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Abbotsbury Castle



Visited 14.10.12

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

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