||LOCAL history enthusiasts will be able to enjoy National Archaeology Day with an expert tour of one of Wiltshire's most important archaeological sites.
Wiltshire County Council’s county archaeologist, Roy Canham, will be leading a walk around Battlesbury Camp near Warminster on Saturday, July 17 to coincide with National Archaeology Day.
Battlesbury Camp, on the western edge of Salisbury Plain, near Warminster, is one
of the best preserved and most significant Iron Age hill forts in Wiltshire. There are around 50 hill forts in total in the county.
The fort has a well–preserved system of ramparts, ditches and gateways. Walkers will be taken on an informative tour with their expert guide and given an insight into
life in pre–Roman Britain.
Walkers will also be able to enjoy some fantastic views across the county from the
top of Battlesbury Camp.
Roy Canham said: "Battlesbury Camp is one of the most well preserved archaeological sites in Wiltshire and has helped archaeologists learn a lot about life during the Iron Age.
"National Archaeology Day aims to celebrate Britain’s rich archaeological heritage and promote public interest in the subject.
"Here in Wiltshire we have some of the finest archaeological sites in the country,
and that is a heritage we should all be proud of."
The walk starts at 2pm and will last about one and a half hours. To take part in the
walk, contact Wiltshire County Council’s archaeology service on 01225 713741 or