Feb 2, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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A magnificent walk through ancient history. We start at Woodhenge which dates from 2300 BC and is a Neolithic henge and timber circular monument. Then onto Durrington Walls where you will stand in the biggest complete Henge in Britain.
Then we will go and visit the mysterious solitary Cuckoo Stone before making our way to King Barrow Ridge. There you will see Bronze Age burial mounds that stand among ancient beech trees, with views of Stonehenge and the downs. You can see them to your left or south east of you. These are the only barrows that have not been excavated as they were covered by trees until a storm hit in 1990. Then we will walk down the impressive Avenue 1.5 miles long to Stonehenge. This may have been the ceremonial route and entrance to the stone circle.
We will then make our way back via the Cursus which is a huge rectangular earthwork enclosure predating Stonehenge by 500 years.
And on to the old railway line that used to be Lark Hill Military Light Railway (LMLR). It ran through the landscape from Amesbury to Larkhill and on to the Stonehenge aerodrome from 1914 until 1929. It was built as an extension to the existing Amesbury-Bulford railway in response to the increase in military activity during the First World War.The line to Stonehenge closed in 1923, with the LMLR closing completely in 1929.
PARKING - THERE IS A SMALL FREE CAR PARK OPPOSITE WOODHENGE AND ALSO JUST AS YOU TURN INTO FARGO ROAD. THERE IS PLENTY OF VERGE PARKING AVAILABLE NEAR WOODHENGE.
NO DOGS ON THIS WALK PLEASE.
WE WILL DO SOME DRUMMING AT WOODHENGE BEFORE SETTING OFF SO BRING A DRUM IF YOU HAVE ONE.
We will be eating at the Amesbury Archer Pub afterwards. To see the menu, please go to the link below: