This being the first hiking club outing for 2011, interest seemed high and the weekend turned out to be oversubscribed, an encouraging sign. It was also the first time we had been to this location in Somerset. Paddingtom Farm Trust is a charity which owns a 43-acre farm in Glastonbury, just below the Tor. Glastonbury is a small new-age town steeped in myths and legends associated with the Tor. Having taken leave on the Friday, I took an early drive down to Heathrow in pouring rain to fetch Zoltan, who had flown in from Zurich, though the inclement weather threatened to scupper any plans for a leisurely walk to ease us into weekend hike. A stopover in the market town of Marlborough and a walk to the stone circle village of Avebury boasting one of the finest and largest Neolithic monuments in Europe, about 5,000 years old, provided a fitting start to the weekend.  The walk also took in Silbury Hill, at 37 metres, the tallest prehistoric human-made mound in Europe.  Read more.

Along the corridor of stones known as West Kennett Avenue, towards the village of Avebury.

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