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Woodbury (Dartmouth)


Nearest Town:Dartmouth (3km ENE)
OS Ref (GB):   SX845515 / Sheet: 202
Latitude:50° 21' 5.14" N
Longitude:   3° 37' 25.25" W

Added by CARL

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'Visited' 3.5.11
Or more to the point – didn't visit!
After spotting this site on the O/S map I thought I would have a look following a day in the picturesque town of Dartmouth (a lovely place to visit by the way).
I drove down the very rough track to Woodbury Farm where I was hoping to ask for permission to visit the Hillfort. When I reached the farm (the track getting progressively worse) there was no one about. There was a rough tractor track which headed up hill which I reckon was in the general direction of the Hillfort.
However, I had Dafydd and Sophie with me and for some reason I didn't feel comfortable attempting a 'sneak' visit. There does not appear to be any public right of way to the Hillfort so I decided to cut my losses and head home.
Looking at the O/S map the defences appear to be a horse shoe shape with nothing remaining on the eastern side.
Apparently the Hillfort is 145 metres above sea level – according to an entry I found on Wikipedia.
Posted by CARL
13th May 2011ce