Maiden Castle in Dorset is one of the largest and most complex Iron Age hillforts in Europe – the size of 50 football pitches. Its huge multiple ramparts, mostly built in the 1st century BC, once protected hundreds of residents.
This walk starts from Maiden Castle car park and enjoys some spectacular views south to the Ridgeway and north over Dorchester and far into the Dorset countryside. It’s the perfect place to take the kids and run off that excess energy, and if you are lucky you might spot the odd crop circle too.
Complete the walk by following the path along the Ridgeway and then down in to Martinstown. There is a nice pub stop at the Brewers Arm where you can relax with a drink after your walk.