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Awesome feat of Stone Age construction

I was very confused when I came up to Tan Hill. Drove up a road I wasn't allowed on (it was... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
210markd
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Brisbane
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Interesting walking adventude through the overgrown Wansdyke in Wiltshire.

Travelling south from Lockeridge, i came across the early medieval defensive linear earthworks of... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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A long ditch and bank, presumed to have been built between 778-825AD, is about 12 miles long and provides hikers with spectacular views of important British archaeology from the tops of Martinsell Hill, Knap Hill, The Tan Hill Way and many other...more
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I was very confused when I came up to Tan Hill. Drove up a road I wasn't allowed on (it was bitumened!) and thought I was looking for barrows. Walked for 15 minutes and then realised what the hell I was walking on. The dyke...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Travelling south from Lockeridge, i came across the early medieval defensive linear earthworks of Wansdyke. Now mainly overgrown, its still possible to explore the earthworks and walk along its course. Interesting adventure to burn off a few calories before dinner.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is an excellent 2-3 hr walk starting at the parking near Knap Hill north of Alton Barnes and walking upto and along the Wandsdyke before dropping down to Bishops Cannings a couple of hours later. If having a well earned drink or meal at...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Parked north of Devizes and walked east. The path is partially signed but you still need a map. Two stretches either side of the 'A' road are difficult to walk [full of nettles/slippery/full of cows]. Later, it gets better. Excellent views all along though.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 398timothyl
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We live in All Cannings and love walking over the fields, up the hill and along the Wansdyke. Great views all around over the gorgeous Pewsey Vale. You can park if visiting in the carpark on the road from Alton Barnes towards Marlborough.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank matthewcZ7498WR
Reviewed 18 October 2015

I never tire of the Wansdyke. It's a fabulous place to walk. It starts on Morgan's Hill. You can incorporate it into endless walks and never fail to have wonderful views and excellent walking. If you want to walk in Wiltshire with great and interesting...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Great place to walk and lots of paragliders to watch as well. Superb views all around the beautiful Pewsey Vale. What a construction from long ago. What is not to like?

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank matthewcZ7498WR
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Wiltshire is a beautiful and unique county to explore on foot- most people visit Avebury and Stonehenge and walk the ridgeway which affords access to some fascinating ancient sites but if you want solitude, beauty, ancient history combined with stunning countryside, great wildlife and some...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank StelucLive
Reviewed 4 July 2015

The best place to walk the Wansdyke is anywhere from the Smallgrain car park under Morgans Hill to the Alton Barnes car park close to Milk Hill. This can easily be done in one go for experienced walkers, or better still do it as a...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Peter F
Reviewed 10 November 2014

this path meanders along the Pewsey Vale, past the White Horse at Alton Barnes and eventually can lead to West Woods where the famous bluebells appear each year. Last Sunday saw many hang gliders on the downs.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank colin g
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