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Home > Days Out> National Trust > Dumpdon Hill Fort
Address : Dumpdon Lane, near Beacon, Honiton, Devon, EX14, 
Telephone : 01752 346585
E-mail : Send an e-mail
Website : Dumpdon Hill Fort's Website
Group : National Trust

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Dumpdon Hill Fort

Children welcome at Dumpdon Hill Fort
An ancient hill fort with views over the Otter Valley


Family venues near Dumpdon Hill Fort



An impressive Iron Age hill fort, Dumpdon sits on one of the largest and most striking hills in the beautiful Otter Valley. The climb is well worth the effort, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area. Explore these impressive defensive earthworks before visiting the mysterious small beech forest behind. Not far from the site Exmoor ponies can be seen grazing on the Rough.


Celtic fun with The Carousel Project

  • The Carousel Project is an Exeter-based social enterprise bringing creative learning, new experiences and outdoor adventure to early years children and their families.*Last summer they visited Dumpdon and had a great day exploring the ancient fort and taking part in Iron Age activities and games.

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General

  • Public toilets in Honiton
  • Dogs welcome on leads only
  • Dumpdon Hill car park: Free parking, donations welcome, OS ST177042, Coordinates 50.8314610000, -3.1699940000
  • Access

  • A steep walk up to the fortification, flat walk on the summit





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