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Ham Hill Country Park, Stoke sub Hamdon

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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.
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  • Lovely place - it was a bit misty but you could see the views were stunning. On site pub, good walks, interesting modern stone circle - I'll be back. 
  • great place for chilling out long walks through the ham hill stone that was used for local village look out over the local country side remember your wellys and after your long walk relax at the local...  more »
  • We went here for a short walk. It is very interesting, lots of visible history and plenty of information around about the very long history of the park/hill and stone mining. There are some stunning v...  more »
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  • Beautiful setting. Great walks
  • Fantastic pub, good selection of ciders and an amazing view, always busy and dog friendly.
  • Fantastic place. Perfect for picnic with family and friends.
  • Perfect place around Yeovil for a walk in the woods and a BBQ with friends
  • Lovely place to walk all year round