White Sheet Hill
White Sheet Hill is an area of chalky downland rich in flora and fauna and noted for its 11 scheduled ancient monuments including an Iron Age hill fort known an White Sheet Camp. Parts of the site are over 5,000 years old!
The hill fort dates back to the Iron Age at around 500 BC and comprises a high rampart and ditches. There is a causewayed Neolithic enclosure dating to around 3,000 BC and is thought to be where pre-historic farmers met for fairs, markets or religeous ceremonies.
The site contains 12 Bronze Age barrows (burial mounds) dating to 1800 BC and the road next to the hill can be traced back to Roman times.
White Sheet Hill is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and not only that is home to the White Sheet Radio Flying Club - so watch out for low-flying aircraft!
Address: White Sheet Down, near Mere, Wiltshire
Website: White Sheet Hill
Directions from A303: Leave at the Mere turn-off and take the B3095 north. Turn left onto White Sheet Lane. White Sheet Hill is about 1.3 miles on your left.
Admission times: Any time
Admission charge: Free
Parking: There is a small car park a bit further on from the site (just after the sharp left hand turn).
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