This is the 4th episode in the “Avebury” series of videos. Episode 1-3 covers ‘Windmill Hill’, ‘West Kennet Long Barrow’, and the ‘Valley of Stones’. The next in the series will be of Avebury Henge and Stone Circle. The series will also cover The Sanctury and Silbury Hill, and more importantly, how they relate to one and other.
I hope you enjoy it! As always, feedback is very much appreciated
P.S. the thumbnail may look like clickbait, but it did happen … twice …
This week, I visit The Devil’s Den, which is anywhere between 5000 - 6000 years old. It is located in Fyfield, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England … and only a 1/2 mile east of previous video, The Valley of Stones. The Devil’s Den is classed as a Dolmen Burial Chamber today … but in this video I reveal the truth to what it actually used to be.
This video is part of a series that I have been making on Avebury, and all the amazing Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age sites in the area, which will cover Avebury Henge & Stone Circle, West Kennet Avenue, The Sanctuary, Silbury Hill, Valley of Stones, West Kennet Long Barrow, and Windmill Hill.
Getting to The Devil’s Den is not straightforward, by any means. There are many articles online describing various routes. Over the course of making this video, I visited The Devil’s Den and Valley of Stones over a dozen times. I have tried all of these routes. The easiest by far is walking from Gravel Hill Carpark, and it provides ‘permissive access’ for the entire walk (unlike other routes). The walk is about 1 mile, 20 - 25 minutes … or 5 on an e-bike
Car Park: Google Maps
Walking Route: Gravel Hill to The Devil's Den
History: The Devil’s Den, Marlborough, Wiltshire | The Journal Of Antiquities