Weston Wood and Hill Fort.

A great example of an Iron Age Hill Fort set in huge woodlands with loads to explore, brilliant sea views and even an adventure playground.

Length – 4.5km from car park to furthest edge of hill fort and back, but there’s loads more to explore or you can do less.

Push chairs – yes, you’d need an offroader round the hill fort itself especially this time of year (winter), but there’s loads of well maintained paths.

Dogs – yes.

I have written about Weston Wood previously, but the kids were very young so we didn’t venture far and didn’t get to the fort. So I thought I’d give it another go.

There’s a free car park and plenty of space at Worelbury Hill Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS22 9SG. From here head straight down the main path into the woods, after a few mins you’ll see a sign on your right for the adventure play area.

There’s a big swing and a really fun zipline. Word of warning though, when you hit the end you fly up really high, my 4 year old fell off. He was fine of course, but maybe I should have gone on with him.

Back to the main path and just keep going straight on. There’s a few paths that go slightly left or right, but if you keep going straight most of them seemed to join back up again.

Eventually you’ll get to the hill fort which is in pretty good shape considering it’s 2000 years old. You can really see where the different parts are. There are also lots of fallen trees for the kids to play on and some stunning views of Weston and Sand Bay. We just turned around and went back the way we came.

Map – http://www.simonlikesmaps.com/share?key=ahBzfnNpbW9ubGlrZXNtYXBzchILEgVSb3V0ZRiAgIDc2tSfCgw


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