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Badbury Rings

Hillfort, Dorset


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Three well-worn chalk banks and ditches surround 7 hectares of trees inside. This Iron Age hillfort has never been excavated, so details are sketchy at best, although it lies at the junction of two Roman roads. Common to many south-western hillforts, it harbours Arthurian legends. 

Plan taken from The Ancient Earthworks of Cranborne Chase by Heywood Sumner

Access: Well signposted just off the B3082 between Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum. Large car-park.
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Rating: General Impression 4, Ambience 3, Access 5

Personal: This site gets very busy with dog-walkers, picnickers and other such visitors on warm weekends. 


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