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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…

 

 

 

Avebury Dig 2014 – Day 3

Removal of the backfill continued and we’re now down into untouched deposits.

Finds so far have included worked flint, possible Mesolithic bladelets and medieval pottery sherds but it’s early days…

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust (in blue in photo), visited Avebury and spent over an hour at the dig, in temperatures hotter than the surface of the sun! She discussed the work with Dr Nick, Dr Alistair Pike (right of photo), Dr Josh Pollard, Dr Mark Gillings and our very own Dr Ros, not to mention the students from the Universities of Southampton and Leicester.

 

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust, visits the dig

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director General of the National Trust, visits the dig.