This high point on Pewsey Downs provides some of the best views in the AONB! What better place to watch the sun come up?
Adam’s Grave, on the summit of Walker’s Hill above Alton Barnes, is the most dramatically located Neolithic long barrow in Wiltshire and the site of battles in 592 and 715. Sitting prominently on the skyline, between Milk Hill (the highest point in Wiltshire) and Knapp Hill, its constructors clearly intended it to be visible from far and wide. The area surrounding Walker’s Hill is pitted and speckled with barrows and ditches of many sizes and shapes.
From here you can see extensive views across Pewsey Vale and over Pewsey Downs.
The barrow sits within Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve. The site is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its orchid rich grassland and one of the few remaining sites where the internationally important early gentian can be found. It is also part of the larger Pewsey Downs Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
From the Pewsey Downs carpark, cross the road and head roughly south-west for the high point visible on the skyline.