Walk Reports 2019

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Thursday 24 October 2019

Cadbury Camp, Tickenham

On a rather damp and unpromising morning, three members of the Footpaths Group walked to Cadbury Camp from Tickenham Village Hall.

Early on, the sky was grey and misty but it became brighter as the morning progressed. The path well maintained but muddy in places.

The three-mile circular walk took around two hours with several stops on the way to examine this spectacular late Iron Age hill fort and take in the views. We paused to look at the interesting Brown Rock Woodland Project in Bayes Wood.


Then we climbed gradually on the Loop Path through the woods and across open land to the Camp, which was probably constructed in the sixth century BC and occupied until the mid-first century AD. We walked around the top of the extensive double-banked circular earth ramparts, which enclose around 6.5 acres.

We then continued along Cadbury Camp Lane and down a good track past Tickenham Golf Club, returning to the Village Hall along the road.

A good lunch was subsequently enjoyed at The Black Horse pub in Clapton-in-Gordano.

Report by Ross Janes.
Photos by Ross, and Malcolm Case.

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