This is for all you Pagans out there...flanking the longest day of the year, two expeditions to the most remarkable Neolithic sites in England
SWC Walk 67 – Salisbury to Amesbury (via Stonehenge World Heritage Site)
Buy a cheap £16 Off-Peak Day return to Salisbury on the SWT website or at ticket offices (b4 midnight the day before travel).
This superb walk has no major climbs but covers beautiful rolling countryside and farmland and fields of golden barley and wheat. You then have an evocative and magical approach to Stonehenge across Salisbury Plain. After passing close to the site the route takes you down the original approach used by the Druids – The Avenue – as you set off on the final leg to Amesbury and a bus back to Salisbury city centre. There is a lot to see on this walk and what you choose to do depends very much on your interests and how far you want to walk or travel. You get excellent views of Old Sarum hill fort and of Stonehenge from the walk route. If you wish to visit the sites themselves you have to buy tickets though (for Stonehenge: in advance online). The ancient city of Salisbury has a fascinating history and the Destination Salisbury website provides information about it. If you wish to visit Salisbury Cathedral this is best done before you start the walk (you may want to take an earlier train).