Hembury Hillfort, near Payhembury is the finest prehistoric hillfort in Devon, with massive defensive ramparts. Excavations have revealed Iron Age and Roman occupation.
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.
Grid reference: ST111031
Nearest postcode: EX14 3LA
Car park nearby
Download our hillforts activity sheet [pdf] suitable for adults and children.
Children’s activity video: Explore and Create – Reveal the Iron Age at Hembury Hillfort