A slightly different area this week, and not one to have featured on the website before. I’m in Wiltshire, staying with my boys at my brothers and his wife’s house. It had been nearly a year since the cousins last saw each other and it was time to sort that out. Whilst there my brother had organised a saunter around Walkers Hill taking in the impressive Wansdyke ( a bit like Offa’s Dyke) which was built around 490AD to keep out the West Saxons and stop them entering the West Country. The mist stopped the views but the idea to get them away from there screens for a couple of hours worked wonders. Before heading back to my brothers we also called in at Avebury, the worlds largest stone circle (no photos unfortunately). A superb place which was filling nicely with those there to celebrate the solstice the next morning. I will be back there on my next visit to have a proper look around and see the huge stone row and circle. All in all a great visit to family in Swindon.
Start – New Town/Knap hill parking
Route – Wansdyke – Milk Hill – White Horse – Adams Grave/Walkers Hill – parking spot
Distance – 3 miles Start time – 10.30am Time taken – 1hr 50mins inc sarney stop Highest Point – Milk Hill 294m