Forestry Commission logo

Explore Bury Ditches
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

Summit plaque at the highest point of Bury Ditches Iron Age Hill Fort. The Marches. West Midlands FD

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?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Arrived later than planned today, walked the Druids walk very enjoyable but was spoils by horse riders churning up the path making it very muddy and hard going. Arrived at the hill fort to be greeted by one of the best Shropshire panoramas. We also witnessed a superb sunset.

Ed, 10/Jan/2018
4 Stars 4 Stars

Lovely site with lots of trails including well marked walking paths. Such an interesting site with the way the ditches interlink and beautiful surroundings. Thanks for all your work in keeping it accessible

Ash, 24/Jul/2017
3 Stars 3 Stars

Visited June 2017, disappointed that the site was so overgrown, with long grass & shrubs all over

Kay Tricsli, 24/Jun/2017

Hi Sorry you was disappointed it is due to be cut back this month.

Forestry Commission Response

Please tell us about your visit

Please email us at if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

Email addresses will not be shown

Last updated: 28th April 2018

Help us take care of your forest

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

Get directions


Nicola Cowell
Recreation Ranger
0300 0676977

Related documents

Useful sites

Family activities

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.