Winter works 2015/2016 at Hembury Fort to improve and protect it's furtue.

Winter Works

November 2017 — March 2018

This winter we will carry out a programme of work at Hembury Hill Fort as part of our efforts to:

  • protect the ancient features
  • enhance habitats for wildlife
  • tree surgery to some beech tree for safety
  • bank building
  • tree clearing work at East gate
  • veiw hole cutting to reveal the view all the way to Dartmoor and further, and to uncover the fort rampart defences


During this period, parts of the site will be closed to the public, including footpaths. The closed areas will change from day to day.

The public are still welcome but when visiting, please take notice of signs directing you not to enter areas where there is a safety risk.

The Programme

The works programme will protect the future of Hembury Hill Fort by reducing root damage to the archaeology through management of the trees and other vegetation.

Bournemouth University logo, Devon Archaeological Society logo, Historic England logo, Blackdon Hills Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty logo, EcoLogic logo and Natural England logo Scheduled Monuments are protected sites and it is illegal to cause damage to them. Metal detecting, bonfires and unauthorised vehicles, horses and bikes are prohibited.