Worlebury Hill Fort
The large hill fort above Weston-super-Mare (known as Worlebury Camp) is a monument of international significance.
It was built around 2,300 years ago in the Iron Age, most likely by members of the Dobunni tribe, on a site previously occupied by a smaller hill fort.
The fort is protected by seven valla (defensive walls and ditches) which can be easily identified as you enter from the inland side.
There are also more than 90 storage pits in the monument, where several important archaeological discoveries have been made. Many of these can be viewed as part of a permanent exhibition at Weston Museum.
Worlebury Hill Fort Group
In June 2016 concerned residents of Weston-super-Mare, current WANHS Chairman William Fraher among them, formed the Worlebury Hill Fort Group. After observing the neglect of this unique and fascinating part of Weston’s history, they resolved to take action to restore and preserve the site for future generations.
Ever since, the Hill Fort Group has worked to bash brambles, remove weeds and clear storage pits. Their aim is to open up the site so that it can be enjoyed by visitors and local people alike.
The Group are at the hill fort each Monday and Friday morning from 10 'til 12. If you are interested in helping out then please go along. If you have your own tools you are welcome to take them (but no power tools or machetes please), otherwise they will be provided on site.
Sturdy footwear is recommended as the ground can be muddy, and wearing gloves to protect your hands from bramble thorns is also advised. Taking a snack and something to drink is a good idea too, as the work can be tiring. On the plus side, the views are better than in the gym!
To find out more about Worlebury Hill Fort, and what the Group are up to, visit their site: