An opportunity to explore this iconic Iron Age hillfort with Dave Allen, Hampshire's Curator of Archaeology. FULLY BOOKED BUT PLEASE CONTACT WALKS@CBA-WESSEX.ORG.UK TO PLACE YOUR NAME ON THE RESERVE LIST

Date:Sun, 23 April 2017
Pricing:Members £3, Non-members £5
Time:Meet for a 10.30 am start
Contact:General enquiries to Peter Stanier - walks@cba-wessex.org.uk

Not many visitors to Danebury Ring appreciate the scale of the archaeological excavation that took place there – so well has it ‘returned to nature’.  This walk will examine the obvious earthworks – the east gate of the Iron Age hillfort, the ramparts – and point out some of the less obvious ones – such as the Late Bronze Age ‘ranch boundary’ and blocked entrance. But more than that, it will describe the work at Danebury and neighbouring sites and bring you up to date with all the latest research.

Danebury - digging in full swing - 1984

Danebury – digging in full swing – 1984

Meet in the Danebury car park (free parking) ready for a 10.30 am start.

Directions:  Take the A30 west out of Stockbridge. At the top of the hill turn right to Danebury, which is on the left after a couple of miles.  Satnav postcode for Danebury Hill Fort, near Stockbridge, SO20 8UL.

Accessibility:  There is a continuous moderate gradient from the car park up to the hill fort with a short steeper section at the top.  The Hill Fort is fenced and access is through gates or kissing gates.  Toilets, including an accessible toilet, are usually open from April – October, but occasionally have to be closed during very cold weather.  For refreshments the nearby town of Stockbridge offers an excellent choice of pubs and tearooms.


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