A lovely Autumn evening, blue skies, white fluffy clouds, sheep bleating in the fields and a stroll through the woods up to a Hillfort – what a way to spend an hour! (The only thing spoiling the peace was gun shots in the distance – more of that later!)
Taking the road north from Silchester to Mortimer West End you come to a small turning on the left which leads to Little Heath House. There is a small parking are next to the house. There is public access to the site is along a track, past a locked barrier, by permission of Englefield Estate. The gravelled track forks twice – stay to the left. It takes 10 minutes to walk from the car park to the Hillfort.
The best preserved section is the western bank/ditch which is still over head height. Most of the centre of the site is fenced off and was full of sheep. On the way back to the car I bumped into chap with a shotgun over his arm – bit of a surprise! I guess he was the one making a noise in the first place! Not a bad place to visit when in the area although there isn't a massive amount to see.
The Frith is a small univallate Iron Age hillfort to the north of Silchester Roman/Iron Age town. The single bank covers all sides apart from the south east and at the most is about 5 feet high on the western edge. The ditch is also traceable for the length of the bank all be it at varying states.