Hembury Hillfort


Hembury Hillfort, near Payhembury is the finest prehistoric hillfort in Devon, with massive defensive ramparts. Excavations have revealed Iron Age and Roman occupation. Access via public footpath off A373.

Hembury Hillfort is an excellent site to introduce children to life in the Iron Age.

Blackdown Hills AONB, in conjunction with Devon’s Historic Environment Team, has produced some resources for Key Stage 1 and 2 primary school children to help teachers, mums, dads and adults with a field trip to Hembury Fort, Payhembury.

Hear about Hembury Fort on BBC Radio 4’s Open Country


Grid reference: ST111031

Nearest postcode: EX14 3LA



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