A Walk From Avebury to Windmill Hill in Wiltshire


This is the last of our videos from our trip to Avebury in Wiltshire this year (2018). Marq English and I take a walk from the lovely church, St James’ to Windmill Hill, one of the first populated places in the UK where numerous bell barrows can be found.

We even risk life and limb as we navigate a field of cows! I hope you have enjoyed our Avebury videos.

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The Standing Stones of Avebury


I am in Avebury in Wiltshire with my friend Marq English. Today we are joined by Rob Martins to discuss the mysterious standing stones put there by our ancestors.

No one really knows why the giant sarsen stones were hauled from the Marlborough Hills and positioned into a series of circles within a deep encompassing ditch. It is the subject of great debate, however.

Marq, Rob and myself join the many hundreds of thousands who have speculated about these amazing towering lumps of rock. I hope you enjoy our musings.

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A Walk Around Avebury in Wiltshire


Today I am in Avebury with Marq English. Avebury is a small village set inside the mysterious stone circle and earthworks built by our prehistoric ancestors. In this episode Marq and I are exploring the grounds of the old manor house, the National Trust property, the church and church yard and some of the fabulous buildings to be found there.

In our next video, we shall look at the magnificent standing stones.

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The West Kennet Long Barrow Explored


Marq English and I are in Wiltshire on our way to Avebury exploring some of the prehistoric sites. Today we are visiting the West Kennet Long Barrow. It is a Neolithic tomb or barrow, situated on a prominent chalk ridge, near Silbury Hill, one-and-a-half miles south of Avebury. The site was recorded by John Aubrey in the 17th century and by William Stukeley in the 18th century.

The construction of the West Kennet Long Barrow commenced about 3600 BC, which is some 400 years before the first stage of Stonehenge, and it was in use until around 2500 BC.

For a more detailed look at the West Kennet Long Barrow, check my earlier video: History You Can Touch – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj2d0LpL0FI&t=519s

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Behind the Scenes: 8th -13th October 2018


This is my weekly, day by day account of my activities in the past seven days producing the Bald Explorer videos.

In this episode I am off to Avebury with Marq English, exploring Arundel Town Hall with the lovely Julia and the Queen Elizabeth Tree on the Cowdray Estate with Kevin Hall.

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From West Overton to the Sanctuary, Avebury


Marq and I are exploring the Avebury landscape in Wiltshire. Today we take a walk to Overton Hill to have a look at The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a prehistoric site on Overton Hill located around 5 miles west of Marlborough in the English county of Wiltshire. Four concentric rings of post holes, and two outer rings of standing stones were first noted in 1648, and were drawn by William Stukeley in 1723, shortly before it was largely destroyed by a local farmer.

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