Hampshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire are home to a number of noteworthy landscapes from Avebury, to Stonehenge, Beacon Hill, Clarendon Palace, Old Sarum, Wood henge, and many more. I would like to spend 2018 visiting a different site each month.
I suspect January may be a little cold but that shouldn’t put us off. We will start at Avebury, in Wiltshire, followed by Clarendon Palace in February, The New Forest in March and on from there.
The format will be similar to the monthly ‘River Test; Source to Sea’.
Avebury, Wiltshire – World Heritage Site
Monday 22nd January,
Meet at NT car park. £25/day
World-famous stone circle, and museum in the heart of a prehistoric landscape
At Avebury, the world’s largest prehistoric stone circle partially encompasses a pretty village. Millionaire archaeologist Alexander Keiller excavated here in the 1930s, and there is a museum bearing his name.
Arranged in two parts, the Alexander Keiller Museum is divided into the Stables, displaying archaeological treasures from across the World Heritage Site, and the Barn, a 17th-century threshing barn housing interactive displays and children’s activities that reveal the story of this ancient landscape.