From 20th November English Heritage with our contractor will be carrying out work to repair loose and unsafe drystone walling, and structural repairs within the chamber of Stoney Littleton Long Barrow. We apologies that visitors are not able to enter the chamber while our specialists are at work. We hope that the repairs will be completed within 2 weeks, weather permitting. Thank you for your patience.
Stoney Littleton Long Barrow is one of the country’s finest accessible examples of a Neolithic chambered tomb. Dating from about 3500 BC, it is 30 metres long and has multiple burial chambers open to view.
Read more about the history of the barrow.
Before You Go
Parking: There is a small free car park off Littleton Lane, approximately one mile from Wellow.
How to Find It: From the car park, cross the bridge and turn left, following the finger posts uphill for 1/4 mile.
Access: The walk is a moderate climb with five stiles to cross. The route can be muddy in places, so we recommend sturdy footwear.
Please Be Aware: The site is exposed so come prepared with suitable clothing.
Sheep are regularly grazing the fields en route, so please keep dogs on a lead.
A torch is recommend for looking inside the Long Barrow.
English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.
Plan a Great Day Out
The elevated position of the barrow affords great views over the surrounding countryside and is a lovely spot for a picnic.
A short drive away you’ll find Stanton Drew Stone Circles and Cove. Situated in a village, the two fascinating stone circles and the three stone ‘cove’ make up the third largest complex of prehistoric standing stones in England. In the opposite direction you'll find Farleigh Hungerford Castle, an intriguing ruin set in a tranquil valley of the River Frome.