Surprised to find I am the first person to provide fieldnotes for this site!
Abbotsbury Castle Hillfort is very easy to access being alongside the B3157.
There is a small parking area along the minor road to the east of the site.
Access to the Hillfort from the car park is via steps and a permissive ‘path’.
Approached from the east, the two ramparts/ditches are quite substantial.
The outer rampart is about 3m high from the bottom of the ditch.
The inner rampart about 5m high.
On such a nice day there were lots of people about.
The Hillfort occupies a commanding position and affords great views out to Chesil Beach.
Due to time constraints I didn’t have time to explore the whole Hillfort so had to settle for the eastern end.
There is a ‘mound’ in the centre of the Hillfort approx 1m high x 5m across. A trig point sits on top of it.
This is an easy to access Hillfort, in good condition and with great views.
Well worth a visit when in this pretty part of the world.
Posted by CARL
22nd October 2012ce