the Stonehenge Stomp
The 2023 Stomp will follow the revised route introduced in 2022 which allows for safe crossing of the A303 (subject to final confirmation).
For this year (2023) due to flooding we have had to remove both the 30km and 40km routes and have changed the 20km
Entry opens 16:00 Sunday 4th December.
Please note: Event organisers reserve the right to make last minute changes to any of the routes.
Any sudden changes will NOT appear here. Always use routes / latest information given by event HQ on the day.
A family friendly route on mainly paved surfaces around Amesbury town.
10km Stompers enjoy a pleasant riverside walk before passing through Amesbury town en-route to a loop over ancient ground with views of Stonehenge from a distance of approx. 1.5kms. The route then returns via a disused railway, there is also a short, optional out and back diversion which offers a closer view of the stones and the ancient landscape.
20km Stompers enjoy a longer riverside walk and cross the River Avon over a rustic bridge through a wooded area. The route then passes over ancient ground with earthworks and tumuli before catching your first glimpse of Stonehenge in the distance. Good views of the Stones can be enjoyed from the checkpoint and after the obligatory photo opportunity and refreshments, the route returns through National Trust land to Amesbury town and back to the Leisure Centre.
30km - NOT AVAILABLE 2023 due to flooding
Stompers who take on the 30km challenge take the same riverside route and pretty river crossing as the 20km route but after enjoying views and a photo opportunity of the stones return through Amesbury town for a loop to the north, taking in more views of the ancient landscape.
40km - NOT AVAILABLE 2023 due to flooding
For the ultimate Stomping challenge, our 40km route follows that of the 30km but adds an additional loop through the World Heritage Site for impressive views approaching Stonehenge. Regulars will be familiar with much of the final 10km route which enjoys Avon Valley views and glimpses of Salisbury Plain. NOTE: should you not reach checkpoint 5 before the cut off, you will be directed back to HQ via a shorter route.
All routes subject to change following final route inspection.
Facilities in Amesbury town are as follows:
Toilets are available in the central car park;
Take away hot drinks and food from Friar Tuck (until 2pm) or Stones Café (until 2.30pm);
Co-op, Aldi and various hostelries – don’t linger too long or you may miss the cut off!!