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Bach Camp


Nearest Town:Leominster (6km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SO546602 / Sheets: 137, 138, 149
Latitude:52° 14' 15.55" N
Longitude:   2° 39' 53.69" W

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Visited 19.4.13

From Leominster take the A4112 north east and then the minor road south towards the hamlet of Whyle. Bach Camp can be found to the west of Whyle. A narrow lane runs along the east of the site – parking is difficult.

As you travel south towards Bach Camp it is clearly visible on the right.
The site is free of trees so the remains of the bank / rampart can be easily seen.
The only remaining ‘defenders’ of the Hillfort are the sheep who seemed to be enjoying the spring grass.

The lane running past the site is very narrow and the closest we could find to pull over was outside the nearby farm. This resulted in several dogs barking loudly the whole time we were there.
A public footpath (signposted) runs along the eastern defences of the site.

Due to the dogs barking and the narrowness of the lane Karen didn’t feel comfortable stopping for long so only a quick visit was possible.

Certainly worth checking out when in the area.
Posted by CARL
22nd April 2013ce


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From "Herefordshire Register of Countryside Treasures" (1981 H&WCC):

"Bach Camp, Kimbolton

About 6.5 acres of irregularly shaped enclosure with total area of 10.5 acres, double rampart and remaining three entrances. Some of the earthworks have been destroyed by ploughing over the years.


On east border of Parish 1.5 miles SE of St. James Church on south end of small ridge."
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd February 2009ce