How to reach Wansdyke.. At Milk
crossroads, etc. carry a link to UK Streetmap.co.uk).
From the north:
By car from Swindon.
Follow the A 346 to Marlborough, then the A 4 to
Avebury. At Fyfield, take the minor road left
to Lockeridge and Alton Barnes. After passing a
wood to your left, you'll cross Wansdyke at Shaw House, but the
bank is completely overgrown and not much'll be
visible. Continue on, and best park the car at a
little parking just before the crest
and the descent to Alton Barnes. (Warning, it may
be closed!) The top to your right is Adam's Grave
long barrow. A public footpath (1 km), known as
'The Workway Drove', will lead you to Milk Hill.
Alternatively, another public footpath
(1 km), the Ridgeway, will lead you to Red Shore.
Alternatively, a public footpath from South Lodge (the Wansdyke Path)
leads across Wansdyke to Milk Hill.
From the west:
from Calne and Chippenham. Follow the A 4
to Avebury and Marlborough. At Fyfield take the
road to Alton Barnes, then continue as described
From the east:
from Marlborough. Follow the A 4 towards
Avebury. At Fyfield, take the minor road left to Lockeridge and Alton
Barnes, then continue as described above.
From the south:
By car from Devizes. On leaving
Devizes take the road right to
Horton and Alton Barnes. There take the road to
Lockeridge and Marlborough, but when you rached
the top of the steep climb, park the car at a
little parking, then continue as
Alternatively, if you don't mind a
good walk, take the A 342 to Pewsey, and the road left to Etchilhampton and All
Cannings. When you've passed the village and
crossed the Kenneth & Avon canal, stop at the
crossing of Cannings Cross, where
there is ample parking space and a public
footpath leads through the combe between Tan Hill
and Milk Hill, all the way (3.5 kms) to Milk