SU3761 : Walbury Hill Iron-Age hillfort

taken 9 years ago, near to Combe, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Walbury Hill  Iron-Age hillfort
Walbury Hill Iron-Age hillfort
This is all that remains of the ramparts (single bank and ditch) that once protected the north side of the large Iron-Age hillfort that occupied the top of Walbury Hill LinkExternal link. This hill is the highest part of the great chalk escarpment which overlooks the valley of the river Kennet, 3 miles away to the north (that is off to the left in the picture). At 974 feet ASL (279 metres) Walbury is said to be the highest chalk hill in England. Given the fort area covers all of 82 acres and the subsoil is chalk, it must have been a major feat to construct LinkExternal link. See Gallery LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 March, 2009
Category
Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 374 619 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.3399N 1:27.8143W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 373 619
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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