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The hill fort at Hambledon Hill: the approach from the south

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The hill fort at Hambledon Hill: the approach from the south

Caption - Hambledon Hill is known to have been occupied since Neolithic times, but the great ramparts seen here are part of a typical Iron Age hill fort - and a very impressive one. The people who built this fort certainly had an eye for a defensive site - below the ramparts the ground falls away steeply to the west, north and east. I reached it by one of the gentler routes, from the south - quite a slog on a warm day, and quite steep enough in places, thankyou!

Walk 3695 : Hambledon Hill & Hod Hill from Shroton

Photographer : Stefan Czapski

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Dorset is a beautiful county for walking with a varied landscape including chalk downs, limestone ridges, low-lying valleys and a glorious coastline. Predominantly rural in character the walking offers wonderful views and pretty villages. Much of the coast is part of the Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site due to its geological significance, including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door.

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