Danebury (or ‘Danebury Rings’) is an Iron Age hill fort in Hampshire. The hill is 143 m (469 ft) in height, not spectacular in itself but its prominence in the landscape gives clear, distant views in all directions over the county and beyond. The fort itself covers around 12 acres, and was extensively excavated in the 1970s. The evidence suggests it was built in the c6 BC, and was used for some 500 years.
We hadn’t walked on Danebury for many years, though we drive past it frequently. When we set off for a walk there, I didn’t even know about the trig point – though the location makes perfect sense for one. I had no camera with me, just an iPhone. On a chilly, cloudy May day, these photos will at least give some idea of the extensive views from the Trig Point across the patchwork of fields. Next time, we’ll choose a clear sunny day for a walk there…
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The photos areabsolutely fine, RH. Amazing, all this well kept camps from distant times.
I assume the name Danebury has got something to do with the Danes in one way or another?
That’s probably right Dina – even if the fort was long unoccupied by their time, the Danes would have claimed it as a defensive site / lookout position I expect. The ‘bury’ means fort / fortified place (Anglo-Saxon ‘burh’) – so it wasn’t a burial site. RH