Two of the Wests greatest icons, Madonna and Silbury Hill, could fall foul of a controversial new "right to roam" law, it was learned yesterday.
Ramblers may be allowed to tramp through Madonnas 1,200-acre estate or climb the 130ft Neolithic "dune" as a result of a change in the law.
Both have been earmarked as open countryside where the public will be free to walk under regulations due to be implemented in 2005.
Last night an English Heritage spokesperson said they would be objecting to Silbury Hills inclusion.
The body has gone to great lengths to prevent people clambering up the 4,000-to-4,900-year-old, five-and-a-half acre monument.
The spokesperson said: "Silbury Hill has been closed to the public since 1976.
"We will objecting on grounds of health and safety. Its incredibly steep and poses an obvious risk to anyone climbing it. We also wish to protect this magnificent monument from damage."
Experts are currently examining ways to repair a chasm which opened up on the top of Silbury Hill two years ago.
Madonna, who lives at Grade II-listed Ashcombe House near Shaftesbury, is understood to be seeking legal advice over the issue.
If her estate remains on the open access map then fans will be able to walk within 100 yards of the superstars wrought-iron front gates.