Stanton Drew Walk
This short walk visits the Stanton Drew Stone Circles in Somerset.
The area is run by English Heritage and includes three ancient stone circles. It is notable as the third largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England.
You can start the walk from the car park at the site. Then follow footpaths east to explore the circles. The largest of these is known as the Great Circle, measuring 113 metres (371 ft) in diameter. It is the second largest stone circle in Britain after the Avebury Stones. The scheduled ancient monument is throught to date from the Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age period.
Part of the route uses the Two Rivers Way which you can use to extend your walking in the area.
Stanton Drew PostcodeBS39 4EW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Stanton Drew Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Stanton Drew Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Stanton Drew OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Stanton Drew Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Stanton Drew Pubs/Cafes
The Druids Arms is located next to the site and offers an alternative start/finish point. They serve delicious food which you can enjoy with a country view in the lovely large garden area. You can find them at postcode BS39 4EJ for your sat navs.
Stanton Drew Dog Walking
Due to the livestock on the fields no dogs are allowed on the site. You can pick up public footpaths around the site though. The Druids Arms mentioned above is dog friendly with biscuits provided.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
You can extend the walk by heading a short distance to the east to visit the impressive Pensford Viaduct. The climb to the viewpoint at the Iron Age Maes Knoll also starts from Pensford village.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Mendip Hills Walks and the Somerset Walks pages.