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Walk: An evening walk from Avebury to Beckhampton

Two tickets left (at 7/6/19). Led by Isobel Geddes this 2-3 mile evening walk around Avebury and Avebury Trusloe will go as far as the Long Stones at the end of the Beckhampton Avenue.

The prehistoric past cannot be ignored in this area, with Windmill Hill to the north and Silbury Hill to the southeast as well as the stone circles and ‘avenues’ leading into Avebury henge.

The local geology is reflected in the stone circles and village buildings including St James’ Church. The walk will take about 2.5 hours.

6pm. Meet Avebury High Street (SN8 1RF- Henge Shop High St, Avebury, Marlborough SN8 1RF). Residents Car park is on right opposite shops.
The National Trust car-park is free to NT and English Heritage members (SN8 1RD. Grid ref. SU 099697), but closing times need to be checked.

Stout footwear, protective clothing to suit the prevailing weather conditions, and reasonable mobility will be required. Please ensure that you bring water and snacks; this is particularly important in hot weather.

£10 (£8 WANHS members). Booking essential – limited to 15.

Isobel Geddes is a geologist, writer and Blue Badge Guide who regards archaeology and subsequent human history as just the latest stage in the history of our planet. She has introduced people to the local historic sites for a number of years. As well as guiding, she wrote Hidden Depths: Wiltshire’s Geology and Landscapes, published in 2000 by Ex Libris Press. Subsequently she contributed walks for The Cream of South Wiltshire Walks (Hobnob Press, 2002) and wrote a chapter on the geological history of the Marlborough Downs in the English Heritage book The Avebury Landscape – Aspects of the field archaeology of the Marlborough Downs in 2005 (edited by Graham Brown, David Field & David McOmish & published by Oxbow Books). She also produces short geology & landscape guides covering local places of interest.

  • 2nd July 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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