GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Ham Hill Country Park

5 miles (8 km)

Explore the 390 acres of parkland located at this delightful country par near Yeovil in Somerset. The Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills, River Kennet Valley, Quantock Hills and Dorset Downs can alll be viewed from Ham Hill on a clear day. The park is centred on an Iron Age hill fort while there is also war memorial to the dead of the nearby village of Stoke-sub-Hamdon killed during the two World Wars. This circular walk starts from the car park at the western side of the park. It's located a short distance to the south east of the little village of Stoke Sub Hamdon which makes and alternative start point.
The park is very popular with walkers and cyclists with many routes passing through the park. Mountain bikes are advised for the cycle routes because of the challenging nature of some of the trail sections.
The Leland Trail runs past the park while the 16th century Montacute House is less than a mile east of Ham Hill. There's also Yeovil Country Park which has some nice woodland trails, lakes and waterfalls to see. These are all good options if you would like to continue your walking around the hill.

Ham Hill Country Park Postcode

TA14 6RW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Ham Hill Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ham Hill Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Head to the Prince of Wales for some refreshments after your walk. The pub is located right next to the hill and includes a lovely beer garden with fine views over the surrounding countryside. In the summer months there is live music in Amy’s garden, an ice cream hut, pizza oven and an outside bar. You can find the pub next to the hill with a postcode of TA14 6RW for your sat navs.

The hill is an excellent place for dog walking but please keep them in areas where sheep and cattle are grazing. The Prince of Wales pub mentioned above is also dog friendly. They provide water troughs and a hose outside for dogs and wellies.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Ham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 762458

On Ham Hill. Part of the scarp that run across the Wiltshire/Berkshire/Hampshire border district. Here we are just inside Wiltshire with the copse located on the boundary with Berkshire. The snow didn't offer much of a match to the April sunshine.

Ham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1014717

Countryside view from a high point on the hill. The line slanting down the hillside from centre left is the public bridleway. This would appear to be an old trackway.

Ham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1014692

The small terraces here are a feature of may areas of steep downland and caused by grazing animals. A man-made feature can also be seen slanting down the hillside and away from the camera in mid-distance. This has the appearance of an old trackway.

War memorial, Ham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1086527

War memorial, Ham Hill

View from Ham Hill - geograph.org.uk - 1014712

Wiltshire and Berkshire stretch out across the Kennet valley. The buildings are Ham Spray.

West from Ham Hill South - geograph.org.uk - 43879

West from Ham Hill South. This square is nearly all south western slopes of Ham Hill and surrounding slopes. This view looks west across Cheltenham.

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Cattle are free to graze here, but prefer the lusher grass on top of the hill, which seems to have been improved. The western end of Rivar Copse is on the skyline. The hill was formerly the site of a white horse - somewhere about here as it was just inside Wiltshire on the slope above Ham Spray House

Carvers Hill Farm looking across to Ham Hill escarpment - geograph.org.uk - 1062104

Carvers Hill Farm looking across to Ham Hill escarpment

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GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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