Discover the ruined village of Tyneham, frozen in time since being taken over by the army during WW2. Loved and lost by the residents, who once had hopes to return, it is little more than crumbling ruins. Climb the hill to the Iron Age hillfort of Flowers Barrow, with views stretching across the Jurassic Coastline … Continue reading Tyneham and Flowers Barrow.
A hillfort is a type of earthwork once used as a fortified refuge or defended settlement, located to exploit a rise in elevation for defensive advantage. Hillforts developed in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age, roughly at the start of the first millennium BC, some later used in the post-Roman period. The fortification usually … Continue reading Dorset Hillforts