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Almondsbury Fort



Failed visit 25.3.12

Looking at the map this site appears to be very easy to access; being right next to a minor road just off junction 16 of the M5. The reality is quite different.

The road is bordered by quite large, posh looking houses – no chance of seeing anything from here.
I had planned to walk up the side road which leads to the houses (and the centre of the Hillfort) but was greeted with ‘Private road – residents only access’ signs which put me off.

Basically, these houses have been built in the middle of the Hillfort so I don’t know how much is actually left to see? The O/S map shows ramparts to the north and west but as I said there was no way to check for myself.
Posted by CARL
26th March 2012ce

Comments (2)

It's funny, I was looking at that on the map on the train back from Chepstow this afternoon and wondering if it was accessible. Apparently not! Houses in hillforts is becoming a bit of a theme recently, with June at Trewsbury and the both of us at Ivington. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
26th March 2012ce
I have been there today, if you go further down the hill and park at the garden centre there is a public footpath to the top of the hill fort. Nothing to see archeologically, but some pleasant trees and crocuses in flower. Will do a post later. xseawitch Posted by xseawitch
5th March 2013ce
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