On a clear day you can see the spire of Salisbury Cathedral!

At 289m Martinsell Hill offers a panoramic view of Salisbury Plain; the spire of Salisbury Cathedral can be seen 25 miles away on the southern horizon.

On the summit plateau of the hill are the traces of an Iron Age hillfort of 32 acres, known as an univallate fort from the single boundary ditch and rampart that surrounds it. The Mid Wilts Way skirts the southern boundary of the fort.  One kilometre to the south-west, along a ridge forming a natural causeway, is another but much smaller Iron Age hillfort. Built on a promontory, it is known as the Giant’s Grave from the significant barrow-like rampart at its centre.

Martinsell Hill can be accessed via trails from Oare to the west via the Giants Grave or there is a car park just south of Clench Common to the east.

Just allow yourself plenty of time to sit and drink in the views!


Further Information

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Image: View from Martinsell Hill Credit: Great West Way