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Name:Cadbury Castle
Hill number:18001
Height:253m / 830ft
Parent (Ma):2889  Dunkery Beacon
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Catchment:Exe
Class:Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:SS 91321 05295
Summit feature:no feature
Drop:53m
Col:200m  SS917050  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 192
(1:25k) 114S
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 14 users)ByDate of Ascent
Parking 100 mts south of fp. Good path. Fine views from hilltop fort defences.Campbell Singer31/03/2019
Well preserved earth embankments of ancient fort, apparently constructed 500-300 BC by Dunnonian tribes for defence and trade as part of a network of similar hillforts, later developed and used by Romans in c450 AD, when it acquired its current name and even occupied by Parliamentarians during the civil war 1645-6, until dispersed by a great storm... or possibly a protective dragon. HP on northern grassy embankment.Denise 02/04/2018
Parking in dedicated layby to S and well signed and good path up to the excellent well maintained hill fort with interesting informative signs. Fine views NW. Short grass surrounded by ~150m diameter earth embankment.RichardM02/04/2018
Up from the road junction to the west. Old hill fort on top lovely spot to daycare the dipping sun. Only one metre lower than the HuMP summit hill to the east.vegibagger15/12/2017
Lovely walk from Cadbury churchPoolton12323/10/2015
Good path from track junction to south. There is a car park sign but I couldn't find a car park ! I thought it was quite impressive with good views to the north.Mark Sims15/10/2015
Fourth summit of Eight reached today. From Windmill Hill at SS897049 I tracked back and took a farmer's track@SS897047 and followed this to a field adjacent to the minor rd through Little Bowley. Climbed a gate to cut off the corner and followed rd past Cadbury ch. Followed rd Se. climbed over a gate and merged with fp leading upto Cadbury castle. Nice views.Dazingdale04/01/2014
Walked up from parking space near church to south west.Dugswell218/03/2012
pleasant undramatic hillfort; fine gappy views NW. car pk to S; good FP to summit RHW07/06/2003
Dusty08/12/2019
Alan Whatley31/03/2019
Adrian29/03/2019
Steve Q03/08/2017
Smudge23/02/2013