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Woodhenge and The Cuckoo Stone - 5.5 mile Circular Walk via Stonehenge

  • 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:

www.harvester.co.uk/theamesburyarchersalisbury/ourmenus/



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  • Paul G.

    Excellent walk Linda. Thanks for the work you put in to organising it!

    February 4, 2014

  • Linda M.

    It was pleasure to be able to take so many people on this walk on such a beautiful day.

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for a lovely walk Linda. I really enjoyed it!

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great walk really enjoyed it. Have shared my 2 best pics of the day :)

    February 2, 2014

  • Georgie B.

    Good walk, good company, nice weather. Thanks Linda.

    February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a lovely walk in the sunshine. Some interesting information as well. Thanks Linda

    February 2, 2014

  • Jackie

    Lovely walk and company. Some stunning views in the Sun, albeit a little chilly! Thanks Linda.

    February 2, 2014

  • John F

    Sorry Linda, tax returns require immediate attention so will have to pass on this walk although I was looking forward to it.

    February 2, 2014

  • Katie

    Hope to.come

    February 1, 2014

  • Della

    sorry to cancel all way on my own

    February 1, 2014

  • kerri

    Sorry linda not feeling very well, will have to cancel, shame im going to miss the walk. Della was coming with me but as she doesnt like driving, she will have to cancel as well, sorry to let you all down.

    February 1, 2014

  • Katie

    Hope to.come

    February 1, 2014

  • Linda M.

    weather is looking lovely for the walk. sunny day 8 degrees. just to remind you, we will meet in the Harvester car park and take fewer cars down to woodhenge due to the small car park there.

    February 1, 2014

  • Lisa M.

    Really wanted to do this but have had a miserable week due to illness and it looks like I will not be back on form by tomorrow

    February 1, 2014

  • Judith

    Hi. My back is playing up again :( so can't come on Sunday. Hope weather is kind to you all. Have fun x

    January 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Linda got to go to London Sunday for work

    January 30, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would anyone like to share a lift? I'm happy to drive and pick people up from Portsmouth/Southsea area or pick people up on the way :)

    January 16, 2014

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