Ancient Places Series - Aconbury Wood
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This cache is one of a series. There are five at the moment. We hope to add more in the future. All are going to be placed in Ancient or Historic locations (hence the name) around Herefordshire. There are many historical sites around the county which we have found interesting and would like to share some of these with fellow Geocachers
Aconbury Wood surrounds the Iron Age hill fort, named Aconbury Hill Fort or Caer Rhian, but many locals refer to the site as The Roman Fort. It is believed that the fort was occupied from the second century BC for about 400 hundred years and pottery has been found on the site to suggest this. There are many paths leading up to what remains of the enclosure that was the main fort and there is a path leading West to North following the old ditch . Partly hidden by trees on the summit is a triangulation point
and from the North bank of the enclosure there are splendid views of the Herefordshire plain including the city itself .
The best access for this cache is from the suggested parking place at Little Birch Village Hall. N51 59 288 W002 43 265.
There is alternative parking at N51 59 357 W002 43 630
As there is a kissing gate at the entrance to the woods a wheelchair user would find this difficult although a pushchair could possibly manage it. Some of the paths can be very muddy at certain times of the year so therefore boots or wellies are a good idea
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