Baker's Arms Holiday Cottages

South Perrott, Dorset

This is an owners own site, run by Richard and Mary Torrens.
Ham Hill (or Hamdon Hill) is a very popular country park (which can get very busy at times). It is a lovely place with enough countryside to get away from the crowds. It is close to Montacute and the Monarch's way passes through both places. Its Map reference is ST 477 170.

The popular part is the open area of the old quarry where is the modern stone circle. For hundreds of years the Ham Stone was quarried here to build houses in the area - there is still a working quarry. A walk around the higher parts offers some splendid views across Somerset and Dorset. As well as being a SSSI, Ham Hill was an iron-age hill fort and a Roman fort. Remains of both still exist.

But away from the most poplar area there are plenty of walks along the escarpment and in the woods and fields of the country park. The Liberty trail long-distance path passes through Ham Hill.

A map is available showing where the photos were taken - the link opens in a new window..

Ham Hill is shown on map of Montacute (opens in a new window).

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