Bury Ditches Hillfort, Shropshire
Nort-West of Clun
B-road north off B4368
Bury Ditches Hillfort is an Iron Age hill fort from about 500BC and is one of the best-preserved in the country. It was permanently occupied with people living in small circular huts within the defensive structure. The fort had two entrances, remains of which can still be seen today.
The walk up from the car park navigates through a lovely wooded area that suddenly opens up near the summit to reveal the impressive series of earthworks. Progressing up to the highest point offers some of the best panoramic views in the Shropshire Hills.
Until 1976, it was shrouded in trees - but a storm blew many of them down, and then the Forestry Commission felled the remainder of trees from the ramparts, revealing the oval-shape hillfort