Look out for orange waymarkers
There are orange waymarker arrows to help guide you along the trail.
Total steps: 4
Total steps: 4
Compton Road lay-by parking, SO 83575 83631
From the noticeboard, turn right across the sandy area and take the uphill path into the woods, waymarked with an orange arrow.
At the crossroads, you will find tree stumps, fallen logs and some den-building materials. Continue along the central path, following the orange markers, to find more natural play in the woods.
Pass through the gate and turn left to enter the Iron Age hillfort. From here you can enjoy far-reaching views across several counties, and use the toposcope to work out which hills and towns you can see.
From the corner of the hillfort you will see a sign directing you down to the Rock Houses. Go down the steps and bear left, it is a short 10-minute walk to these unique homes carved straight into the sandstone rock. There is also a tea-room and toilets. From here it is a couple of minutes back to the car park.
Compton Road noticeboard, SO 83575 83631
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