Ham Hill Country Park
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.
PostcodeTA14 6RW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Ham Hill Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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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.