A walk in misty Blackbury Camp woods with Lyn and Susie – captured by Nikon D3000/RAW/Tamron 18mm – 200mm lens
The lowland areas of Devon and Cornwall are densely scattered with Iron Age settlements. They offered richer soils than the moorland sites favoured in earlier times. Most of these Iron Age hillforts or settlements are located on hill slopes or at the end of ridges, overlooking springs or river valleys, probably for pastoral rather than defensive purposes.
Blackbury Camp, Devon, UK is no exception: it straddles a narrow ridge running eastwards from a plateau, near the junction of two ancient tracks. This position gave good access to valley pastures and to two nearby streams, although it was not easily fortified.