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Name:Caynham Fort
Hill number:17173
Height:173m / 568ft
Parent (Ma):2839  Titterstone Clee Hill
RHB Section:38A: Shropshire
County/UA:Shropshire (CoU)
Class:Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:SO 54494 73708
Summit feature:no feature: ground within ramparts of fort
Col:134m  SO555743  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 137 138
(1:25k) 203
Observations:higher point on ramparts 85m WSW at SO 54416 73673 is 40cm higher but man-made
Survey:Abney level
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 27 users)ByDate of Ascent
Nettly embankment of an impressive grassed- over hillfort on a murky day. Centre of field may be as high and more natural??From Ludlow Park and ride carpark- free. Ledwyche Brook crossing also recommended- unexpected huge exposed pipes carrying water from the Elan Valley to Frankley Birmingham, the city's water supply. Amazing to think they're usually underground- visionary engineering.Denise 12/06/2020
A somewhat contrived route on paths from the free Ludow Park and Ride car park. Great hill fort with well preserved ring mound and central grassy dome. Trees hinder views.RichardM12/06/2020
Pleasant amble up fields from track behind church. Into hill fort, across central grassy area to probable summit on far rim under trees.Aye Jimmy27/05/2019
Followed footpaths from rear of churchyard. Fine hill fort and very nice views in conditions almost identical to photo posted by Charles Leventon.milimana30/01/2019
After visiting church. Felt the ancientness.Wycombe Wanderer07/09/2018
From the south up marked track from Caynham village. Impressive hill fort.Campbell Singer25/01/2018
Same route as RHW. Parking by 30mph signs. I was happy with the man made summit on the ramparts. Agree the pipe bridge is an interesting structure.Herbert Anchovy17/11/2017
Impressive earth bank hill fort.PeteF14/06/2017
Continuing from Tinker's Hill via Caynham village, an easy climb to the hill fort at the summit. The stated target is the highest part of the ramparts, among the trees.sooztops10/08/2016
Parked by telephone box and followed FPs up the hill through pastures, but cows were not interested. Walked around southern ramparts to the west and then back through middle of field.PeterD07/08/2016
As for Laura W. (and Topo T8 completed)arranc16/07/2016
From RoW in corner of church yard. Had a chat to the farmer on top, the electric fences ARE live !heavyhorses20/05/2016
From spotheight on road just outside village. Up track past barn and up side of field. Farmer about but either didnt have time to g.o.m.l. or didnt mind. Super little fort and quite the suntrap. The top of the rampart is clearly the high point and as its been there for hundreds of years i'd say it counts. Visiting the alternative summit is however still worthwhile for the startling manner in which Titterstone Clee is framed. Freaked Laura out somewhat by letting a cow lick my hand.stig_nest08/05/2016
With stig_nest. Pleasant walk up to the fort.. strangely friendly cow in the field on the way back!!!Laura.W08/05/2016
Interesting top, from W.RobertP31/01/2016
From W, v nice but nearest parking at edge of village hence 200m on busyish road. Severn Trent pipe bridge an impressive structure!RHW11/04/2015
Grid ref is correct although earth ramparton western side looks higher. Man made but probably at least 1000 years ago.clivevilla18/07/2013
From SO 535 738 - see blog diary at!/2013/03/caynham-camp-hillfort.htmlsummitsup31/03/2013
The name is Caynham Camp - not fort. Finally went up on cool Summer evening from the church.fasgadh31/07/2001
Andy West07/06/2020
andrew brown30/05/2017