Hambledon Hill rises steeply to 190 metres above the Blackmore Vale and the river Stour below. It is located close to the village of Child Okeford, 6 miles north-west of Blandford Forum. Hambledon Hill is one of the best preserved and most notable Iron Age hill forts in Great Britain.
Distance: 2.7 miles (Circular walk)
Estimated time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total ascent: 437ft, Max elevation 619ft
Walk date: June 2020
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The land is owned and managed by the National Trust although there is no official car park nearby (see walk parking suggestions below). Information about Hambledon Hill including a map of the walk is shown on the National Trust webpage https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trails/walking-around-the-ramparts-at-hambledon-hil-
The starting point for the walk is a lay-by in Duck Street just to the east of Child Okeford (on the road connecting Child Okeford to the A350) (Google map) (w3w). The lay-by can only accommodate around 3 cars. Alternative parking can be found on the other side of Child Okeford village beside Shaftesbury Road (Google map) (w3w) or in the village itself although the village can get a bit congested at weekends and in the summer.
Walks nearby: Hod Hill