Ham Hill Country Park, Stoke sub Hamdon
Categories: Nature & Parks
Ham Hill is a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Scheduled Ancient Monument, Iron Age hill fort, Roman site, Local Nature Reserve and country park, to the west of Yeovil in Somerset, England.The hill has given its name to the distinctive quarried hamstone and also to two nearby villages: Stoke-sub-Hamdon and Norton Sub Hamdon, whose names mean "under-Ham-hill" (where "Ham" is Old English for a small settlement). The Mendip Hills, Blackdown Hills, Quantock Hills and Dorset Downs are all visible from Ham Hill, especially from its war memorial. It is popular for picnicking, walking and mountain biking in the grassy hollows of the old quarry workings.The geology supports a wide range of fauna including mammals, birds, invertebrates, reptiles and amphibians living on lichens, fungi, ferns and flowering plants.For Ham Hill Country Park and beyond, use our Stoke sub Hamdon itinerary planner to get the most from your Stoke sub Hamdon vacation.
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We have visited here for the last 26 years, it's a great place to have a walk round or walk your dog. Go up to the monument and the view is amazing. It's free to do to, ice cream van is usually on sit... read more »
We also had a walk round just a little bit of this park as my husband cannot walk too far. Every time we go there we find something different to look at depending on the different seasons. If you walk... read more »
We used to regually visit this park with the children but have found over time the amount of litter and dogs mess is becoming a real problem. If you can't clear up after your dog don't own one, there'... read more »
Superb, love this place, I'm always there walking, bike riding, it's amazing! The prince of Wales pub is one of my favourite in Somerset!
Stunning views of south Somerset, great walks and lots of wildlife, especially birds
A fantastic location, outstanding views and walks. A fairly decent pub to catch up in if needed
Great for walks or cycling. Good pub.
Amazing views from the Somerset countryside
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