The Modern Antiquarian. Stone Circles, Ancient Sites, Neolithic Monuments, Ancient Monuments, Prehistoric Sites, Megalithic MysteriesThe Modern Antiquarian

Eggardon Hill



Visited 13.10.12

WOW – what a great Hillfort to visit this is!

Come off the A35 and take the minor road north through the village of Askerswell.
When you come to the crossroads take the turning to the right and follow the road north which takes you to the Hillfort. There is a parking area just to the SE of the Hillfort.

This is a N.T. site to access is not a problem with a permissive footpath running right through the site. There is an information board near the stile leading into the Hillfort.

I was surprised by how well this Hillfort is preserved. It reminded me very much of a mini Maiden Castle (which isn’t too far away).
The ditches/ramparts at the southern end are still very impressive – the ditch being about 3m deep and the bank rising to about 6m from the bottom of the ditch.

I walked anti-clockwise around the Hillfort and kept a look out for the two Barrows the information board said were in the middle of the site.

It was a lovely day for the time of year with blue skies and lots of white fluffy clouds. Windy as you would expect at a Hillfort. There was one mean looking black cloud heading straight for me and I could already see the rain falling from it – time to retreat back to the car!

The views are great and so is the Hillfort.
This Hillfort should be a ‘must see’ when in the area – visit if you can.
Posted by CARL
18th October 2012ce

Comments (2)

You're getting about Carl, great notes, did you visit the Henge like disc barrow to the east of the fort, i liked this place a lot and just wondered if you looked and what you thought if you did? bladup Posted by bladup
18th October 2012ce
I did start to have a look for it but despite the info board saying it was 'obvious' for some reason it wasn't 'obvious' to me (must have been looking in the wrong place!)
That black cloud (with rain) was then rapidly heading my way so I scampered back to the car to avoid a soaking before finding it.
Still, gives me a good reason to go back!
Posted by CARL
19th October 2012ce
You must be logged in to add a comment