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“Shame- could be interesting”
Review of Buckland Rings

Buckland Rings
London, United Kingdom
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“Shame- could be interesting”
Reviewed 1 June 2013

We are regular visitors to Lymington and wanted to see something different. The tourist website listed Buckland Rings Iron Age hill fort. First off, there are NO signs to the hill fort at all for cars. The website says to park nearby on residential streets, but since there is no sign this is hard! We parked in the industrial estate close to the railway which turned out to be close & convenient. Secondly, having parked, there are still no signs for walkers- we guessed using GPS co-ordinates and were lucky to find an (unmarked) footpath next to the railway bridge which accessed the site. Thirdly, and very sadly, the lower part of the site has been ruined by bulldozers carving out some sort of skate or cycle park, completely out of keeping with the archaeology of the site. When we finally got to the top of the site we did see the ramparts (3) and ditches of the Iron age fort and the central area. We didn't see anyone else despite it being a sunny weekend which was not surprising as I doubt anyone else would have bothered to persevere and find it! It gave the feeling that the council were uninterested in any form of care or information although on our way down we did find a small signpost with some information on it in the field (which no-one would have used to access it). Could be a nice/ interesting site with a modicum of attention paid to it.

Visited May 2013
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