The Great Stones Way

Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury

A guidebook to the Great Stones Way, a 36-mile walk through the Wiltshire Downs from Barbury Castle south of Swindon to Old Sarum north of Salisbury. The walk is divided into 6 stages with each stage ranging from 4 to 11 miles. Les mer
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A guidebook to the Great Stones Way, a 36-mile walk through the Wiltshire Downs from Barbury Castle south of Swindon to Old Sarum north of Salisbury. The walk is divided into 6 stages with each stage ranging from 4 to 11 miles. The walk passes through countryside adorned with significant historical sites and relics from ages past, with short detours to the world-famous Stonehenge and equally enchanting Avebury henge.

Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping. Also included is a route summary table, information about facilities en route, plus maps for Avebury henge and Stonehenge. Rich with history and showcasing picturesque landscapes, this is a walk that can be savoured over the course of a week or enjoyed as an energetic weekend adventure. Good transport links are available at each end.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Map key 6

Overview map 7

Introduction 9

The Great Stones Way 9

History 10

Geology and nature 11

Planning your walk 12

Getting to and from the Way 13

When to walk 14

Where to stay 15

Food and drink 15

Waymarking, access and rights of way 15

Using this guide 16

The Great Stones Way 19

Stage 1 Coate Water to Barbury Castle 20

Stage 2 Barbury Castle to Overton Hill 25

Avebury loop 27

Stage 3 Overton Hill to Casterley Camp 32

Wansdyke and Alton Barnes White Horse route 33

Marden Henge route 39

White Horse Trail route 41

Stage 4 Casterley Camp to Netheravon 44

Stage 5 Netheravon to Great Durnford 48

Stonehenge loop 54

Stage 6 Great Durnford to Old Sarum (or Salisbury) 61



Appendix A Route summary table 67

Appendix B Useful contact information 69

Appendix C Itinerary planner 70



Appendix D Accommodation near the route 72

Om forfatteren

Steve Davison is a writer and photographer who has lived in Berkshire for over 25 years. He has written a number of books as well as articles for magazines and national and local newspapers, specialising in hill-walking and UK and European travel, and counts nature, geology and the countryside among his particular interests. A keen hill-walker for many years, and a Mountain Leader, Steve has also worked as a part-time outdoor education instructor. He is also a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild.