A walk from Woodhenge to Stonehenge

Monday 6 January 2020. This was a superb walk on a cold and overcast day in early January through an ancient and mysterious landscape. In the main we followed the National Trust’s designated walking trail. En route we passed the Cuckoo Stone and the barrows (burial mounds) of King Barrow Ridge. The final approach to Stonehenge was via the ancient processional way known as the Avenue, which took us to a fence a very short distance from the stones (and immediately behind the ticketed area). This memorable walk, which was easy, and even in winter not muddy (except along the old railway line), took us about two and a half hours to complete. Afterwards we bought sandwiches at the Tesco in Amesbury, intending to eat them al fresco, but heavy rain put paid to that idea, and we took them back to our house in Semley instead. Somehow the rain complemented the walk perfectly.

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