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Hillis Camp, Llanfilo


Nearest Town:Brecon (9km SW)
OS Ref (GB):   SO114328 / Sheet: 161
Latitude:51° 59' 9.94" N
Longitude:   3° 17' 25.24" W

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Visited 5.9.14

Looking at my previous notes this was again to be my last site of the day. I wanted to first visit the old church in Llanfilo but the door was locked and the key holder was not at home when I knocked. This was a shame as the church has an apparently particularly fine rood screen and pre-Norman font.

I left the car outside the church and decided to walk to the site as I didn’t know what the parking was going to be like any closer. As it turned out I could have driven up the hill, through the trees, along the minor road which runs along the north of the hillfort. By now the sun had come out and it went from humid to hot. It would have certainly saved my tired legs a walk but there we are…………….

Although, technically speaking, there is no public right of way to the site in reality there are several points of access from the road. Best bet is to walk to the top of the hill and then up and over one of the metal field gates. It is then only a short walk across a flat field.

The is not a huge amount to see here as the rampart surrounding the hillfort is completely overgrown by trees and bushes. Although in places you could see it still stood to a height of approx. 2m when viewed from the outside. The inside of the hillfort is an oval open field of pasture. A trig point is located in the middle of the site. Good views are to be had over towards the Black Mountains? to the east.
There is not much else I can add really.

Not too much to recommend a visit unless you planned to combine it with a visit to the church perhaps?
Posted by CARL
9th September 2014ce

Visited (from afar) 5.6.10.
This was my last site on a hot and humid day. I could see the hilltop on which the hillfort stands as I approached Llanfilo through the country lanes. I thought I would park next to the church for a closer look through the binoculars but as I entered the village it soon became apparent that you couldn't see anything because of the trees. There is no public right of way to the hillfort and I was too tired and didn't have time to walk up through the fields. (Looking at the O/S map a better approach would have been via Hillis farm where I assume permission could sought?) The church looked like it was well worth a visit but time was against me, so I headed home and looked up again at the hillfort as I headed out of the village. Perhaps a return visit one day?
Posted by CARL
7th June 2010ce