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Cover of The Great Stones Way
13 Jul 2016
17.2 x 11.6 x 0.5cm
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The Great Stones Way

Avebury, Stonehenge and Salisbury

by Steve Davison
Book published by Cicerone Press

In 36 miles the Great Stones Way runs through the Wiltshire Downs from Barbury Castle near Swindon to Old Sarum on the outskirts of Salisbury. Optional detours pass England's important prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. It's perfect for a long weekend or a leisurely week, with good transport links at each end.

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  • Activities
  • Seasons
    Any time of the year, although between early spring and the end of autumn you have the chance of more settled weather and better walking conditions.
  • Centres
    Swindon, Avebury, Vale of Pewsey, Netheravon, Durrington, Amesbury, Great Durnford, Old Sarum, Salisbury
  • Difficulty
    Low level walking to suit most ages and abilities; no difficulties apart from some short steep uphill and downhill sections; can be muddy in winter; some road crossings (which can be busy) and sections along roads.
  • Must See
    Great views including: the Vale of Pewsey and Salisbury Plain; the tranquil River Avon; picturesque villages; prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge; Salisbury cathedral.
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The Great Stones Way
Geology and nature
Planning your walk
Getting to and from the Way
When to walk
Where to stay
Food and drink
Waymarking, access and rights of way
Using this guide
The Great Stones Way
Stage 1 Coate Water to Barbury Castle
Stage 2 Barbury Castle to Overton Hill
Stage 3 Overton Hill to Casterley Camp
Stage 4 Casterley Camp to Netheravon
Stage 5 Netheravon to Great Durnford
Stage 6 Great Durnford to Old Sarum (or Salisbury)
Appendix A Route summary table
Appendix B Useful contact information
Appendix C Itinerary planner
Appendix D Accommodation near the route
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