Walk: Salford and the Rollright Stones

PUBLISHED: 12:14 14 July 2020 | UPDATED: 12:14 14 July 2020

The Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire (pathranger.com)

The Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire (pathranger.com)


Take in some of the Cotswolds’ beautiful ancient monuments with this walk

Start: Salford OX7 5YW

Distance: 5.5 miles (8.8km)

Time: Approx. 3 hours

Parking: Roadside

Recommended direction is anticlockwise.

The Rollright Stones are a collection of Neolithic and Bronze Age megalithic monuments close to the Oxfordshire village of Long Compton. Whispering Knights, a single chamber tomb or dolman, was the first to be built during the mid-Neolithic period. The second is The King’s Men, a stone circle built around the beginning of the Bronze Age following the design of other stones circles in England. The King Stone, a single monolith, is the most recent although its date of construction is unknown it is believed to be a grave marker.

This route begins in the village of Salford walking out across open countryside and farm fields to visit all three monuments. The site of the monuments is a short detour off the main path (marked on the map with a star).

Download the Cotswold Walks app and let your mobile guide you around the route. It shows your location on the map as you walk and even works without a phone signal.

To download the app, search ‘Cotswold Walks’ on the iPhone or Google Play AppStore. For more information visit pathranger.com/cotswold-walks

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