.

You can find out more and book your place here.

Archaeology Workshop: Avebury the Henge Years

On Tuesday 14 July the Curator of our Museum Dr Ros Cleal and I will be offering you the opportunity to step  into the world of the Avebury henge builders for the day. We’ll be sharing some of our latest discoveries; I’ll be taking you on a field visit to Avebury Henge and Stone Circles and Ros will be giving you the opportunity to see finds from the Museum collections that are normally behind closed doors.

Take a look at our events listings to find out more and to book yourself onto a journey into our ancient past.

Discover Avebury!

If you’ve always fancied learning more about the Avebury landscape and are free next Wednesday you’re in luck. There are just a few places left on  my all day Discover Avebury! walk.

Discover the hidden story of the Avebury Landscape on Wednesday 20 August

Discover the hidden story of the Avebury Landscape on Wednesday 20 August

Our journey will take us from the Neolithic to the present day. Along the way we’ll  wend our way through the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle and the West Kennet Avenue, explore West Kennet Long Barrow and discover the secrets of Saxon and Medieval Avebury.

 We’ll be walking around 5 miles in total (about 3 1/2 in the morning and a more leisurely 1 1/2 miles in the afternoon). But we’ll break our journey by returning to the Old Farmyard for a delicious light lunch prepared by our Circles Café team. Tickets are priced at £30 (including lunch and parking) and booking is essential. To book call 01672 538 016. You can find out more on our Avebury events page.

I hope you can join me on our ramble through one of the world’s most extraordinary places…