This walk explores the large Neolithic settlement and henge enclosure of Durrington Walls near Amesbury, Wiltshire. You'll also visit the Neolithic Class II henge and timber circle of Woodhenge which is located nearby.
You can start your walk from the Woodhenge car park. A short stroll takes you to 4500 year old Durrington Walls, the largest complete henge in Great Britain. After exploring the ancient site you can further explore the surrounding area on public footpaths. Just to south west you will find the Bronze Age burial mounds at King Barrow Ridge. This is a nice spot with ancient Beech trees and nice views across the area from the elevated position of the barrows. The walk then turns east towards Halfmoon Clump before following an old railway track towards Woodhenge.
The walk can easily be extended to visit nearby Stonehenge by walking along the Stonehenge Avenue from Old Kings Barrows. You could also pick up the Salisbury Country Way which passes near to the site. The long distance circular footpath explores the countryside around Salisbury, visiting several pretty villages and interesting historical sites.
There's also nice footpaths along the River Avon in nearby Amesbury. You could visit Amesbury Abbey and then follow the river south towards Normanton and Great Durnford.
You can virtually explore the area around Woodhenge by clicking on the google street view link below.
Durrington Walls PostcodeSP4 7AR
N.B Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations