Walking

Walking trail

Cadbury Camp climb

Walking trail

Climb the steep hill behind Tickenham to discover the earthworks of Cadbury Camp Iron Age hill fort. Enjoy the stunning views across the Severn Estuary and the Mendip Hills. Cadbury Camp is an important site for nature conservation; if you're really lucky you may see adders basking on the ramparts of the hill fort.

 Enjoying the view at Cadbury Camp, Somerset

Map

Map route for Cadbury Camp climb

Start:

Tickenham village hall car park; grid ref ST445715

1

At the front of the hall, turn left onto the Clevedon road (B3130). Turn left at the public footpath sign, through the pedestrian gate, and continue up the footpath which runs along the side of an orchard.

2

Continue through the kissing gate, up the steps and up a very steep hill. Enter National Trust land - Cadbury Camp - over a style and continue up the footpath to a bench.

3

The bench is a great place to stop for a rest and enjoy the view. Continue up the hill towards the ramparts of the Iron Age hill fort, bear right until you reach a gap in the ramparts, continue through into the centre of the camp.

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 Enjoying the view at Cadbury Camp, Somerset

4

Continue straight on through the camp, bear left to exit the camp through its entrance.

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A man standing looking at the ramparts of Cadbury camp

5

Arrive at the interpretation panel.

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Information panel at Cadbury camp

6

Continue down the path and exit National Trust land through a metal pedestrian gate.

7

Turn right onto the bridleway (Cadbury Camp Lane), then left next to a wooden fence. Follow the path through the ash woodland, continue downhill. Turn left along the lane towards a house gate, then continue downhill via a steep rocky gully and pass under the M5 motorway.

8

Exit the footpath at The Kennels, turn right then left onto the lane, follow the lane until you reach a public bridleway sign on the left (also signed Fir Tree Bungalow)

9

Turn left onto the bridleway and follow it up the hill, back under the motorway, continue up the rocky gully to some stables.

10

Turn left onto Cadbury Camp Lane, re-enter National Trust land via a stile on the right.

11

Turn right and follow the bottom edge of the site, parallel with the fence line and exit National Trust land over a stile.

12

Continue straight on down the hill, turn right at the fork and continue down the hill, follow the level path behind the fields.

13

Turn right through the kissing gate onto the footpath you started on, continue down past the orchard, exit the footpath through the pedestrian gate onto the Clevedon Road, turn right and return to the village hall car park.

End:

Tickenham village hall car park; grid ref ST445715

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Cadbury Camp climb

Terrain

There is a steep ascent up a grassy field. The route also has a steep descent and ascent via a rocky gully. Walking boots are recommended. There are  pedestrian gates and stiles. Cadbury Camp is often grazed by sheep and cows. Please help us by keeping your dogs under close control.

Cadbury Camp climb

Contact us

Cadbury Camp climb

How to get here

Address
Tickenham Village Hall, Clevedon Road, Tickenham, Clevedon, BS21 6RX
By road

Tickenham village hall is on the B3130 Clevedon Road

By bus

First Bus services 362, 363, X6 and X8 from Bristol bus station to Clevedon

Cadbury Camp climb

Facilities and access

  • Free car parking at Tickenham village hall (not NT)
  • There are no facilities here. The Star Inn, which sells hot food, is east along the B3130 (not NT)