West Kennet Long Barrow
This walk visits a particularly impressive Neolithic chambered tomb in Wiltshire. The tomb has a fascinating history dating back over 5 thousand years to around the 37th century BC.
The walk starts from the parking lay-by just to the north of the site. From here you can pick up a footpath heading south for about half a mile. It's a short climb with fine views over the area from the high points. Silbury Hill, the East Kennet Barrow, the Sanctuary and Windmill Hill are visible on a fine day. You can also explore inside the atmospheric ancient tomb and read about the history on the English Heritage supplied information boards.
PostcodeSN8 1QH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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West Kennet Long Barrow Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
West Kennet Long Barrow Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
West Kennet Long Barrow OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
West Kennet Long Barrow Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Only assistance dogs are allowed at the site.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the north of the site you can enjoy a climb to Silbury Hill. The hill stands at a height of 30 metres (98 ft) making it the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe.
About a mile or so north of the car park there's the famous Avebury Stones to explore as well.
For more walking ideas in the area see the North Wessex Downs Walks page.