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Bury Ditches is home to one of the best-preserved hill forts in the country, dating from about 500BC. Come and meet Llew, the Iron Age boy, who helps visitors, young and old, enjoy the site.

The climb up to the Hillfort is steep but the views are worth it!

Find a map of the site here

Chieftan's Walk

A short, sharp ascent to the hillfort and a superb view with a walk through the woodland back to the car park (1.3 miles).

Druids's Walk

Climb up to the hillfort and then follow the red waymarkers past the giant redwood tree (1.8 miles).

Tactile information

There is a relief plan of the fort at the start of the walks and information in Braille.

Easier Access.

Visitors who are looking for a more level walk can follow the forest road past the barrier to a bench and a wonderful view.


What do other visitors say?

I'm leading a walking group passing through Bury Ditches hill fort ,in late May. 2014 (we are walking from back to Malvern over 6 days) Is it possible to arrange a guided tour of the area, duration about 1hr? Many thanks for any help Bob

Bob Baldwin, 17/Jan/2014

Hi can you email me at with the date and I shall see if anyone is available. Thank you

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Last updated: 29th February 2016

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What's Here?

  • Parking
  • Dogs on lead
  • There is livestock helping us to maintain the hillfort at certain times of the year. Please put your dog on a lead if there are signs asking you to do so.
  • Ancient Monuments
  • Bury Ditches is one of the best examples of an Ironage Hillfort in England.
  • Trail (moderate)
  • the steep walk up to the hillfort may be challenging for some.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SO 335 839
Postcode: SY7 8BD

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Georgina Sharp
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977­

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