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Stanton Drew Stone Circles

The next Bristol Insight sangha walk will be a Bank Holiday walk to Stanton Drew Stone Circles on Monday 3rd May. This is a re-scheduling of the walk that had to be cancelled last December due to lockdown rules.

The walk will start at the church (St Thomas a Becket) in Pensford (7ml south of Bristol on the A37), and proceeds through rolling lanes and fields to picturesque Stanton Drew village and then to the stone circles. Bring a picnic lunch and we can have lunch at the stone circles. These are a complex of three separate circles from the Late Neolithic period (3000-2500BC). The ‘Great Circle’ (113m diameter) is the largest stone circle in Britain after the one in Avebury.
After lunch we will walk back through fields and along the River Chew to Pensford passing under the spectacular Pensford viaduct.

The walk is gentle and easy-going and suitable for all abilities. Distance is only 3-4 miles and total walking time is no more than 2 hours, and with a break for lunch at the stone circles.
Friends, family and children are welcome. (No dogs are allowed in the stone circle area). Part of the walk (30-40min) will be in silence.

Meet by the church at Pensford at 11am. If coming by car, you can park on Church Street which runs along the front of the church. Click here for a Google Maps link.
You can also get the 376 bus from the bus station (at 10.10) or Temple Meads Station (T1 stop at 10.21) arriving at Pensford at 10.43. Return journeys are every 30 minutes.

We will follow the usual covid-19 safety protocols, avoiding close proximity, physical contact and food sharing. Please don’t come on the walk if you have coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with anyone known to have coronavirus.

Please let me know in advance if you would like to come on the walk.

With warm wishes,