Ham Hill is a nationally important geological area, is home to rare and exciting wildlife and plant life and has a fascinating history. Come and explore the peaceful, leafy woodlands and glades, grassy meadows, impressive ramparts and iconic hamstone memorials and sculptures. There is extensive parking on site and loads of events to get involved with. The site is managed by South Somerset District Council.
People have been drawn to Ham Hill for thousands of years, and it is easy to see why. Offering incredible views of the South Somerset Moors, Exmoor and the Mendip Hills, Ham Hill is a 164 hectare (390 acres) country park centred on a huge Iron Age hill fort.
In 1996 sculptor Evelyn Body was commissioned by the Parrett Trail Partnership to create a two monumental Ham stone sculptures. The Timestones are aligned to Midsummer Sunrise. At dawn on the longest day the sun rises to shine through the hole in the Celtic stone, casting its image onto the axehead.
Things to Do in Winter
• Take a brisk walk through the beautiful Witcombe Valley, then stop to warm up by the fire in the Prince of Wales
• Watch our Ravens ‘skydancing’ around the war memorial
Join our Wednesday Volunteer Work Groups and get to know Ham Hill really well!