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Wayland's Smithy

| Knighton Hill, Ashbury SN6 8NX, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Wonderfully atmospheric

The good news is that if you want to see this monument you need to walk. It is set along the... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Reading, England
Long barrow walk

Its a bit of a walk from the National Trust car park to the long barrow, about 2.5 miles round... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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| Knighton Hill, Ashbury SN6 8NX, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

The good news is that if you want to see this monument you need to walk. It is set along the Ridgeway and is about over a mile from the nearest car park. Sometimes you need to walk to a place to get the atmosphere...More

Thank Barganax
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Its a bit of a walk from the National Trust car park to the long barrow, about 2.5 miles round trip, although the path is pretty much devoid of any uphill walking. The long barrow is nicely set in an enclosure bordered by mixed woodland....More

1  Thank KevinStewart22
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Not worth going miles out of your way to find, but if you are in the area, say to see the white horse, well worth a pop by. Well maintained and easy to access, even on horse back or mountain bike.

Thank Run-with-the-Wind
Reviewed 30 July 2016

From Uffington white horse car park it's a mile and a half hike up to the barrow, but well worth it if you're into your prehistory. It's an excellent example of a Neolithic long barrow and the burial chamber is open, although rather cramped, for...More

Thank sharkey777
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went there whilst walking the Ridgeway. Not too sure how you would access it otherwise. Would require a bit of a walk. Car access up there is limited. I found it to be very peaceful and not really spooky like it said in one of...More

Thank Dolemite600
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This is ok it isn't anything special and took about 5 mins to walk around.... I went with my fiancé and 2 young child ages 3 and 5. After we looked around here there was a nice Walk thur the forest which we all enjoyed...More

Thank Emi J
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Worth a detour if you're visiting the White Horse. Not that impressive visually, but it is atmospheric and historically interesting.

Thank ScoobUK
Reviewed 11 November 2015

we came with our cousins from their home in didcot, about a 20-30 minute drive away. a lovely warm sunny day. came upon this site along to the right from the carpark, along the ridgeway, an ancient road, now a hiking path, that runs along...More

Thank jarmwr40
Reviewed 8 October 2015

It is a lump & a bump in the ground, but the setting is superb. Best on a wet & wild afternoon. There is a certain aura about the place.

Thank DanDanTheBookMan
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Wayland's Smithy was a real highlight of my visit to the Uffington horse site. I was fairly tired after hours wandering around the horse hills, but made time for Wayland's Smithy. It was definitely worth the aching feet to stop by. A really remarkable site--off...More

Thank DRBinToronto
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