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Castle Hill (Broad Blunsdon)



Castle Hill (Broad Blunsdon) - footpath changes

This little known hillfort to the north of Swindon is something of an enigma, it is on private land though apparently frequented by local dog walkers. Although privately owned it is under the jurisdiction of English Heritage.

It came to my attention last week as the farm owners want to change the current footpath route and put a fence across the hillfort to protect their pedigree cattle. The footpaths officer from the local Ramblers group has visited and talked to the owners though the outcome is still uncertain. I will try to walk up there myself soon to get a better idea of the visual impact this would have.
tjj Posted by tjj
27th June 2010ce
Edited 27th June 2010ce

Comments (1)

I know this Fort quite well and it is a shame this is owned by these farmers. Not many people walk there dogs there at all and when I visited the Fort I had the pleasure of a woman on a quad bike asking me to keep to the path which I didn't know there was one. I just said I was looking at the fort and wasn't doing any harm. She then rode off. Posted by Ted44
22nd September 2011ce
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