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Hill forts of the Stour Valley

David E. C. Jardine

Hill forts of the Stour Valley

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Published by Bournemouth Local Studies in (Bournemouth) .
Written in English

  • Fortification, Prehistoric -- England -- Stour, River, Valley (Wiltshire and Dorset),
  • Stour, River, Valley (Wiltshire and Dorset, England) -- Antiquities.,
  • England -- Antiquities.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p58-59.

    StatementDavid E.C. Jardine ; illustrations by the author.
    SeriesBournemouth local studies publications -- no. 180
    LC ClassificationsGN806.S/
    The Physical Object
    Pagination60p. :
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20270696M
    ISBN 10090628760X

    Starting in the village of Longstock, this walk takes in the Iron Age site of Danebury Hill Fort. You will walk along gently rolling hills, parkland and through the valley of the River Test. Note that there is a stretch along a busyish country road. Distance – miles Time – miles. Stour Valley Nature Reserve is on the north-west edge of Bournemouth. A ranger team is based there, at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre, near Granby Road car reserve still has its Green Flag and includes a two mile stretch of riverside footpath, meadows, hedgerows and woodland.. There is an arboretum filled with interesting trees, which are labelled and form part of a trail. HILL-FORTS. Eight earthworks in the area covered by this Volume are classified as hill-forts. These, with one possible exception, Woolsbarrow, Bloxworth (44), all belong to the Iron Age. Bindon, W. Lulworth (53), is not a true hill-fort but has some comparable features and can be regarded as a gigantic promontory enclosure of the same period.   The 10 best walking festivals in Britain for ancient hill forts, spring-blooming valleys and cosy country pubs. a four-day hike along the Stour Valley Path, which cuts right through.

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Oldnall sits high above the Stour Valley on the eastern boundary of the parish and manor of Pages: Hambledon Hill is a prehistoric hill fort in Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale five miles northwest of Blandford Forum.

The hill itself is a chalk outcrop, on the southwestern corner of Cranborne Chase, separated from the Dorset Downs by the River Stour.

It is owned by the National TrustLocation: North Dorset, Dorset, England, UK. Hod Hill (or Hodd Hill) is a large hill fort in the Blackmore Vale, 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Blandford Forum, Dorset, fort sits on a m ( ft) chalk hill of the same name that lies between the adjacent Dorset Downs and Cranborne hill fort at Hambledon Hill is just to the north.

The name probably comes Hill forts of the Stour Valley book Old English "hod", meaning a shelter, though "hod" could Location: Blackmore Vale, Dorset, England.

Maiden Castle is one of the largest hill forts in Europe. [1] [2] Photograph taken in by Major George Allen (–).

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The Stour rises in eastern Cambridgeshire and flows 47 miles to the North Sea near Harwich, passing some of the loveliest views of riparian farmland in England.

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The Stour Valley Path is a 60 mile route following the Hill forts of the Stour Valley book sides of the River Stour through the beautiful Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire countryside, including the Dedham Vale AONB.

A public Hill forts of the Stour Valley book itinerary pack 'Days Out Along the Stour Valley Path' has been developed to allow walkers to do the path in stretches and take a bus or. Hotels near Stour Valley Arts: ( mi) Travelodge Ashford Town Centre ( mi) Premier Inn Ashford (Eureka Leisure Park) hotel ( mi) Ashford International Hotel ( mi) Travelodge Ashford ( mi) Sue and Jim's B and B; View all hotels near Stour Valley Arts on Tripadvisor4/5(11).

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The river's valley makes up part of the Stour Valley Walk, a fifty one mile walking path which traverses Kent's Low Weald and the Kent Downs.

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About the Stour Valley The River Stour rises near the village of Lenham, passing through rural landscapes and urban centres on its way to the English Channel at Pegwell Bay.

The river’s lower reaches (downstream of Fordwich) are tidal. It has Kent’s second largest catchment area (after the River Medway). This catchment is extremely diverse in its [ ]. Dorset (pronounced 'DOR-sit' or [dɔ.sət], and sometimes in the past called Dorset shire) is a county in the south-west of England, on the English Channel coast.

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The next objective for Vespasian was to advance northwest up the Stour Valley to neutralise the four hill forts of Badbury Rings, Spettisbury Rings, Hambledon Hill and Hod Hill. This achieved, his right flank and rear would therefore be better protected as the main body of.

The Stour Valley Path Guide. The Stour Valley Path guide has just been released. The new walker’s guide for the 60 mile path from Newmarket near the source of the River Stour through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to Cattawade where the river joins the estuary.

Published by Dedham Vale AONB, in full colour. Stour Valley Way National Trail goes across the hill Please ensure that when visiting Hambledon Hill on horseback that horses remain on the bridleways.

Hambledon Hill is a protected ancient monument and an important site for archaeology and on: Child Okeford, DT11 8HD, Dorset. Trenches and banks of Bronze Age hill forts still stand, enclosing circular hut foundations, dug in to fend off the wind.

Many of my “Wessex Tales” are set along the valley of North Dorset’s River Stour—a valley that threads between ancient hill forts.

Wessex Tales are set in and around a ten-mile stretch of Dorset’s Stour Valley between Blandford and Sturminster Newton. My forty stories extend the name ‘Okeford’, which covers three villages.

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A short circular walk, with some steep ascents, taking in Park Hill Camp Iron Age hill fort and returning along Six Wells Valley.

During spring the woodlands are carpeted in bluebells. Look and listen out for nuthatches, tree creepers, and long tailed tits. Park Hill Camp is an Iron Age hill fort. The Spread Eagle Inn is on the Stourhead estate which features a Palladian mansion and world-famous landscape lake & garden.

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A walk along the valley of the River Stour from the source, passing through a varied landscape, and taking in downland, woodland, orchards, hop gardens. The Stour meanders sleekly onwards and cuts into Hod Hill, site of both Iron Age and Roman forts, the latter built neatly within the north-west corner of the earlier defences.

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