Channel 4 - Walking through History - Stonehenge
Wiltshire is home to arguably the greatest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Europe, if not the world!
The 45 mile route begins at Windmill Hill before heading south to spend the first day walking amongst the stone circles of Avebury.
Download the walk; http://www.channel4.com/microsites/W/Walking-Through-History/Walking-Through-History2-Stonehenge.pdf
The download includes full day by day walking instructions with accompanying history guide.
Discover how the famous monuments of the area are connected and what they can tell us about life, and death, in Neolithic Britain. The walk takes us across some of the most beautiful landscape in the south west, as we uncover the actions of our ancestors here between 4000 and 2000BC.
Day 1A gentle first day with plenty of time for admiring the monuments encountered along the route.
- Windmill Hill to Avebury via Avebury Stone Circle and the Sanctuary
Distance: 6.5 miles
We up the pace as we hunt for hard evidence of our elusive ancestors at Silbury Hill and the West Kennet Long Barrow. We skirt the Marlborough Downs and head up and over Milk Hill for some more modern mysteries, like crop circles.
- Avebury to Honeystreet, via Silbury Hill, Swallowhead Springs, West Kennet Long Barrow, Field of Sarsen Stones, Milk Hill and the Alton Barnes White Horse, and Adam's Grave.
Distance: 15.5 miles
We follow our ancestors down the River Avon to the greatest prehistoric monument of them all – Stonehenge.
- Honeystreet to Stonehenge via: Durrington Walls, West Amesbury Henge and the Avenue
Distance: 23.5 miles
OS Explorer Maps 157, 130 (1:25k) or OS Landranger 173, 184 (1:50k)
All distances are approximate so allow plenty of time