Opening times for 25 February 2024
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Car park adjacent to grassed track to site. Wide self-closing gate. Gently sloping grassland, tussocky with banks/ditches, muddy when wet.
Located north of A30, about 2 miles east of the junction with A338. Note, the track to the car park is unsuitable to low chassis vehicles.
Monarch's Way runs along the south-western edge of the site, from Winterbourne Dauntsey to Middle Winterslow. Landranger map sheet 184
Salisbury station, 4 miles from Figsbury Ring
Wilts and Dorset 88 and Stagecoach 87 from Salisbury
Accesible from the A30, 4 miles east of Salisbury
The outer rampart and ditch was constructed in the Iron Age, the inner bank and ditch is thought to be Neolithic, about 2000 years earlier.
There is a good display of wild flowers in spring and summer. Look out for fragrant orchid and the elusive frog orchid in late June.
The chalk grassland provides habitat for many invertebrates, there is a notable population of Adonis blue butterflies seen in May and August.
From the mid-spring until mid-summer the sound of skylarks fills the air. They make their nest on the ground, in the long grass in the centre of the hill fort.
Figsbury Ring is home to an unusually designed Iron Age hillfort, containing a smaller, possibly Neolithic, enclosure. Views from the ramparts reach over Salisbury Plain, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral. The ramparts also act as a refuge for unusual plants including orchids.
Discover an unusually designed Iron Age hill fort, containing a smaller central, possibly Neolithic, enclosure. Enjoy the exceptional views from the ramparts over Salisbury Plain, Old Sarum and Salisbury Cathedral. The ramparts also act as a refuge for unusual plants.
In late spring and summer experience, a carpet of wild flowers including orchids, the air filled with insects and the song of skylarks.