Thursday, December 31, 2009

Avebury: A Walk Through a World Heritage Landscape

Hi Folks, on the 25th of July Opus Artz & friends will be taking a deep plunge into the pre historic, archeology, art and exercise (12km walk) in the lands of Wiltshire, home to stonehenge, avebury and salisbury hill, salisbury cathedral, the quintisential english villages of Castle Coombe and Lacock, and the stately homes of Longleat house (and nearby Longleat wildlife preserve, largest hedge maze in the world) .

Since 1959, Professor Fowler has been studying the archaeology and history of Avebury World heritage site, he will take people both through the intricacies of this uninhabited landscape and to many of the particular places and sites within it.

These include the Valley of Stones, full of sarsen stones and geological interest, worked sarsen stones, burial places, fields and settlements of prehistoric, Roman, medieval and post-medieval date, and the Experimental Earthwork built in 1960. Both walks will start at 10.15am from outside the National Trust restaurant in Avebury; so each will begin with a 2 km walk through Avebury and along Green Street up on to The Ridgeway.