Badbury Rings

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Even the road approach to this walk is delightful, as you will pass along a stunning avenue of mature beech trees which extends for over two miles. Badbury Rings is an Iron Age hill-fort, which archaeological evidence shows was occupied for nearly 10,000 years. It is reputed to rank as one of England's finest earthworks and has three ramparts, each forty feet high, separated by ditches, which encircle the 330ft-high hill-fort. There are views to the Isle of Wight from the top on a clear day.

There is easy parking (National Trust – free) at the start of the walk, which follows good paths and passes through lovely countryside. The Langton Arms at Tarrant Monkton (ST 944089) has been found to serve excellent food and drink. Refreshments are also available nearby at Shapwick and at Kingston Lacy (National Trust).

England - South West England - Dorset - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Good for Kids, Great Views, National Trust, Wildlife, Woodland

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