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Stonehenge Landscape Tour

The millions of visitors that have visited Stonehenge over the years probably have not realised that they are standing only a tiny part of the ancestral landscape.

The landscape of Stonehenge has been visited for at least 10,000 years…….why?

Do join Don Bryan, a lecturer in history and archaeology as he brings the landscape to life.

Starting at Durrington Walls, this all day walk first visits Durrington Neolithic Henge, the largest henge in Britain. Just recently hundreds of timber post holes have been discovered, suggesting that the monument was surrounded by a timber circle. Hear the latest theories about this massive monument.

Recent archaeological research has revealed that Durrington was a place of feasting to celebrate the life and death of our ancestors.

The next site to be visited is that of Woodhenge, first discovered in the 1930’s by aerial photography. Woodhenge consists of a series of timber circles and its purpose still remains a mystery. Recent archaeological excavation have revealed two other similar structure along the ridge leading to Amesbury and the River Avon.

The Cuckoo Stone is a single sarsen stone standing not too far away from Woodhenge. Called the Cuckoo Stone because it is not part of a larger monument. Don will demonstrate by dowsing the importance of this monument.
The “ancestral pathway” from Durrington Walls to the Stonehenge Avenue will be explored.

The Stonehenge Avenue is next on our list of sites to visit. The Avenue is so important to the Stonehenge Landscape. Starting at the River Avon at West Amesbury, it curves across the hills heading towards Stonehenge. In the centre of this avenue we will discover an energy line that is in the very centre of The Avenue.

The Stonehenge Cursus is a Neolithic Linear feature, older than Stonehenge. It comprises of two parallel banks and ditches about a 100 paces wide and 1.7 miles long. Its purpose still remains a mystery.

After viewing The Cursus we re-join the Stonehenge Avenue and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors to view the Stonehenge Monument itself. Don will explain the latest theories as to the phasing of the monument and explain about the two powerful energy lines that cross in the centre of Stonehenge.

After a visit to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre we return to Durrington Walls to end the day at The Stonehenge Inn for a well-earned drink.