Blackbury Camp is the remains of an Iron Age hillfort with impressive ramparts, now surrounded by woodland. The original camp would have had wooden gates and a timber gate-tower. The site was excavated in the 1950s, and finds included the remains of a hut, a cooking pit, an oven, pottery, and over 1,000 slingstones.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open at any reasonable time during daylight hours
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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