From the layby and its flowery verges we will ascend up to the ramparts of Little Solsbury Hill. We will be focussing on the natural history story of Solsbury as we make a circuit of the hill and explore some of the quarried slopes just below the summit.
However we won’t forget the ancient historical context of the hill and its more recent cultural significance – and of course there are some stunning views to enjoy too before we return downhill to our starting point.
Little Solsbury Hill has multiple interest – it is an ancient hill fort and is linked with the history of Bath. More recently it featured in a famous song by Peter Gabriel and was linked with the campaign against the building of the Batheaston bypass. On a clear day it has stunning panoramic views across Bath and towards the Westbury White Horse/ Wiltshire Downs. It has significant natural history interest which will be a strong focus of our walk.
Photo By Iain Macaulay