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Description: A long ditch and bank, presumed to have been built between 778-825AD, is...
A long ditch and bank, presumed to have been built between 778-825AD, is about 12 miles long and provides hikers with spectacular views of important British archaeology from the tops of Martinsell Hill, Knap Hill, The Tan Hill Way and many other sites of ancient hill forts.
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Great walk on the Wansdyke!

Great place to walk and lots of paragliders to watch as well. Superb views all around the beautiful Pewsey Vale. What a construction from long ago. What is not to like?

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place to walk and lots of paragliders to watch as well. Superb views all around the beautiful Pewsey Vale. What a construction from long ago. What is not to like?

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Wiltshire is a beautiful and unique county to explore on foot- most people visit Avebury and Stonehenge and walk the ridgeway which affords access to some fascinating ancient sites but if you want solitude, beauty, ancient history combined with stunning countryside, great wildlife and some exercise to boot, explore the wansdyke. A good place to start is by parking in... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The best place to walk the Wansdyke is anywhere from the Smallgrain car park under Morgans Hill to the Alton Barnes car park close to Milk Hill. This can easily be done in one go for experienced walkers, or better still do it as a series of walks involving the pubs that hug the K&A canal. The Wansdyke itself is... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

this path meanders along the Pewsey Vale, past the White Horse at Alton Barnes and eventually can lead to West Woods where the famous bluebells appear each year. Last Sunday saw many hang gliders on the downs.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

I happened upon this significant feature as part of an 8 mile walk around Pewsey Downs. The whole area has spectacular views across dramatic rolling countryside, but to come across the Wansdyke made it all the more enjoyable. The huge bank and ditch stretches off into the distance for miles and is an incredible sight. I am ashamed to say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

A walk along Wansdyke is a refreshing antidote to crowded theme parks and fast food restaurants and a real stress-buster. Not only is it free, with stunning views of the English countryside, but the knowledge that these vast earthworks were constructed more then 1,500 years ago without the aid of modern tools provides a real sense of historical perspective. Not... More 

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