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Danebury Hill Fort

1 miles (2 km)

Climb to Danebury Hill Fort and Danebury Down on this short walk in Hampshire. After archeological excavations it is believed the Iron Age Fort dates back to between 500BC-100BC.
You can start your walk from the car park on Old Stockbridge Road about 1 mile east of the hill. From here you can pick up the footpath taking you up to the hill fort. The high point stands at 143m (469ft) providing wonderful views over the beautiful Test Valley. It's a great spot for a picnic in the summer when you'll see lots of people enjoying the views and walking their dogs.
The hill is great for wildlife. Look out for wild ponies and the Chalkhill Blue Butterfly. The fort also has a number of information boards where you can read all about the fascinating history of the area.
The fort is located near to Stockbridge and the village of Longstock. An alternative route would be to start your walk in Longstock and follow footpaths west to the hill. The Test Way also runs through Stockbridge and Longstock. You could extend your walk by picking up the riverside trail. Heading north east will take you to Chilbolton, Wherwell and Harewood Forest. Head south and you will come to King's Somborne and Horsebridge.
Cyclists can reach the fort by following National Cycle Network Route 246 from Andover to the Stockbridge area.

Danebury Hill Fort Postcode

SO20 6HZ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Danebury Hill Fort OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Danebury Hill Fort Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Danebury Hill Fort Pubs/Cafes

Head into nearby Stockbridge and you can enjoy a bite to eat at the excellent Greyhound on the Test. The pub does good food and has a delightful garden area in the back. With views over the tranquil river it's the perfect spot to relax in if the weather is fine. You can find it on the High Street at a postcode of SO20 6EY.

Danebury Hill Fort Dog Walking

The hill is very popular with dog walkers so you're likely to bump into a few other owners on your outing. The site includes some on lead and some off lead areas with signs to guide you. The Greyhound pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Danebury Ring, Iron Age Hill Fort - geograph.org.uk - 1506378

Danebury Ring, Iron Age Hill Fort View of the entrance through the ramparts that circles this ancient fort

Ditch and Ramparts, Danebury Hillfort - geograph.org.uk - 251470

Ditch and Ramparts, where the ramparts ring a large, flat grassy area with wildflowers.

View north from the ramparts of Danebury fort - geograph.org.uk - 1506385

View north from the ramparts across the countryside on a glorious day in September 2009

Danebury Hill Fort entrance - panoramio

Danebury Hill Fort entrance

Sheep within Danebury hillfort - geograph.org.uk - 735496

Sheep within the hillfort. This is a 'conservation flock' of Manx Loughton sheep, if the Hampshire County Council website is to be believed. Apparently this traditional breed is a good approximation to the kind of sheep kept at Danebury in its iron-age heyday. The chalk grassland habitat relies on grazing by such animals to maintain its characteristic flora. The location of the flock varies through the year, so dog-walkers should always have a part of the council-maintained Danebury site to run their dogs off the lead.

The Turret - geograph.org.uk - 735490

The Turret A view across to the wooded knoll known as The Turret, from close to the triangulation pillar east of Danebury hillfort. To the right of the turret, on the far side of the Test Valley, is Woolbury hillfort. The bush in the foreground is a juniper, I think.

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