Micro Event: Avebury Circular Walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 08

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12 miles of well defined chalk track, some tarmac road.

An enjoyable circular 12 mile walk with a smorgasbord of enticing features including stones, ancient paths, views and wild life

We'll start at Avebury with a quick wander around the Stones - these, unlike StoneHenge, are open to the public and you can go up and hug a stone although social distancing rules still apply.  We'll then head off up Green Street until we hit the Ridgeway path.  Turning north, we should enjoy views of Avebury as well as the varied wildlife possibly including the majestic red kite.  Shortly after passing a Dewpond, we'll head off the Ridgeway and down the hill towards Winterbourne Bassett.  

Heading back off, it's mainly flat although can be muddy as GreenLaners use some of the paths.  A steep but short climb sees us to the top of Windmill hill with views to the Ridgeway and the Lansdowne Monument.  Then it's gently downhill until arriving back at Avebury. 

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  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling longer distances to get there.
  • Please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
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  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

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I love having dogs on my walks and this walk is suitable for them although there will be a few stiles and country lanes to walk along and roads to cross.  Warm weather could be exhausting for dogs and there is little shade.  Any dog off its lead must be under control.

Photo Credits: All photos taken by OutdoorLads Members and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

"Hedgehogs" of the Ridgeway
path towards Windmill Hill
Ridgeway path looking towards Avebury
Ridgeway path2
Ridgeway path 3
view towards Winterbourne Bassett
view from Windmill Hill
"Hedgehogs" of the Ridgeway
path towards Windmill Hill
Ridgeway path looking towards Avebury
Ridgeway path2
Ridgeway path 3
view towards Winterbourne Bassett
view from Windmill Hill


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