Silbury Hill

Difficulty: Easy

Silbury Hill

Difficulty: Easy

Silbury Hill

Difficulty: Easy

If ancient neolithic burial grounds and mysterious prehistoric man-made mounds is your thing, this walk from Silbury Hill to West Kennet Long Barrow in Wiltshire will be right up your street.

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Elevation

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Key features

Picnic areas

Parking

Dog-friendly

Easy

Picnic areas

Parking

Dog-friendly

Easy

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Silbury Hill

Silbury Hill has to be one of the strangest places I’ve visited in Great Britain. To this day nobody knows why it’s there, who made it or how it was created. Archaeologists have excavated the mound, blasted it with radar and studied it for years and found absolutely nothing.

At 39.3 metres high to the summit, it’s the tallest man-made mound in Europe.

West Kennet long barrow

This ancient neolithic burial ground is just a short walk from Silbury Hill. Like a mini stone henge, with an entrance which you can actually go into. Inside you’ll find some chambers scattered with flowers and incense left by the druids. The long path leading up to the barrow cuts right through a field which is still used for growing crops.

The long barrow has been restored and reinforced over the years, so it’s worth taking care of this ancient archaeological site and leaving no trace.

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