Cirencester Ramblers

September 30th Avebury

Nineteen members visited the henge at Avebury and admired the stone circle before joining the Wessex Ridgeway which led us up a steady climb to the Ridgeway proper.

After a quick drink break we headed back downhill to the start of the Ridgeway at Overton Hill and the Sanctuary, a Neolithic henge which predates the one at Avebury, but is linked to it by an avenue of stones.

Following the course of the River Kennet took us to the West Kennet Long Barrow and Silbury Hill and then back to the start for welcome coffee and cakes.


Some of the Avebury stones,church and Silbury Hill


Walking through one of the stone circles


We pause briefly by two of the stones


Walking up the Wessex Ridgeway and down The Ridgeway to its start


Enjoying lunch at The Sanctuary


We take a detour to visit the West Kennett Long Barrow