Dumpdon Hill is an Iron Age Hillfort near Honiton in Devon, England.
There is a small car park below Dumpdon hill and a track which leads up through the original entrance to the fort. The ramparts are well preserved and 2 metres high in places. Despite the imposing position and strong defences, it is believed that the fort was unfinished and probably never inhabited.
Photographers notes: This is a really nice Hill Fort with great views but there is hardly any information about it – except for some rumours of occult practise in the woods! It looks like a great location for a Hill Fort with views in all directions. There is a large field to one side of the fort which is where I imagine the village would have been – with no supporting evidence whatsoever 🙂 A good place for RC plans/gliders and dog walks/picnics.
Below is an interactive 3D model of Dumpdon Hill. Although the resolution is fairly low, it gives an impression of the site as a whole:
Below is an image showing the ground features without the trees (Move your cursor over the image to reveal the underlying terrain):
|Dates:||Approx 750 BC – 43 AD|
|Elevation:||850 above sea level|
|Size:||62 Acres (partially wooded)|
|Access:||Common land – free access to the public|
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*Extract from Oxford University Atlas of Hillforts