West Woods Sarsen Stones

Explore these amazing features under the guidance of sarsen-expert Katy Whitaker

Date:Sun, 18 March 2018
Pricing:Members £5, Non-members £8
Time:10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Contact:General enquiries to Peter Stanier – walks@cba-wessex.org.uk


An opportunity to visit this fascinating corner of Wiltshire where woodland conceals some surprising archaeology. The walk will explore sarsen stones, a long barrow, the famous Wansdyke and other features in West Woods near Lockeridge about 2 miles SW of Marlborough.

Meet: in the main West Woods Forestry Commission car park at SU 162666 ready for a 10am start.

Directions:  Take the A4 west out of Marlborough for 1.5 miles. Turn left into a lane through Clatford Bottom to reach the car park after c.1.5 miles. Coming from the south via Pewsey, turn left off the A345 c.1.5miles after Oare village.

Accessibility: The terrain is woodland, the paths range from solid gravelled tracks to woodland paths often muddy, with two short steep sections. There is no public toilet here. For refreshments bring a packed lunch or there are pubs afterwards in Lockeridge or Marlborough.

Numbers are limited, so please book early to ensure a place.

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Each event can be booked online. Once we receive your initial booking we will check the available spaces and send you a confirmation email (this may take a day or two). Book walk online here

If you are unable to book your walk online then you should contact our Walks Secretary at , giving your name, contact telephone number and email address together with your choice of events you wish to book. It is important you let us know how many member and/or non-member places you require for each event.


Please do not pay until you have received a confirmation email from our Secretary. If you have access to internet banking then after you have made a booking and received your confirmation it is easiest to pay CBA Wessex by direct payment to Sort code 20-75-01 Account number 43040208. You MUST quote your surname and event date(s) in the payment reference field in order that we can match your payment to your booking(s).

If you are unable to pay through internet banking then you should make a cheque payable to CBA Wessex and send it to our Treasurer at 8 Newstead Court, 41 Newstead Road, Bournemouth BH6 3HL. Please accompany your cheque with a note to let our Treasurer know who you are and the date of the event(s) you are paying for, also whether you booked online or through our Events Secretary.

It is OK to make one payment for multiple bookings. We simply need to know what your payment is for in order that we can match it against your booking(s). Unfortunately your booking is not confirmed until payment has been received by CBA Wessex.