Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Dolbury Hillfort

Dolbury Hillfort, on the Killerton Estate, was built on a volcanic stone outcrop and was used by Iron Age settlers between 400 BC and 43 AD.

The hilltop was enclosed with a high earth bank and surrounding ditch.

The hill was landscaped in the seventeenth century and the tree clad the summit is known locally as The Clump.

The hill has views across the Devon countryside as far as Cadbury Hill n North Somerset.

As Helen and I discovered, the embankment is not something one can run up n a hurry!

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