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Wall Hills (Thornbury)



Visited 19.4.13

From Bromyard take the B4212 north towards the hamlet of Edwyn Ralph. Just before entering Edwyn Ralph the road forks. Take the minor road to the left and then the first turning on the right. This leads directly to Wall Hills Farm and the associated Hillfort.

We drove up the narrow lane and the Hillfort became immediately apparent on the left.
It is difficult to park but we managed to pull in just before the second cattle grid.
If you walk over the grid there is a metal field gate which gives access to the Hillfort.

There is no public right of way so a degree of trespassing is required.
The impressive defences are clearly visible from the road if you prefer.

If you do decide on a closer look you will be confronted by a well preserved bank and ditch.
I would estimate the rampart to be about 6m high from the outside and about 2m high from the inside.
There is a hedgerow / barbed wire fence which divides the southern section of the Hillfort.

All was quiet and I only had sheep for company.
There are no trees growing on the Hillfort and there are great views to be had in all directions.
This is a fairly flat area and you could see for miles.

In view of the hedge/fence and the fact I wasn’t supposed to be there I didn’t hang around too long.
In hindsight it would have been far better to have asked permission at the farm

Just as we turned around and headed back down the lane a car came the other way heading towards the farm. That was a bit of luck as 5 minutes earlier and I would have been spotted!

This is a cracking Hillfort; the best I have visited for quite a while.
I am surprised that no one else has posted Fieldnotes before this.

I would heartily recommend a visit.
Be sure to ask permission first!
Posted by CARL
23rd April 2013ce

Comments (2)

You're doing a better job than me of getting to all these sites I added years ago. Nice one. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
23rd April 2013ce
Just happen to have the opportunity recently.
I just try to visit what I can, when I can!
Posted by CARL
25th April 2013ce
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