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.
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
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…
Carol and Vic Benson from the marvellous local radio station Swindon 105.5 dropped in recently for a chin wag with me for their Voice of the Villages show . If you’d like to hear me chatting to Carol about matters archaeological at Avebury you can click here to find the podcast. The interview will be available until the end of October
Avebury is packed full of surprises. Did you know that when the ditch of Avebury henge was first dug it was 9 metres deep?