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Gloucestershire

Sites in this group:

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Ablington Camp Hillfort
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Adlestrop Hill Long Barrow
27 posts
Avening Burial Chambers Burial Chamber
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Avenis Long Barrow
14 posts
Bagendon Earthworks Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
2 posts
Barnsley Wold Barrow Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Barrow Elm Farm Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Batsford Camp Enclosure
33 posts
Beckbury Hillfort
1 post
The Beck Swan Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
135 posts
Belas Knap Long Barrow
1 post
Beverston Stones Standing Stones
26 posts
Birdlip Camp Hillfort
1 post
Bourton on the Hill Long Barrow
1 post
Bowldown Wood Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Bown Hill Long Barrow
1 post
Boxwell stone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Boy's Grove Round Barrow(s)
38 posts
Brackenbury Camp Hillfort
2 posts
Broadfield Farm Round Barrow(s)
10 posts
Buckholt Wood Long Barrow
14 posts
The Buckstone Rocking Stone
5 posts
Buck's Head Barrow Round Barrow(s)
15 posts
Burhill Farm Hillfort
25 posts
The Camp Long Barrow
13 posts
Camp Hill (Aylburton) Hillfort
8 posts
Castle Hill Wood Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
21 posts
Churchdown Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Clearwell Caves Ancient Mine / Quarry
38 posts
Cleeve Cloud Hillfort
21 posts
Cleeve Common cross dyke Dyke
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The Clump Long Barrow
38 posts
Coberley Long Barrow
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Cobstone Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
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Cold Aston Long Barrow
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College Plantation Long Barrow
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Colnpen Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Combend Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Condicote Henge Henge
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Cooper's Hill Dyke
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Cotswold Park Long Barrow
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Cow Common Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Cranham Corner Enclosure
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Crickley Barrow Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Crickley Hill Causewayed Enclosure
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Crippets Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Cutsdean Hill Round Barrow(s)
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Dixton Hill Hillfort
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Dowdeswell Hillfort
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East Vaga Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
25 posts
Emma's Grove Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Erves Leasowe Long Barrow (Destroyed)
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Eubury Camp Enclosure (Destroyed)
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Eyford Long Barrow
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Eyford Park Round Barrow(s)
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Farhill Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Farmcote Round Barrow(s)
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Farmington Long Barrow
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Farmington Round Barrow(s)
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Foxcote Hill Farm Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
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Ganborough Long Barrow
11 posts
Gatcombe Lodge Long Barrow
15 posts
The Giant's Stone Long Barrow
11 posts
Hailes Wood Camp Hillfort
4 posts
Hampnett barrows Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
13 posts
Hangman's Stone, Hampnett Holed Stone
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Hangman's Stone (Preston) Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
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Haresdown Barn Round Barrow(s)
31 posts
Haresfield Camp Hillfort
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Hazleton Long Barrows Long Barrow
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Henley Bank Round Barrow(s)
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Hetty Pegler's Tump Long Barrow
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High Brotheridge Camp Hillfort
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The Hoar Stone (Duntisbourne Abbots) Long Barrow
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Honeycombe Farm Long Barrow
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The Horestone (Rodborough) Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Horestone (Swell) Standing Stone / Menhir
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Inlands Plantation Round Barrow(s)
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Kingscote stones Standing Stones
6 posts
Lad Barrow Long Barrow
26 posts
1 site
Lamborough Banks Long Barrow
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Lancaut Promontory Fort
1 post
The Lang Stone Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
15 posts
Lechmore Long Barrow Long Barrow
9 posts
Lechmore Round Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Leckhampton Hill Hillfort
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Lineover Long Barrow
12 posts
Lodge Park Long Barrow
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The Longstone of Minchinhampton Standing Stone / Menhir
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The Longstone (St Briavels) Standing Stone / Menhir (Destroyed)
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Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Lower Swell Long Barrow
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Manor Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Money Tump Round Barrow(s)
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Nan Tow's Tump Round Barrow(s)
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Nash End Farm (Bisley) Round Barrow(s)
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Naunton Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Norbury Camp (Farmington) Hillfort
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Norbury Camp (Upper Coberley) Hillfort
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Norn's Tump Long Barrow
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North Cerney Long Barrow
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Notgrove Long Barrow
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Nottingham Hill Hillfort
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Nympsfield Long Barrow
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Oakhill Wood Ring Cairn
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Oak Piece Long Barrow
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Odo and Dodo Standing Stones
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Oldfield Wood Long Barrow
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Oldwalls Farm Long Barrow
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The Oven Round Barrow(s)
6 posts
Oxenton Hill Camp Hillfort
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Painswick Hill Hillfort
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Park Wood Farm Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Pegler's Knob, Donnington Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Pinkwell Long Barrow
14 posts
Pole's Wood South Long Barrow
22 posts
Randwick Long Barrow Long Barrow
11 posts
The Ring, Cleeve Hill Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Roel Hill Camp Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Saintbury Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Sales Lot Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Salmonsbury Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
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Salperton Park Round Barrow(s)
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Sezincote Round Barrow(s)
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Sezincote Warren Round Barrow(s)
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Shawswell Farm Long Barrow
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Shenberrow Hill Camp Promontory Fort
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Snowshill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
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Soldier's Grave Round Cairn
Soudley Camp Promontory Fort
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Standish Wood Dyke
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Stumps Cross Round Barrow(s)
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St Paul's Epistle Round Barrow(s)
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Swell Hill Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Swell Wold Round Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Symonds Hall Farm Long Barrow
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Symonds Yat Hillfort
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Tar Barrows Round Barrow(s)
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Througham Long Barrow
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The Tibblestone Standing Stone / Menhir
41 posts
The Tinglestone Long Barrow
15 posts
The Toots Long Barrow
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Towbury Hill Hillfort
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Trewsbury Hillfort
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The Tump Round Barrow(s)
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Tump Belt Round Barrow(s)
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The Twizzle Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Twizzle Stone Long Barrow Long Barrow
36 posts
Uley Bury Camp Hillfort
Upper Hyde Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Upper Swell Long Barrow
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Wagborough Bush Round Barrow(s)
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The Warren Hillfort
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The Waste Round Barrow(s) (Destroyed)
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Welshbury Hillfort
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Westwood Long Barrow
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West Barrow Long Barrow
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West Tump Long Barrow
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Whitfield's Tump Long Barrow
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Whittlestone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Wibdon Broadstone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Willersey Camp Hillfort
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Willersey Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Windmill Tump Long Barrow
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Windrush Camp Hillfort
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Wins Barrow Round Barrow(s)
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Withington Long Barrow Long Barrow
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Withington Woods West Round Barrow(s)
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Woodleaze Long Barrow
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Woodmancote Round Barrow(s)
8 posts
Wood Barrow Long Barrow
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Wood Farm Round Barrow(s)
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Worgan's Wood Cairn(s)
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Wyck Beacon Round Barrow(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Battledown Camp Hillfort
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Kiftsgate Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
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Shortwood mounds Round Barrow(s)
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Tabitha's Well Sacred Well

News

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Bronze Age spearhead found at Cirencester sewage works


A rare Bronze Age spearhead has been found by workers while developing a wetland in Gloucestershire.

Experts discovered it at Cirencester Sewage Works, near South Cerney, earlier this year and on 10 May estimated it is about 3,500 years old... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
19th May 2022ce

Iron Age coins found in 1990s declared treasure trove

A hoard of 17 Iron Age coins has been declared treasure trove by a coroner.

More Info :

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-61348636
drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
9th May 2022ce

Unearthed Ancient British chieftain and probable shaman reveal secrets about old burial rituals


The once monumental final resting place of a probable prehistoric chieftain and, potentially, his shaman has been discovered in southwest England.

It’s one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in southern Britain in recent years... continues...
moss Posted by moss
25th April 2020ce

BU archaeologists uncover 6,000-year-old long barrow in the Cotswolds


A 6,000-YEAR-OLD PREHISTORIC BURIAL MONUMENT HAS BEEN UNCOVERED NORTHEAST OF CIRENCESTER IN THE COTSWOLDS BY ARCHAEOLOGISTS FROM BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY... continues...
moss Posted by moss
30th September 2016ce

Cinderbury Iron Age Village Opens This Weekend


A new attraction which offers visitors the chance to experience life as an Iron Age villager opens this weekend. The Cinderbury settlement near Coleford in the Forest of Dean, includes several roundhouses, an iron smelting furnace, pottery kiln and clay-domed bread oven... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th July 2005ce
Edited 30th March 2006ce

Iron Age remains found at castle


A team of university archaeologists has uncovered the remains of an Iron Age settlement in the grounds of a Gloucestershire castle.

The group, from the University of Bristol, found fragments of human bones and prehistoric flint tools in the gardens of Berkeley castle... continues...
Jane Posted by Jane
7th June 2005ce
Edited 14th February 2006ce

Iron Age Holiday Village Planned


More at www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk

Holidaymakers will be able to spend a week living in the Iron Age at a new tourist attraction being planned in the Forest of Dean... continues...
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st January 2004ce
Edited 30th March 2006ce

Save Gloucester Archaeology Unit


RESCUE - The British Archaeological Trust


Gloucester Archaeology Unit is threatened with closure. Gloucester City council are currently considering a number of ways to save money for next year, and the Archaeology Unit is a prime target... continues...
Posted by phil
8th December 2003ce
Edited 15th February 2006ce

Miscellaneous

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There are two round barrows here (you'll have to look carefully though, as they are less than half a metre high), set close to the crest of a hill, and they were found to conceal some interesting burials. The smr record on 'Magic' says:
One of these barrows was partially excavated in 1847, when eight skeletons were found, lying in seven stone-lined graves arranged in a circle around the circumference of the mound. One of the skeletons was accompanied by a spearhead. Three feet below the top of the mound was another skeleton. Finds from the barrow included about 30 yellow glass and amber beads, several iron spearheads, a shield boss, a saucer-brooch, the decorative plates from three brooches, silver earrings and a bronze ring. The site was re examined in 1869 by Playne, who claimed that the centre portion of the barrow was undisturbed,
and reported finding charcoal, bones, potsherds and worked flints at ground level.
This doesn't really enlighten us as to when the burials were made? It sounds rather like reuse of a bronze-age barrow?
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st December 2005ce
Edited 14th February 2006ce

Links

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Cup-marked stones from the Gloucestershire Cotswolds


A .pdf file detailing four cup marked stones.

By A. Marshall

From the Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 1986, Vol. 104, 220-225

Courtesy of the University of Gloucestershire website.
Hob Posted by Hob
20th January 2007ce
Edited 26th February 2011ce

BBC News Magazine: Testing your metal


What's it like living in an Iron Age village? How did they keep warm and make tools? Did they live more rewarding lives? A re-created Iron Age village [at Cinderbury] allows visitors to stay and find out.
Kammer Posted by Kammer
24th April 2006ce
Edited 24th April 2006ce

George Witts: Archaeological Handbook of Gloucester


Bill Thayer has put the text of this Victorian antiquarian's book onto the internet. In places he has kindly linked back to this site. Though I don't think George Witts himself thought of this.

[With thanks to Bill Thayer himself for updating this link].
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
11th November 2003ce
Edited 26th February 2011ce

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Symonds Yat (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

A summer's day revisit (11 June 2021). Fancying a trip to the Wye Valley and realising it's been a decade since my previous visit, this seemed like a good place to combine with a couple of quiet hills on the border between Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.

The bus drops me at Goodrich, and a steep climb takes me up Coppet Hill from where I can survey most of western Herefordshire, across to the Black Moutains in the west and even as far north as Titterstone Clee in Shropshire. Everything is beautifully green and lush. A superb start to the day.

From here I can also see The Queen Stone, which I've never visited but which I really should. The excellent aerial view unfortunately also reveals that the farmer is busily spraying the crop in the stone's field today, which puts paid to that idea. Instead, after a pleasant wander along the ridge to take in the excellent views, I drop down to the valley and cross the river over Huntsham Bridge (not a very nice road for pedestrians).

A footpath runs southeast along the banks of the beautiful Wye, through lush grasses, to the bottom of Huntsham Hill. From the riverside there's a fine view up to the sheer cliffs of the hillfort and Yat Rock. The towering location of the fort is very imposing, clearly no-one would be attempting any kind of attack from the river.

Leaving the river bank through a short stretch of chest-high nettles (shorts seemed like such a good idea earlier), I climb up through Elliot's Woods to the top of the hill, before heading to Yat Rock for the stupendously picturesque view of the Wye and back towards Coppet Hill.

A quick cup of tea at the cafe, and it's into the trees for a revisit to the fort. The last time I came was September, it was really quite overgrown but just starting to die back. Unsurprisingly, June is just as bad in this height of the growing season. The western ends of the ramparts are a choked tangle of briars, hazel and nettles. Luckily, the tall tree cover is thicker to the east, so the shin and ankle shredding undergrowth is less deep and difficult to get through.

I'd forgotten just how impressive the inner banks and ditches are, the earthwork standing well over my head from the ditch. A winter or spring visit would almost certainly be better to reveal more, but it's very pleasant here in the trees and no-one else seems inclined to leave the paths and roads.

After exploring as much as the vegetation allows, I head off along quiet footpaths, to catch a bus from English Bicknor. It's been a lovely revisit to this scenic part of the Wye Valley, and definitely worth approaching the fort from below to truly appreciate its daunting location.
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6th March 2022ce
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Dixton Hill (Hillfort) — Images

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