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Wansdyke - Tan Hill to Knap Hill

A fantastic walk along the top of the Marlborough downs, from West Woods to Tan Hill and beyond. This is the East section of the Wansdyke - the West section is in Somerset. There are spectacular views north to Silbury Hill & beyond, west to the Cotswolds and south over the Vale of Pewsey to Salisbury Plain

Click here for a fascinating site about the Wansdyke and other early mediaeval British sites.
Or alternatively go and visit the excellent Devizes 'Wiltshire Heritage' museum!

Click here for Martin Reed's photo of the Wansdyke from the air and here are some more photos:

Wansdyke, looking East from Tan Hill

Photo: AFCG, Sept 2001

Wansdyke, looking West from Milk Hill

Photo: AFCG, Sept 2001

Silbury Hill from the Wansdyke

Photo: AFCG, Sept 2001

Rybury 'Camp' from the Wansdyke at Tan Hill

Photo: AFCG, Sept 2001

Knap Hill from the Wansdyke near Walkers' Hill

Photo: AFCG, Nov 2003

Wansdyke near Walkers' Hill

Photo: AFCG, Nov 2003

Milk Hill from near the Wansdyke at Tan Hill

Photo: AFCG, Nov 2003

Old well pump near Rybury camp

Photo: AFCG, Nov 2003