SU3761 : Walbury Iron-age Hillfort – A defender’s view

near to Combe, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Walbury Iron-age Hillfort –  A defender’s view
Walbury Iron-age Hillfort – A defender’s view
This is the view of a defender looking over the northern rampart of the Walbury hillfort, across to the village of Inkpen LinkExternal link and further towards Kintbury and the valley of the river Kennet 3 miles away. Walbury Hill is the highest part of a great chalk escarpment which stretches away to the east as far as Kingsclere and the rabbits on Watership Down. 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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2009
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 8 March, 2009
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Hill fort   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 373 619 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.3405N 1:27.9349W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 373 619
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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