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près de Amesbury, England (United Kingdom)
Start at Amesbury then hike to Woodhenge, Durrington Walls, past Stonehenge, Normanton and back to Amesbury.
The trail passes about 100 m from Stonehenge on open access land which gives a distant view for free. For a closer look, you would need to walk another 2 km to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre, pay the admission charge, come back to visit Stonehenge on a shuttle bus then continue the trail back to Amesbury.
This trail starts at Amesbury Central Car Park. Turn left and walk North-West along The Centre then Countess Road to the A303 roundabout. Take the subway under the A303 then continue North along Countess Road to Woodhenge.
Go North through the gate and do a circuit of Durrington Walls
Durrington Walls information board
Cross the road by the 20 speed limit sign and go through the gate
Go through the gate and turn left.
Then turn right along a path that was a railway track
Pass National trust King Barrow Ridge sign then go through the gate and along the Stonehenge Cursus
Turn left along the byway road
Distant view of Stonehenge. There is a path that cuts across open access land towards Stonehenge but it is better to continue further along on the byway
View of Stonehenge across 2 fences from open access land. There path between the fences has public access but there is no way to cross the first fence from the open access land if you took the path that cuts off the corner. If you continued along the byway to the cross roads then you could get between the two fences.
This view is about 100 m from Stonehenge from open access land. It is no longer possible to buy an entry ticket at Stonehenge itself so if you want a closer look, you need to walk 2 km to the new Stonehenge Visitor Centre to buy a ticket. The admission price was 8 GBP in 2013 but in Oct 2019 it costs 19.50 GBP or 17.50 GBP if booked in advance and free to members of National Trust and English Heritage. Having bought a ticket at the Visitor Centre, you would then come back on a shuttle bus to visit Stonehenge before continuing this trail back to Amesbury.
Cross the A303 here and continue on the byway road.
Turn left off the byway road, go through the gate into the field on open access land. Follow the path east-southeast by the fence
At the next byway turn right and go along the byway.
At Springbottom Farm, bear left and continue on the farm track
When you reach the road, turn left and walk along the country lane for approx. 450 metres. Caution, no footway.
At the red post box built into a brick pillar, turn right on the public footpath that goes to the left of the driveway
River Avon near Normanton
After crossing the footbridge over the river, turn left
Turn right on footpath signposted to Amesbury. Alternatively, it is possible to take a slightly longer route by the river along Sergeant's Walk
Turn left on path signposted to Amesbury.
Continue straight on, on public bridleway signposted to Amesbury
At crossroads with Sergeant's Walk path, go straight on, on path signposted to Amesbury. Then turn left by River Avon and cross river on footbridge
Turn right towards Amesbury then go across a bridge over the River Avon